List of Famous Kansas City Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Kansas City Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Kansas City skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Kansas City architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Kansas City are included on this list. Information about these Kansas City buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Kansas City and older historic landmarks.

These buildings, like Wyandotte High School and August Meyer House include images when available.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Kansas City?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Kansas City. Famous architectural houses within the city of Kansas City are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Style: Classical Revival
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    Argentine Carnegie Library

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    Argentine Carnegie Library
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    The Argentine Branch Library, sometimes known as the Argentine Carnegie Library was located at 2800 Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. It was built by Rose and Peterson. It was deemed as one of the KCK's historic landmarks on March 28, 1985. It was placed in the Register of Historic Kansas ...more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1916
    • Style: Classical Revival
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    August Meyer House

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Style: Queen Anne Style architecture (Great Britain & Australia)
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    Benton, Thomas Hart, House and Studio

    The Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site is located at 3616 Belleview, Kansas City, Missouri. The park was established in 1977 and preserves the house and studio of Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton. Tours are provided that show the furnished house and studio as he left it when he ...more

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    • City/Town: Missouri, USA
    • Style: Victorian architecture
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    Bernard Corrigan House
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    The Bernard Corrigan House is a historic residence at 1200 West 55th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The building is an important regional example of the Prairie Style, and it was one of the earliest residential structures in Kansas City to make extensive use of reinforced concrete.more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1912
    • Style: Prairie School
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    Boley Building

    The Boley Building in Kansas City, Missouri is a building from 1909 designed by Canadian-born American architect Louis Curtiss. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is currently the world headquarters for Andrews McMeel Universal, parent company to Universal Uclick, ...more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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    Coates House Hotel

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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    Col. John Harris House

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Style: Greek Revival
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    Disney, Walt, House, and Garage

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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    Dr. Generous Henderson House
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    The Dr. Generous Henderson House is a private residence located at 1016 The Paseo, once one of the most prestigious areas of Kansas City, Missouri. It is the only surviving example of the Second Renaissance Revival style of architecture in Kansas City. The house was built for a Dr. Generous Henderson.more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1899
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    F. W. Woolworth Building

    The F.W. Woolworth Building is a historic department store building located in Kansas City, Missouri that served as a retail location for the F. W. Woolworth Company from 1928 until 1964. The one-story building includes a balustrade parapet and Moderne storefront.more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1928
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    Fairfax Assembly

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    Fairfax Assembly
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    Fairfax Assembly is a General Motors automobile factory at 3201 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. In January 2013 GM announced $600 million in upgrades to the plant including a new 450,000-square-foot paint shop and a new stamping press. The press release noted that at the time the company has ...more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States of America, North America, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1987
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    Fire Department Headquarters; Fire station #2

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture
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    Grand Avenue Temple and Grand Avenue Temple Building

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Style: Greek Revival
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    Graphic Arts Building

    The Graphic Arts Building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is an eight story, 58 unit, reinforced concrete building. Following an approval in 2005 for redevelopment, it currently houses the Graphic Arts Lofts. The building was built in 1915 as a headquarters for commercial printing and related ...more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1915
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    Gumbel Building

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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    Hotel President

    The Hotel President is a historic hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. It is now operated as the Hilton President Kansas City by Hilton Hotels Corporation.more

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    • City/Town: Missouri, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1926
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    The Judge Louis R. Gates House is located at 4146 Cambridge Street in Kansas City, Kansas. Clarence E. Shepard was the architect of this example of a Prairie School residence. It was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places on July 3, 1979, and on the National Register of Historic Places on ...more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1923
    • Style: Prairie School
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    Kansas City Athenaeum

    The Kansas City Athenaeum in Kansas City, Missouri is a building from 1914. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Style: Classical Revival
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    Kansas City Live Stock Exchange

    The Kansas City Live Stock Exchange at 1600 Gennesse in Kansas City, Missouri in the West Bottoms was the headquarters of the Kansas City Stockyards. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is owned by Bill Haw.more

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    • City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1910
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