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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Scarritt Arcade

Kansas City Landmark

 

—Architect: Root and Siemens • Constructed: 1906-1907 —

 
Scarritt Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
1. Scarritt Arcade Marker
Inscription.

The exterior of the Scarritt Arcade with its ornate terra cotta shows the influence of Louis Sullivan and the 'Chicago School' of architecture. An interior skylighted open well, with windows on all sides, allows natural light into the offices which surround the well.

Entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
 
Erected 1977 by Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Location. 39° 6.227′ N, 94° 34.904′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Walnut Street north of 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 Walnut Street, Kansas City MO 64106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Muse of the Missouri (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York Life Building (about 700 feet away); New England Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frankel, Frank & Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phoenix Hotel Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Exchange Hotel Building (approx. ¼ mile away);

Scarritt Arcade Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
2. Scarritt Arcade Building and Marker
Armour & Volker Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barton Brothers Shoe Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Scarritt Building and Arcade National Register Nomination. (Submitted on September 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Scarritt Arcade. (Submitted on September 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The First Chicago School of Architecture. (Submitted on September 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Scarritt Arcade Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
3. Scarritt Arcade Building
Scarritt Arcade Terra Cotta Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
4. Scarritt Arcade Terra Cotta Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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