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

    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 Places on November 23, 1985, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1986. The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library has moved the collections and staff from Argentine to the new SOUTH BRANCH, at 3104 Strong Ave., a few blocks to the west and north, which opened Sep 26, 2012. The library has turned over the building to the Kansas City, Kansas USD 500....  more
    • City/Town: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1916
    • Style: Classical Revival
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    August Meyer House

    • 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 died on January 19, 1975. The house was built ca. 1903 for Walter E. Kirkpatrick. The architect was George Mathews, a proponent of the City Beautiful movement. Kirkpatrick was the secretary and treasurer for the Kansas City Electric Light Company, and on the board of directors of the KC Street Railway Company. The home is approximately 7800 square feet on 3¹⁄₂ floors, containing 24 rooms, 4...  more
    • City/Town: Missouri, USA
    • Style: Victorian architecture