History Of The Old Quindaro Museum
In 1982, an anonymous letter was sent to all property and landowners in the township known as the Old Quindaro community. It expressed a desire for a "Special Use" permit to be issued to Browning Ferris Industries to build and operate a sanitary landfill. This triggered an alarm throughout the entire community. During this period, it was discovered that a Landmark Commission meeting was to be held in order to approve the "Special Use" permit. The community responded to this meeting en masse, and outnumbered the usual attendees by over twenty to one. The attendance was so overwhelming that the "Special Use" permit was tabled to a later meeting.
In 1983, the Landmark Commission relented and finally failed to approve the permit. However, the Kansas City, Kansas Commission, consisting of the Mayor and two other commissioners, approved the permit.
At that point, a group of neighborhood residents met to discuss the problem facing their community. This meeting ultimately spawned "The Concerned Citizens for Old Quindaro". At that time a board was formed that was eventually recognized as the original "Board of Directors" for The Concerned Citizens for Old Quindaro. This group along with Countz Public Relations Firm and several other community members has evolved into the group that survives today.