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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Northeast Junior High School

Picture of property 400 Troup Ave
Kansas City (Wyandotte County)
Listed in National Register 2008-10-16

Architect: Rose & Peterson; Radotinsky, Meyn, Deardorf (1961)
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

The Northeast Junior High School is a four-story masonry structure constructed in 1923 as the first intermediate school to serve Kansas City's African-American population. Rose and Peterson Architects designed the building, which had the same floor plan as Northwest Junior High built in 1922 to serve the area's white students. These twin schools were indicative of Kansas City's citywide educational segregation that extended from the first grade through junior college. The building is nominated for its educational history and architectural significance constructed during the Progressive-era in a commercial style with Beaux Arts stylistic influences.

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