KU Students Photograph the Castle – 2009-10-08

On September 30th, 2009 Professor Luke Jordan brought a group of about 25 students from KU to photograph the Castle Tea Room.  The group spent about an hour and a half shooting picture of both the interior and exterior of the building.  Since this is a beginning digital photography class the group worked on composition as well as identifying the challenges of shooting in low light situations.  I will add more links as they become available.

Below are links to their images:

lightandwallpaperTea Room

Red ButtonCastle Tea Room

BrandonCastle Tea Room

Tea Room

Fireplace AngleTea House

Feature Story in the Lawrence Journal World – 2009-07-05

The Castle Tea Room is featured in the Lawrence Journal World

Link to article: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/jul/05/

Lawrence Preservation Alliance – An Evening of Awards – 2009-04-13

The Lawrence Preservation Alliance held the debut of the newly renovated Castle Tea Room with An Evening of Awards Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event was attended by approximately 160 people, who toured the newly opened facility.  They were treated to appetizers from Maceli’s Catering.  The Castle Tea Room was given an award for preservation.

Announcing Castle Tea Room Executive Director – 2009-02-27

The Board of Directors of the Libuse Kriz-Fiorito Historical Foundation has announced André N. Bollaert as the executive director of the Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass.

He will be responsible for all operational aspects of the Castle Tea Room and begin working full-time March 1, 2009.

Bollaert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Colorado and an Associate of Arts degree in restaurant management from Colorado Mountain College. He has hospitality experience in service and management in Steamboat Springs, Denver, and Boulder, Colo.

Previously, he served as the executive director of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and the manager of the Roger Hill Volunteer Center. He was also the managing partner of Bollaert Associates, a consulting firm focusing on fundraising program development and strategic planning, as well as operating a custom remodeling and cabinet business.