National Register Listings in
Jackson County, Missouri

1524 Grand Avenue Building 18th and Vine Historic District 1901 McGee Street Automotive Service Building 85th and Manchester "Three Trails" Trail Segment A.B.C. Storage and Van Company Building Acme Brass and Machine Works Building ACME Cleansing Company Building Adams, Charles Francis Jr., Building Agee Apartments Historic District Aines Farm Dairy Building Alana Apartment Hotel Ambassador Hotel Historic District Ambassador Hotel Historic District (Boundary Increase) Archbishop O’Hara High School Argyle Building Armour Boulevard Post-World War II Apartment Building Historic District Attucks School Aurora Apartments Auto Coach Building Bailey Family Farm Historic District Baker-Vawter Building Bancroft School Barclay Building Bayles Addition Historic District Bellefontaine Avenue Historic District Bellerive Hotel Belmont Hotel Benton, Thomas Hart, House and Studio Beth Shalom Synagogue Bingham-Waggoner House and Estate Bixby, Walter E., House Blackstone Hotel Blenheim School Blue Mills BMA Tower Boley Building Bon Air Apartments Building Bonfils Building Braley, Charles A., House Bryant Building Bryant, Dr. John S. Jr. and Harriet Smart, House Buick Automobile Company Building Bunker Building Burnette-Berry House Byram's Ford Historic District Campbell-Continental Baking Company Building Cave Spring Chambers Building Chappell, Philip E., House Chatham Hotel Cherry Street Colonnades Historic District Chicago Apartments Christian Church Hospital Circle Apartments City Bank Building Coates House Hotel Coca-Cola Building Colonnade Apartment Building at 4302 Oak Street Columbia Building Commerce Tower Commerce Trust Company Historic District Community Church Continental Hotel Corrigan, Bernard, House Corrigan, Thos., Building Crane Company Building, The Creamery Package Manufacturing Company Building Crestwood Historic District Crossroads Historic Freight District Crown Center Historic District Curtiss, Louis, Studio Building Dean, O.H., Building Dierks Building Disney, Walt, House, and Garage District I District I District II District III District III (Boundary Increase) Dorson Apartment Building Drumm, Andrew, Institute East 27th Street Colonnades Historic District East Ninth Street-Grand Boulevard Historic District Ellsworth Apartments Elmwood Cemetery Exchange Building Executive Plaza Office Building Fairfax Building, The Faultless Starch Company Building Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Fidelity National Bank and Trust Company Building, The Fire Department Headquarters; Fire station #2 Firestone Building First Swedish Baptist Church Floyd, Jacobs, House Fort Osage Four Gates Farm Fowler, Henry T., House Gary, Hunter, House Gate City National Bank George, Todd M. Sr., House Georgen, John and Adele, House German Evangelical Pastors' Home Historic District Gillham Court Apartments Building Gillis Orphans' Home Globe Storage and Transfer Company Building Gloyd Building Goodenow Textiles Company Building Gotham Apartments Grand Avenue Garage Grand Avenue Temple and Grand Avenue Temple Building Grandview Residential Historic District Graphic Arts Building Greenlease Cadillac Building Guadalupe Center Gumbel Building Harris, Col. John, House Harry S Truman National Historic Site Harry S Truman National Historic Site (Boundary Increase) Hazelle, Inc. Building Heim, Ferd., Brewing Company Bottling Plant Helping Hand Institue Building Henderson, Dr. Generous, House Hesse Carriage Company Building Hiland Telphone Exchange Building Holy Name Catholic Church Holy Rosary Historic District Hook, Mary Rockwell, House Hoover Brothers Building Hotel Phillips House at 5011 Sunset Drive House at 54 E. 53rd Terrace Howard Neighborhood Historic District Howe, Frank M., Residence Hughes, Mollie and Josephine, House Hyde Park East Historic District, Old Hyde Park Historic District Hyde Park West Historic District, Old Imperial Brewing Company Brewery Independence Boulevard Christian Church Insurance Building-Consumers Cooperative Association Building Inter-State Building Interstate Bakeries Corporation Headquarters Interstate Securities Building Ivanhoe Masonic Temple Jackson County Courthouse Jackson County Jail and Marshal's House Janssen Place Historic District Jenkins Music Company Building Jensen-Salsbery Laboratories Jones, Lewis, House Jones, R. Bryson, House Kansas City Athenaeum Kansas City Club Building Kansas City Cold Storage Company Building Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Kansas City Masonic Temple Kansas City National Guard Armory Kansas City Parks and Boulevards Historic District Kansas City Police Station Number 4 Kansas City Power and Light Company Building Kansas City Power and Light Company Substation "A" Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library and Board of Education Building Kansas City Southern Railway Building Kansas City Star Building Kansas City Terminal Railway Company Roundhouse Historic District Kansas City Title and Trust Building Kansas City Water Department Building Kansas City, Missouri Western Union Telegraph Building Katz, Michael H. and Rose, House Keith, Charles S., House Kelley-Reppert Motor Company Building Kelly's Westport Inn Kemper Arena Kessler Apartments Kirkwood Building Knickerbocker Apartments Knight, William Baker and Mary, House Kritser House Kuehne-Schmidt Apartments Land Bank Building Lee's Summit Christian Church Building Lee's Summit Downtown Historic District Lee's Summit Post Office Lewis-Webb House Liberty Memorial Lincoln High School Linwood Presbyterian Church and Home for Convalescent Employed Women Liquid Carbonic Company Building Locust Street Apartments Loew's Midland Theater-Midland Building Long, R. A., House Long, R.A., Building Longview Farm Loose, Jacob, House Loretto Academy Love, Emily Rockwell, House Lowe and Campbell Sporting Goods Building Luzier Special Formula Laboratories Building Maine Apartments Mainstreet Theatre Majestic Apartments Majors, Alexander, House Maples Apartments Marks and Garvey Historic District Marty, Albert, Building Maryland Apartments McConahay Building McGee Street Automotive Historic District McIntire, Levi, House McMahon Apartments Mercantile Bank & Trust Building Meyer, August, House Michelson Building Midwest Hotel Milo Apartments Mineral Hall Minor, Charles, House Missouri Apartments Missouri Pacific Depot Moline Plow Company Building Monroe Hotel Montgomery Ward and Company General Merchandise Warehouse Morningside Acres Historic Ranch House District Mount Washington School Murdock, C.A., Manufacturing Company Building Mutual Ice Company Building Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building Myers, George J., House National Bank of Commerce Building National Cloak and Suit Company National Garage Nettleton, George H., Home New England Apartments New Santa Fe "Three Trails" Trail Swales New York Life Building Newbern Hotel Newcomer's, D. W., Sons Funeral Home Nicholson, George E., House Noland, Smallwood V., House Norman School Northeast Douglas Street Residential Historic District Northeast Forest Avenue and Northeast Green Street Residential Historic District Northeast Green and 1st Streets Residential Historic District Oakwood Country Club Old New England Building Old Town Historic District Old Town Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Old Town Historic District (Boundary Increase III) Old Town Historic District (Boundary Increase IV) Old Town Historic District (Boundary Increase) Ostertag, Robert, House Overfelt-Campbell-Johnston House Owens-McCoy House Palace Clothing Company Building Parade Park Maintenance Building Paris and Weaver Apartment Buildings Park Lane Apartments Park Manor Historic District Parkview, The Paseo YMCA Peck, George B., Dry Goods Company Building Pendergast, Thomas J., Headquarters Pennbroke Apartments Peppard, Joseph Grear, House Perfection Stove Company Building Peters, Charles and Josephine, House Peters, Nelle E., Troost Avenue Historic District Pickwick Hotel, Office Building, Parking Garage and Bus Terminal Pilgrim Lutheran Church for the Deaf of Greater Kansas City and Parsonage Pink House Plaza House Apartments Plaza Towers President Gardens Apartments Historic District President Hotel Professional Building Quality Hill Quality Hill Center Historic District Repp, William D., House Rice-Tremonti House Richards and Conover Hardware Company Building Ridenour-Baker Grocery Company Building Rieger Hotel Rockhill Neighborhood Rockwell, Bertrand, House Row House Building Row House Buildings (Boundry Increase) Sacred Heart Church, School and Rectory Safeway Stores and Office and Warehouse Building Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Santa Fe Place Historic District Santa Fe Trail-Minor Park, Kansas City, Trail Segments Santa Fe Trail-Santa Fe Trail Park, Independence Trail Segments Savoy Hotel and Grill Scarritt Building and Arcade Scarritt Point North Historic District Scarritt Point South Historic District Scarritt, Edward Lucky, House Scarritt, Rev. Nathan, House Scarritt, William Chick, House Seven Oaks School Sewall Paint and Glass Company Building Shankman Building Shelley, William Francis, House Sherwood Manufacturing Company Building Simpson-Yeomans-Country Side Historic District Simpson-Yeomans-Country Side Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Simpson-Yeomans-Country Side Historic District (Boundary Increase) Smith and Sons Manufacturing Company Building Sophian Plaza South Hyde Park Historic District South Side Historic District Southeast Grand Avenue and Fifth Street Residential Historic District Southeast Green Street Historic Cottage District Southeast Third Street and Southeast Corder Avenue Ranch House Historic District Southeast Third Street Residential Historic District Southwest Market Street Historic District Southwest Third and Southwest Madison Historic District Southwestern Bell Administration Building Spofford Home for Children Squibb, E.R. and Sons, Building Squier Park Historic District St. Francis Xavier School St. John’s High School and Seminary St. Mary's Episcopal Church St. Regis Hotel St. Teresa's Academy Music and Arts Building Standard Theatre Stenzel, R.O. & Company, Warehouse Stevens, Edward A., House Stine and McClure Undertaking Company Building Studna Garage Building Sweeney Automobile and Tractor School Swinney, E.F., School Switzer School Buildings Temple Block Building Temple Site Ten Main Center Tocoma,The Toll, Alfred, House Townley Metal & Hardware Company Building Traders National Bank Building Triangle Battery and Service Company Building Trinity Episcopal Church Tromanhauser, Norman, House Truman, Harry S, Historic District TWA Corporate Headquarters' Building Twenty-Ninth Street Colonnaded Apartments Historic District Twenty-Twenty Grand Building U.S. Courthouse and Post Office-Kansas City, MO Union Cemetery Union Station Union Station (Boundary Increase) United States Post Office-Kansas City Unity School of Christianity Historic District Uptown Building and Theatre Vaccaro, Joe, Soda Water Manufacturing Company Building Vaile, Harvey M., Mansion Valentine on Broadway Hotel Van Noy, Ira C. and Charles S., Houses Villa Serena Apartment Hotel Virginia Apartments Vitagraph Film Exchange Building Volker, William, House Waldo Water Tower Walnut Street Warehouse and Commercial Historic District Walnut Street Warehouse and Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Walnut Street Warehouse and Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase) Waltower Building Ward, Seth E., Homestead Warner, Maj. William, House Webster School West Bottoms-North Historic District West Eleventh Street Historic District West Ninth Street-Baltimore Avenue Historic District West Ninth Street-Baltimore Avenue Historic District (Boundary Increase I) West Ninth Street-Baltimore Avenue Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Western Newspaper Union Building Westminister Congregational Church Westport High School Westport Junior High School Wheatley-Provident Hospital Wholesale District Wholesale District (Boundary Increase) WILLIAM S. MITCHELL (dredge) Wiltshire Apartment Hotel, The Windsor Hall Apartments Woodson-Sawyer House Woolworth, F.W., Building Wornall House Young, Solomon, Farm-Truman, Harry S., Farm
The Missouri State Penitentiary, located in Jefferson City, was once the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River. It opened in 1836 and closed in 2004.
Jackson County, Missouri, located in the midwestern United States, has a rich and diverse history that stretches back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Osage and Kansas. The first European settlement was established in 1821, and the county was officially organized in 1826, named after President Andrew Jackson.

In the early 19th century, Jackson County became an important starting point for westward expansion and the Oregon Trail. It also played a significant role in the American Civil War. At the outbreak of the war, tensions between pro-Union and pro-Confederate factions ran high in the county. As a border county, it experienced violent conflicts, looting, and the devastating guerrilla warfare of the notorious Confederate guerrilla leader, William Quantrill.

After the Civil War, Jackson County saw rapid urbanization and economic growth. Kansas City, the county seat, emerged as a major transportation hub due to its location along the Missouri River and the establishment of railroads in the area. Prosperity continued throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the development of industries such as meatpacking, manufacturing, and agriculture.

In recent years, Jackson County has faced challenges such as urban decay in certain areas and racial segregation. However, ongoing revitalization efforts, including investments in infrastructure and public amenities, have helped to transform the county into a thriving metropolitan area. Today, Jackson County is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, historical landmarks like the Kansas City Union Station, and strong community spirit.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Jackson County, Missouri.

  • 1826 - Jackson County is established
  • 1830 - Independence becomes the county seat
  • 1834 - The Missouri Mormon War takes place in the county
  • 1862 - During the Civil War, Union forces occupy the county
  • 1881 - The Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad is completed
  • 1901 - The first permanent automobile bridge is built over the Missouri River
  • 1922 - Construction of the Jackson County Courthouse begins
  • 1967 - The Truman Sports Complex is completed
  • 1986 - The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum opens to the public