25 Years Ago

June 27, 2014 

June 1989

Edward Falk II, 58, died. He was a real estate broker and was past president of the Jackson County Fair Board and the Lee’s Summit Jaycees. He was an Army veteran. His family was involved with the Farmers Trust Bank for many years. He is survived by a wife and two children.

The congregation of the first Assembly of God will be busy packing and moving boxes of church supplies and furniture bringing to a close nearly 30 years of worship in their church at 300 E Blue Parkway. The move will be a short distance west at 425 SW Oldham Parkway, the site of the church’s new 30,000 square foot building. Reverend Harley Simpson has been pastor at the church since Dec. 1976.

Two of the oldest and most significant buildings belonging to Unity Village have been recognized as national treasures by their placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The old Silent Unity and Tower buildings were the first buildings constructed at Unity Village and set the architectural standard that has been maintained throughout the administrative complex. The Unity Historic District is one of the best and finest examples of Italian Renaissance in the Kansas City area.

– Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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