Janssen Place Entry Gates

Kansas City
Jackson County

The Janssen Place Entry Gates mark the entrance to a unique street in Kansas City. Kansas City’s only private street, Janssen Place was developed in the 1890s in the heart of the upper class Hyde Park neighborhood. The entry gates mark the north end of the street and the only point of public access. The structure suffers from deferred maintenance and water damage. The stone is delaminating from multiple locations on the gates. If the decay is not arrested soon, the cost to repair the entry gates will escalate to a level that is out of reach for the resident-owners. Preservation of the entry gates is critical because they are an icon for the distinguished Janssen Place neighborhood and also symbolize the historic and modern prosperity of Kansas City’s historic neighborhoods.

Listed in 2008.

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