Kansas City City Hall, 414 East Twelfth Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO
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414 East Twelfth Street, Kansas City, MO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MO-266
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: The City Hall is the tallest and most obvious of a three building construction program passed in 1931 by the people of Kansas City. The overall bond program was labeled the "Ten-Year-Plan," and offered the vision of stability, progress and faith in the future to counter the effects of the Great Depression. The building's architecture, though neo-classic or beaux-arts in plan and massing, introduces the elements of the moderne or art deco movement in its detail and ornament.
City & Town Halls
Wight & Wight
Cassell, William L.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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