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3210 Warwick Boulevard (Apartments), Kansas City, Jackson County, MO



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Item Title
BWPhotos 211439

Location
Kansas City, MO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MO-1916
Building/structure dates: 1909 initial construction
Significance: The simple, Neoclassical apartment house located at 3210 Warwick Boulevard is an early example of the classically columned multi-deck, veranda apartment dwelling which became a local prototype in the early twentieth century and continued as a dominant design of apartment houses in Kansas City until the mid-1920s. The design reflects the pre-World War I influences of the eclectic movement's (1880-1940) emphasis on relatively pure copies of traditional styles, and of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, which stressed correct historical interpretations of classical European styles. The building's design is unique locally as the work of professionally trained architects who were a rarity in Kansas City at this time. As such, it is representative of academic designs based on classical precedents produced by the professional architects of the era. Located in the mid-town area, the apartment dwelling is a significant example of the impact of the City Beautiful Movement and the Parks and Boulevard Plan, of the development of rapid transit networks, and the turn-of-the-century population increases on Kansas City's development patterns and housing preferences. The integrity of the building's design, setting, workmanship, and its ability to convey feelings of and associations with a past period of times meets the criteria for eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Apartment Houses
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Wilson & Price Architects
Wilson, Lewis Gamaliel
Price, Edwin Morgan
Bell, F. M.
Sanford, Elmer B.
Cacy, Kevin, Field Team
Helmer, Paul, Field Team
Hall, Cliff, Photographer
Schwenk, Sarah Fullerton, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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