The History of Commercial Awnings
The history Commercial awnings date back to the Roman Empire and the Coliseum in which a series of pulleys and fabric provided the first retractable awning. Kansas City Tent & Awning has it’s own rich history beginning in 1901. But what we’re most excited about is the legacy we’re creating now. Here’s a fun, interactive look into how we got to where we are today.
Awnings actually have dated back further to ancient Egyptian civilizations, but we thought 70 AD was a good place to start. View our History of Residential Awnings for more information.
1936 Kansas City Tent & Awning provided its handiwork to the beautification of the Country Club Plaza - a shopping center based on architectural concepts from Seville, Spain.
2015+ And we march on, exploring new and innovative ways to apply our craft.