Garment District (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Kansas City Garment District
Garment District at 8th and Bank, November 2013
Garment District at 8th and Bank, November 2013
Coordinates: 39°06′18″N 94°35′17″W / 39.10500°N 94.58806°W / 39.10500; -94.58806Coordinates: 39°06′18″N 94°35′17″W / 39.10500°N 94.58806°W / 39.10500; -94.58806
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City

The Kansas City Garment District is located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri to the east of Quality Hill, across Broadway Boulevard. In the 1930s several large clothing manufacturers clustered here, making Kansas City's garment district second only to New York City's in size. Today, this heritage is commemorated by an oversize needle and thread monument.[1] Its old industrial buildings have since been redeveloped into loft apartments, office, and restaurants.[2] Henry Perry, father of Kansas City-style barbecue got his start in 1908 from a stand in an alley in the neighborhood.[3]


  1. ^ Jerry LaMartina (October 4, 2002). "Garment District group dedicates sculpture, opens museum". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  2. ^ Julian Mincer (November 22, 1987). "Focus: Kansas City; Housing Just a Walk From Jobs". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  3. ^ Daniel Coleman (2005). "Biography of Henry Perry, 1875-1940. Restaurateur". Local History. Kansas City Public Library. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-14.