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Old Posted Jan 18, 2009, 10:00 PM
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KC Districts Part 2 - The Historic Northeast Neighborhood

KC Districts Part 2 - The Historic Northeast Neighborhood


KC Districts Part 1 - The East Bottoms


Thanks for all the comments so far on my first thread everybody. It's good to know that people still want to see more of Kansas City and its great neighborhoods!! Today, I will show you the Northeast. The Northeast is a predominately working class neighborhood that's directly south of the East Bottoms. I have it highlighted for you on my map, although the map doesn't completely cover the whole area. Here, you will find a very diverse mix of people. In recent years, there has been a large influence of Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern, as well as African American and Caucasian. Houses range from just small blue collar bungalows to some of the largest oldest mansions in Kansas City. Let's check it out!!






For those of you who saw my first thread, some pictures were added by Ignatious with a back viewing of what I believe to be this house right here!!




How the hell did I not see this telephone pole??




Kansas City University







































A view of Downtown Kansas City from Scarritt Point


The Kansas City Museum of Natural History and Science. This was once a private residence. Quite possibly the largest old mansion in Kansas City.


A look at the back yard.










Sorry about the quality of these pictures. The sun was not on my side that day!!









A store on St. John Ave.

Looking up St. John Ave.


Independence Ave.


















The old Montgomery Wards Bldg. One of the most massive buildings in the Kansas City area.


Not sure what this building used to be, but probably THE most massive building in Kansas City.


At this point, I started getting tired of taking pictures, I wanted to get a few more, but it was only 20 degrees outside and I was ready to call it a day. I hope you liked them!!
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Beautiful area with some great housing stock
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That castle-looking house is so incredibly ornate
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A lot of great houses. Some of those apartment buildings are almost identical to ones here in Hamilton.
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Excellent look-around. Some wonderful residential structures in that area. Thanks for the tour; it was enjoyed.
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Beautiful area. Those big warehouses at the end are totally cool.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2009, 7:50 AM
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Great thread, as always. Some of those houses (and even some of the apartments) are amazing.

How many of those old mansions have now been turned into apartments? Were you able to tell?


Also, what is going on here in the picture I've pasted below? Are these garages all for one house? Are they for apartments (because they look old, like they were built whenever the original buildings were built)


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The neighborhood certainly contains a great variety of architectural types evident from the impressive homes, churches, and civic buildings photographed. In addition, the commercial district seems to drift heavily toward hispanic needs. Keep the tour going kcexpress69.
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Those are great pictures, I was in Kansas City in early April 2007, and visited the KC Museum you pictured. It was quite nice. I also visited that park with the collonade and the fountain with the water spouts encased in ice, and since it was really cold when I was there, I ended up with a picture almost exactly like yours. KC was a great place to visit and I am looking forward to returning sometime.
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Great job. One of the better NE Side tours I've seen.
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Great series. I love this:



Some of those apartment complexes are also quite nice. A couple of those streets would be improved dramatically if they'd just plant some more trees:



Looking forward to the next one!!
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looks like Buffalo
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Fantastic thread, beautiful homes!
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Great series. I love this:



Some of those apartment complexes are also quite nice. A couple of those streets would be improved dramatically if they'd just plant some more trees:



Looking forward to the next one!!
Those were my two favorite pics as well. Wonder if the guy who built the top house was from St. Louis?
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^^^ interesting question. That area was controlled by the Chouteau family. Of course that was much earlier than that building.
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I was amazed with the beautiful architecture and density. I love that skyline shot with the hills. Most people probably think the city is flat.
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Hrmmm... Interesting.
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Thanks for the great shots of one of my favorite areas of Kansas City!

If I move back to KC, it would probably be to the Northeast to restore one of the old homes that need help.


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Also, what is going on here in the picture I've pasted below? Are these garages all for one house? Are they for apartments (because they look old, like they were built whenever the original buildings were built)




I've been curious about that garage myself. It seems to be the original carriage house for the nearby home. It almost seems as it is/was part of a sort of complex with a couple of adjacent homes.

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How many of those old mansions have now been turned into apartments? Were you able to tell?
I don't think many of them have. I don't know of any for sure - unlike the Hyde Park area in KC where a number of the old mansions are split into apartments.
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Lots of excellent architecture. Great thread!
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2009, 2:03 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback everybody!! The Northeast is a pretty large area to shoot and unfortunately I couldn't get the entire area. The eastern side of this region is more industrialized and even though I shot quite a few of the larger houses, most of this area contains working class houses.
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