Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment

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Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
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Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment is located in Missouri
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment is located in the US
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
Location 3347 1/2 Oak Ridge Dr., Joplin, Missouri
Coordinates 37°3′12″N 94°30′59″W / 37.05333°N 94.51639°W / 37.05333; -94.51639Coordinates: 37°3′12″N 94°30′59″W / 37.05333°N 94.51639°W / 37.05333; -94.51639
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1927 (1927)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP Reference # 09000302[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 2009

The Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment is located at 3347½ Oak Ridge Drive in Joplin, Newton County, 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. It was built about 1927, and is a two-story building on a poured concrete foundation. It has a gently pitched hipped roof and exposed rafter ends in the American Craftsman style.[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]

The house was restored and decorated in a 1930s style for use as a bed and breakfast, but after the May 2011 Joplin tornado and the resulting housing shortage, the owner made it available under long-term lease as a single-family residence.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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)
  3. ^ "Bonnie and Clyde's Historic Joplin Hideout". Debborah Moss. Retrieved March 8, 2016.