805 N 6th Street
Kansas City, KS 64101
The historic City Hall building was constructed
in 1911 to serve as the city hall for Kansas City, Kansas.
The building was expanded in 1929 with the addition of an annex
and fire station. The building was shuttered in 1972 when
a new City Hall was built. Incredibly, the buidling remained
empty and unused for the next 32 years. In 2004, renovation
began to turn the old civic building into 44 loft apartments.
At that time, the building was sold to the developers by the city
for the princely sum of $10. The conversion was completed
in the summer of 2005.
Many of the unique features of the building
are being retained. The penthouse occupies a portion of the
women's jail, complete with the iron bars of an old cell.
Another unit occupies the City Council chamber. The bedrooms
are placed in the chamber's balcony. Several units have storage
areas in old built-in vaults.
Floor plans include studio, one-bedroom,
and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 570 to 1,128 square feet,
plus the 1,479 square foot penthouse.
The lofts have structured parking, a
community courtyard, laundry and keyed entry. Each loft has an open
floor plan, and contains elements like ornamental plaster molding,
high insulated glass windows, marble, wood and mosaic tile floors
and walnut paneling. The building's entryway and lobby spaces on
all floors are restored to their historic style. All residents eligible
for a group membership rate at the YMCA.