Kansas City Live Stock Exchange

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Kansas City Live Stock Exchange
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Kansas City Live Stock Exchange in the West Bottoms.
Kansas City Live Stock Exchange is located in Missouri
Kansas City Live Stock Exchange
Location 1600 Genessee St., Kansas City, Missouri
Coordinates 39°5′40″N 94°36′19″W / 39.09444°N 94.60528°W / 39.09444; -94.60528Coordinates: 39°5′40″N 94°36′19″W / 39.09444°N 94.60528°W / 39.09444; -94.60528
Built 1910
Architect Wilder & Wight; Swenson Construction Co.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

84002571

[1]
Added to NRHP April 05, 1984

The Kansas City Live Stock Exchange at 1600 Gennesse in Kansas City, Missouri in the West Bottoms was the headquarters of the Kansas City Stockyards. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is owned by Bill Haw.

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The building, which began construction in 1909 and was completed in 1911, was the largest livestock exchange building in the world.[2] In 1957, a one story addition was constructed on the south side of the building for the Golden Ox restaurant which had opened in the building in 1949.

The building has been renovated and currently serves as an office building with numerous business and personal services, including but not limited to, a coffee shop that also serves breakfast and lunch, barber/stylist, a health club including a masseuse, and a U.S. Post Office (the post office closed as of December 2008.)

The American Hereford Association bull and Kemper Arena and the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building in the former stockyards of the West Bottoms as seen from Quality Hill

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