The Custom Color Building

For over 40-years this building was home to Custom Color Corporation, a photographic lab and visual communications company founded by entrepreneur and print pioneer, Nate Accardo.

From its humble beginnings in 1969, Custom Color grew from a single person to over 160 full-time team members. In the late 1970’s, Nate Accardo hired former Kodak executive, Guy Clark and shortly thereafter made him a partner. Together they would build a company that was widely-recognized around the world as the ‘gold-standard’ for photographic printing and film photography.

The Custom Color building is located in the heart of the thriving arts and cultural center of downtown Kansas City known as the Crossroads Arts District. This district is home to countless galleries, art shops, restaurants, and boutique retail.  Custom Color is also one block from the $450MM Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and walking distance to the Sprint Arena, Convention Center, Entertainment District and countless art galleries and restaurants.  



  • 60,000 SF

  • 135 Cars

  • 3 Floors

  • 2 Passenger Elevators

  • Concrete Structure

  • 30' Column Width

  • Green Roof Option

  • 14' Ceilings

  • Concrete Floors

  • Ideal Location

  • Historical Building

  • TIF Entitlements

Lease Availability:

Current Availability
FULLY LEASED. For similar properties contact:

John Hoefer
T (816) 474 2000
D (816) 268 4248
M (816) 591 4635

Joyce Murray
T (816) 474 2000
D (816) 512 1004
M (816) 421 6666

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The Custom Color Building
300 West 19th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108


Current Availability
Fully Leased

Historic office space in the heart of Crossroads.

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