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Cross Lines Tower

Identification

Cross Lines Tower
Wyandotte Hotel, Town House Hotel, Town House Motor Inn, Ramada Inn-Center City
125649

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
brick
applied masonry
orange
modernism

Usages

senior living
service branch(es)

Facts

  • This building was a commercial hotel and considered on a par with the best in Metro Kansas City between 1951 and 1974. As part of a renovation in 1961, the name was changed to "Town House Motor Inn" theoretically to sound contemporary..
  • The 300 room hotel had four suites on the top floor and the cost of construction was uniquely financed by approximately 70% public subscription. Federal grants and subsidies and tax breaks were unknown in this era.
  • Integrated teams of the old AFC which came to play the Kansas City (MO) Chiefs and the old Kansas City (MO) Baseball Athletics had to stay in Kansas City, Kansas because the major hotels on the Missouri side refused to accept "non white" people as guests.
  • Before the Negro Leagues ended play in 1955, the teams who played the Kansas City (Mo) Monarchs also had to stay in private homes or the Kansas City, Kansas hotel.

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Location

1015-1021 North 7th Street
645 State Avenue
1021 North 7th Street
66101
Downtown
Kansas City
Kansas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

175.00 ft
15
2
1949
1951
2003

Involved Companies

Eugene John Stern

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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