Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Janssen Place Historic District
Constructed 1897 - 1917
—Kansas City Landmark —
Originally intended as a planned, residential area, Janssen Place was conceived and developed by Arthur E. Stilwell, a railroad magnate and urban planner. Designed in 1897 and patterned after Portland and Westmoreland Places in St. Louis, Missouri, it is a significant example of landscape design and neighborhood planning in Kansas City. Most of the large homes were erected between 1900 and 1917. Janssen Place was often referred to as Lumberman's Row due to the large number of lumber and construction tycoons who resided here.
Landscape Architect George A. Mathews
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Erected 1977 by Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, Missouri.
Location. 39° 3.694′ N, 94° 34.694′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 36th Street and Janssen Place, on the right when traveling east on 36th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Golf Course in Kansas City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park Maintenance Building Kansas City Athenaeum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major Murray Davis D.S.C. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Harris-Kearney House (approx. ¾ mile away); Citizen - Soldier (approx. ¾ mile away); VFW Centennial Plaza (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . .
1. Kansas City's Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Walk Through Janssen Place. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Historic Preservation in Kansas City, Missouri. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Notable Places •
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