209-2820-01741
Mann, Horace, Elementary School
824 STATE AVE
Kansas City

LOCATION:
County:Wyandotte
Address: 824 STATE AVE
Address Remarks:
City:Kansas City
Zip:66101
Parcel ID:062-04-0-40-25-005.00-0
Legal Description:
Legal Description Remarks:Lots 38 to 48, both inclusive, Block 107, Wyandotte City, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Latitude, Longitude 1:39.116829 -94.630891
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Datum:WGS84
DESCRIPTION:
Historic Name:Mann, Horace, Elementary School
Alternate Name:Kansas City Junior College
Historic Function:Education
Subcategory:School
Historic Function Remarks:The building functioned as an elementary school through 1939 when it was converted to use by the Kansas City Junior College, which occupied the building until 1968.
Present Function:Domestic
Subcategory:Multiple Dwelling
Present Function Remarks:
Residential/Commercial/Religious Style:Late 19th & 20th Century Classical Revival
Secondary Style:
Barn Type:Not Applicable
Bridge Type:Not Applicable
Landscape Type:Not Applicable
Physical Description/Remarks:The Horace Mann Elementary School was designed by Kansas City, Kansas School District architect William W. Rose in a restrained Classical Revival style. Built in 1909, the three-story, symmetrical masonry building features classrooms arranged around a central stair tower and specialized rooms for manual training and assembly. Elements of the Classical Revival style include engaged pilasters, multi-light windows, a rusticated stone base, and classical cornice elements. Rose's successor, architect Joseph Radotinsky, designed a 1939 addition to the east end of the building, which blends well with the massing and materials of the original building. 2016 notes: The Horace Mann Elementary School is a three-story building with symmetrical massing and restrained Classical Revival architectural details. The building has tapestry brick walls and limestone and terracotta ornamentation. Squared quarry-faced limestone clads the water table, which covers the first story walls. Projecting bays flank the center of the building. These are distinguished by low, stepped gable parapets and engaged corner pilasters. The parapet above the central bay has a crenellated form. Projecting cornices, brackets, and pilaster capitals of terracotta ornament the façade. The main entrance is centered in the south elevation. Situated atop three limestone stairs, a non-historic aluminum framed storefront door/window system fills the historic doorway. Paired glazed doors surrounded by glazed sidelights and transom comprise the modern assembly. One-and-a-half-story high engaged brick pilasters topped with terracotta capitals flank the main entry. A projecting terra cotta cornice topped with the name of the school, “Horace Mann,” spans the entry. Single window openings with two-over-two double-hung wood windows and fixed transoms define nine bays on the primary (south) elevation. A 1939 addition to the east is set back slightly from the original building and has similar massing, materials and fenestration pattern. A one-story addition on the west side of the building has corrugated metal walls, a corrugated metal roof, and minimal window openings. (Taken from National Register Nomination)
Plan Form:H-Shaped
Commercial Building Type:Not Applicable
Roof Form:Flat with Parapet
Stories:3
Condition:Excellent
Principal Material:Brick
Condition Remarks:
Architect/Designer/Builder:Rose, W.W.
Year of Construction:1909
Certainty:Estimated
Date Notes:1939 addition.
General Remarks:
Ancillary Structures: Other
Ancillary Structure Remarks:Late in the 20th century, a detached, one-story metal butler building was added to the west end of the school property. Early in the 21st century, a metal garage was constructed connecting the school and the butler building.
OWNER:
Name:HM Apartments LC
Address: 8109 Hillside DR WEATHERBY LAKE MO 64152
Address Remarks:
REGISTER STATUS:
Listed in State Register:Yes
Date of State Listing:11/19/2011
Listed in National Register:Yes
Date of National Listing:1/20/2012
Historic District:
Demolished:
Date Demolished (if applicable):
Potentially Eligible for National Register:
Register Status Remarks:This building is listed in the National Register for its local significance in the areas of architecture and education.
Thematic Nomination (MPDF):
National Historic Landmark:   
SURVEY INFORMATION:
Survey 1
Survey Project Name:Kansas City - Downtown Kansas City, Kansas Survey (HPF 2016)
Sequence Number:212
Surveyed By:Dunleavy, Alison
Survey Date:03/17/2016
RECORD REVIEW:
Reviewed By:Amanda Loughlin
Review Status:Approved
IMAGES & DOCUMENTS:
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H. Mann Elementary School. 824 State Ave. Principal Elevation. Undated photo.

H. Mann Elementary School - Front (south) elevation, view north. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Front (south) elevation, view northeast. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Rear (north) elevation, view southwest. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Rear (north) and east elevation, view southwest. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - East elevation, view west. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Front (south) and east elevations, view northwest. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - State Avenue passes in front of the school. The former Kansas City High School Gym is visible on the left, view west. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Center and east bay of 1909 building, view north. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - 1939 addition on the east end of the school, view north. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Central stair at main entry, view northeast. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Central stair at third floor, view southwest. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Stairwell in 1939 addition, view south. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Third floor corridor, view east. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Typical classroom, view northwest. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Typical classroom, view southeast. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

H. Mann Elementary School - Typical cloak room within the classroom, view south. Finch, Brad. 05/2011.

824 STATE AVE. Site plan, 2016.

824 STATE. View NE. Brad Finch. 1-26-16.

824 STATE. View SW. Brad Finch. 1-26-16.
Horace Mann Elementary. 824 State Ave. National Register nomination. 05/2011. Rosin Preservation.