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What Information Do You Have About the Penthouse of the Ponce de Leon Building?
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TitleWhat Information Do You Have About the Penthouse of the Ponce de Leon Building?
NotesSpanish-style architecture and a unique penthouse design are hallmarks of the Ponce de Leon at 4555 Main Street. D. L. Kelley, also known as "Red," was a real estate developer in Kansas City. The Ponce de Leon, completed in 1925, was one of his investments. Six floors housed 91 units. These were alternately used for hotel rooms and apartments. A two-story penthouse crowned the building, with recessed walls and ornate detail. Four spires, rounded second-story windows and a massive chimney created a distinctive impression. Ponce de Leon, Inc., held ownership of the grounds until 1943. Louis Lowenstein bought the structure for an estimated $140,000.
SourceThe Kansas City Star
Local SubjectBuildings
Ponce De Leon Apartments
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID96518
CONTENTdm number21278
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