St. John's Seminary was opened in 1904, and closed in before the fall term in 1983. I don't know when the facilities were built, as I saw no cornerstones on the chapel or the other buildings when I was there with the little Curmudgeons this weekend. Admittedly, I didn't look that hard. Much of the grounds were behind a fence, and although the gates were open, they were all posted with more than one "no trespassing" sign by the new occupant, so the Academy of Kansas City, seemed fairly adamant that I not enter (and of course, trespassing on posted grounds is a Class B misdemeanor. I don't want the little Curmudgeons to have a record just yet).
The facilities are nice. Very nice. Do note the decorative brickwork in the detail from the chapel below.. If I had bags of money and wanted to open a traditional school, I'd use my evil traditionalist powers to try to wrest the property from the seculars who are using it now.
I'm sure there's much more to know about St. John's, but I don't know it. Heck, until a reader clued me in via email, I didn't know that there ever was a diocesan seminary here (I thought that the Conception Seminary had always served the diocese as the college seminary). Therefore I invite whomever might be inclined to give me their information on the place, either in my comment boxes or via email.