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Argentine ATSF Railroad YMCA

Picture of property 1333 S 27th Street
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in State Register 2013-11-16

Architect: Unknown
Category: institutional housing

The Argentine railroad YMCA was built in 1937 in the Neoclassical style for use as a dormitory to house railway workers. This building, which replaced an 1899 facility that had burned, served workers employed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, which was a major industry in Argentine. Beginning in the 1860s, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) began offering safe and affordable housing to young men moving to cities from rural areas. The organization partnered with railroad companies, and the country's first railroad YMCA opened in Cleveland in 1872. At least eight railroad YMCAs operated in Kansas, and their numbers peaked nationwide in the decade before the Great Depression. The Argentine railroad YMCA remained open until the early 1980s and was the last of its kind in Kansas. The two-story building is constructed of reinforced concrete and steel with red brick masonry walls, and additions were built in 1963 and 1969. It was nominated for its social history.

Argentine Carnegie Library

Picture of property 2800 Metropolitan Ave
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 1986-04-30

Architect: William Warren Rose and David B. Peterson
Category: library

Bonner Springs High School

Picture of property 200 E 3rd
Bonner Springs (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 2002-07-11

Architect: Charles Ashley Smith of "Smith, Rea, & Lovitt"
Category: school

Brotherhood Block

Picture of property 745-755 State Ave
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 2019-07-12

Architect: John D. Maultsby & Co.
Category: commerce

The Brotherhood Block is comprised of two buildings on one city block. The first two levels were constructed in 1910, and the top three floors were added when the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers moved to this location in 1921. The building has had several specialists work on the design and construction of the property in 1921 Rose & Peterson were the architects, in 1949 John Maultsby Jr. was the architect, Finney & Turnipseed were the structural engineers, and Patti Construction Company was the builder. From its organization in 1893, the Brotherhood has advocated for fair wages, better working conditions, and the overall welfare of its members from its headquarters in Kansas City.

Castle Rock

Picture of property 852 Washington Blvd
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 2000-02-18

Architect: Raymond Buschhusen
Category: single dwelling

City Hall and Fire Headquarters

Picture of property 805 and 815 N 6th
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 1986-04-25

Architect: William Warren Rose and David B. Peterson
Category: city hall; fire station; road-related; transportation

Fairfax Hills Historic District (Parkwood Estates)

Picture of property Bounded by Esplanade Ave, Brown Ave and 12th St and including both sides of Parkwood Blvd, Coronado Rd & Hilltop Rd
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 2007-06-30

Architect: Hare & Hare (landscape architects); George Metz
Category: multiple dwelling; residential district
Thematic Nomination: Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960

The Fairfax Hills Historic District is a 33-acre landscaped site adjacent to the Fairfax industrial district. Using federal financing incentives, private developers built Fairfax Hills to help alleviate the housing shortage that accompanied the influx of defense workers to Kansas City during World War II. Landscape architects Hare and Hare applied their considerable skills in subdivision design to the property, creating a layout of roads, buildings, and open spaces that responded to the rolling topography and reflected the precepts of development recommended by the FHA. Architect George Metz adapted a standard apartment unit plan into four distinct multi-family building types. Each building type has a unique appearance that reflects an amalgamation of traditional Colonial Revival architectural treatments and the stripped-down Modern Movement design the FHA preferred for public housing projects during this period.

Fire Station No. 9

Picture of property 2 South 14th St
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 1985-09-05

Architect: William E. Harris
Category: fire station

Franklin Elementary School

Picture of property 1403 Metropolitan Avenue
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 2013-06-26

Architect: Undetermined
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

Argentine was a prosperous city in the late 1880s due to the influence of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) Railroad and the Kansas City Consolidated Smelting and Refining Company. The location of the railroad played an important factor in W. N. Ewing's decision to opening a silver smelter, which caused the community to grow quickly. The school-age children of east Argentine attended Lowell School in the 1880s and 1890s, but the area's growing population required additional classroom space. Franklin Elementary School opened in September 1898 and was occupied by four teachers and students in grades one through eight. Shortly after the school opened, the community fell on hard times when the smelter closed and the 1903 flood devastated the area. Argentine was annexed by Kansas City in 1910 and the school became a part of the Kansas City school district. A six-classroom addition was added in 1910 to accommodate the re-distribution of students. The school closed in 1973. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of education and architecture.

Gates, Judge Louis, House

Picture of property 4146 Cambridge
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 1980-12-01

Architect: Clarence Shepard
Category: single dwelling

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