Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Midtown Kansas City Knickerbocker Apartments Will Be Destroyed After Inferno

A blaze back in May doomed the historic building and now restoration efforts have been rejected . . . Here's worthwhile profile of another preservation effort that proved unsuccessful . . . Read more:

Knickerbocker Apartments, once lavish, now endangered

(The Midtown KC Post is profiling the buildings on the Historic Kansas City Foundation's Most Endangered List for 2013. More about our series of stories.) The Knickerbocker Apartments, the half of them that remain, were once part of the largest and most lavish apartment complex in the city.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Once lavish, now endangered".
Pretty much describes most of KCMO.
Sad.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet not true at all. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sad how Kansas City just lets things go to shit.

Anonymous said...

^^or how you have nothing better to do.

Anonymous said...

9:28, enlighten me ... are your standards so low that you really do disagree with 9:04’s comment, or do you just like to be argumentative for sport?

Mo Rage said...


October 10, 2017??

Charlie Horse said...

"Knickerbocker" sounds racist if said fast enough.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Life is a rotten neighbor. They have almost distroyed the neighborhood with no regard to history and have been intent tearing down the Knickerbocker for decades. They have repeatedly lied to community stakeholders in an arrogant and selfish manner. KC Life is family owned and has been a blight on midtown KC.

Anonymous said...

Pot, meet Kettle.

Anonymous said...

Nostalgia for the good old days 100 years ago is no reason to spend bucketloads of money to rehab buildings that have long since passed their use by date, and where no one wants to live. Of course, anyone who feels differently is entitled to use their own money, or pool it with others' money, to do the rehab. What no takers? Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

11:32, it only takes a drive-by to prove you wrong. Kansas City Life's property is pristine. Its residential neighbors' properties are not. Or are you blaming Kansas City Life for not keeping up their neighbors' properties at Kansas City Life's expense?

Anonymous said...

Mo saying stuff only Mo can understand. Nothing new about that.

Anonymous said...

12:15, I agree, and their Xmas lights are one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

9:28 STFU with your signature bullshit, is does describe most of KC ya dolt.

Two bathrooms and a fireplace. Whata shame.