Mayview School Restoration
The Mayview School property was purchased in 2015 with donations from alumni of MHS. The renovation of the 1952 and 1965 buildings for civic and business use is nearly complete. Unfortunately, the historic 1918 building had to be demolished for safety and accessibility reasons. The School now has an attractive new entrance with a convenient parking lot in front.
The gymnasium has new flooring, lighting, ceiling and paint. Youth and adults can play basketball, volleyball or pickle-ball. Families and organizations can rent the facility including a kitchen, installed in the old boys’ locker room, and renovated restrooms. The space is available for celebrations, meetings, reunions, recreation and events. For reservations, call 816-263-7498 Sports equipment and a sound system are available.
There are three businesses renting space in the school. Low overhead and convenient access are vital advantages to small businesses. “Get Drizzled” a wine-infused sauce business uses the 1965 kitchen area. A welding and metal fabrications business, Tier One Fabrications, LLC is located in the 1965 cafeteria and Black Tie Barn makes scented candles in the 1952 classrooms and warehouses supplies in the 1965 classroom and vo-tech area. These business are becoming successful, hiring additional employees, patronizing the other businesses in town, like the restaurant, bar, gas station and car-repair businesses and adding to the tax base. Thus MMF is satisfying it’s mission to provide an environment for citizen and business growth.
MMF is working with the community to provide fresh vegetables, education, camaraderie and exercise to enhance the health of the Citizens of Mayview.
Mayview History Museum
Mayview Mo Foundation donates one of the classrooms in the 1965 building for a museum highlighting the history of the Mayview community. Mayview was founded in 1866 and at one time offered over 20 businesses, including banks, furniture and hardware stores, a hotel, medical offices, lumberyard, grocery and delivery businesses. In the late 1800’s, Mayview was the largest producer of apples in Lafayette County, had an apple-drying business and shipped carloads of apples all over the country. The museum is open to the public, but contact one of the Foundation members to gain entry to the school.
Bear Tracks Mini Storage
MMF has renovated the old school shop building and created safe and close location to store items you no longer have room to store.
To rent a space, call Sharon/Steve at 712-789-0367.
The Mayview RV Park is located on the old Mayview High School track field, at 520 West College St., Mayview MO 64071, an hour east of Kansas City. It’s an “Honest John” pay site, operated by Mayview Mo Foundation.
Electrical and water hook-ups are available. A laundry and shower facility are adjacent to the site, at the school building. For more information or to make a reservation, call 816-263-2251.