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Lowell Elementary School

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Built: 1897 | Year Saved: N/A
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Lowell Elementary School is located in the Riverview Neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas. The school is the neighborhood landmark in and otherwise residential area and was nominated to the National Register as being representative of the renowned regional architect W.W. Rose’s work displaying an unrestrained interpretation of the Classical Revival style with Beaux Arts decorative elements and incorporating towers into the overall theme.

Constructed in 1897, this former school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was severely deteriorated before adaptation into 26 apartments for low-income senior citizens. Byers Gunn and Hart Architects collaborated with Gastinger Walker Harden Architects and Shift Modern on the rehabilitation design and Foutch Brothers LLC along with T&G Custom Millwork served as the project contractor. Additional assistance was provided by Hired Hand Communication LLC, Community National Bank, Spencer Fane Britt & Broun, Commerce Bank and Historic Preservation Partners, Inc.

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