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The Gumbel Lofts

801 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

The Gumbel building originally opened in 1904.  It was designed by Kansas City architect John McKecknie.  The Gumbel building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is Kansas City's first commercial building constructed of reinforced concrete.

The vacant six-story, fifty thousand square foot building was purchased in 2005 for conversion into 32 residential condos.  The unit size will range from 650 to 1400 square feet with prices expected to be $165,000 to $340,000.  Part of the conversion will entail the addition of a new seventh story to the building.  This will allow for six two-story penthouses.  A portion of the original rooftop will be left open for a terrace for all residents to enjoy.

The renovation of the building is projected to be $6.2 million and complete in the summer of 2006.

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