Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment

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Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment.jpg
Location 3347½ Oak Ridge Drive, Joplin, Missouri
Area less than 1 acre
Built ca. 1927
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09000302[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 2009[1]

The Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment is located at 3347½ Oak Ridge Drive in Joplin, Missouri, though it actually fronts on 34th Street. The apartment was the location where the Barrow gang hid out after a series of robberies in Missouri and neighboring states. After twelve days, neighbors reported suspicious behavior and on April 13, 1933, the Joplin Police Department raided the apartment. Two of the police officers were killed by the fleeing fugitives. Undeveloped photographs, left behind by the gang, helped the authorities eventually stop the gang. Stolen merchandise tied the gang concretely to a robbery in Joplin during their stay there.[2]

The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on May 15, 2009 and the listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of May 22, 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. May 22, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ Roger Maserang (December 31, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 7, 2009.  (39 pages, with apartment plans, map, newspaper clippings and 11 photos)

Coordinates: 37°03′06″N 94°31′00″W / 37.051671°N 94.516693°W / 37.051671; -94.516693 (Site of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Garage Apartment)