Wyandotte & Leavenworth

October 24, 2013

Former KCK church named to historic register

The former St. John the Divine chuch is the subject of review after a demolition order.

A former Roman Catholic church in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kan., has been approved for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The former St. John the Divine church, at 2511 Metropolitan Ave., is the subject of a review after the Unified Government issued a demolition order for the structure. Some neighbors want the deteriorating building removed because they view it as an eyesore. Others say it is too important to the area’s Mexican-American community to be destroyed.

The listing in the National Register was announced Thursday by the National Park Service.

Also listed in the register was the Cordell D. Meeks Sr. house at 600 Oakland Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

Three Kansas City properties were listed as well: the Charles A. Braley house at 3 Dunford Circle, the Plaza House Apartments at 4712 Roanoke Parkway, and the E.F. Swinney School at 1106 W. 47th St.

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