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Missouri Court of Appeals – Western District

Missouri Court of Appeals – Western District – Kansas City

 

Location:  1300 Oak Street / 13th Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kansas City to the south of the courthouse.  The northeast corner has a large concrete arch with recessed canopy cover and entrance. The first story windows are small and the second story windows are arched. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Court of Appeals – Western District. 

 

History:  In 1885, the Kansas City Court of Appeals consisted of three judges and was housed in rented premises. The first location was the Hall Building on the northwest corner of Ninth Street and Walnut Street in Kansas City. In 1888, the court moved to the New England Building on the northeast corner of Ninth Street and Wyandotte Street. In 1892, the court moved to the former Jackson County Courthouse occupying the fourth story. In 1935, the court moved into the Jackson County Courthouse occupying the tenth story. In 1979, the court leased additional space in the Traders Building at 12th Street and Grand Boulevard. The present courthouse was constructed in 1981 to 1982

 

See:  The building is located in Jackson County.