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Continental Hotel


106 W 11th Street, Kansas City, MO

Tenent History

  • Kansas City Athletic Club (Original tenent)
  • Hotel Kansas Citian
  • Continental Hotel (1938 - 1983)

Building History

The building housing the Continental Hotel was completed in 1924. It is listed as one of seven hotels nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as the Downtown Hotels in Kansas City, Missouri, in a filing prepared in June 1981. (Note: The Willis Wood Theatre, designed by architect Louis S. Curtiss, and built in 1902, was torn down in 1917 to make room for construction of new building.)

Description from the National Register of Historic Places

"The Continental Hotel, located on the northwest corner of West 11th Street and Baltimore Avenue, is a Late Gothic Revival structure constructed of brick and stone. The ground through third stories feature a white marble chip facing which surrounds the bays of the south and east facades.

Gothic motifs embellish the building and vertical finial type ornaments are interspersed on the string course that separates the third from the fourth stories.

Stone surrounds and corner moldings are used in the enrichment of the two-tiered windows placed on the fourth through the seventh stories, Medallions of shields and fleur-de-lis are applied to the band molding between the fifth and sixth stories.

Above the seventh floor level the fenestration consists of simple paired one-over-one, double hung lights, until the stone detailing begins again above the 18th story. Stone enframes the windows and a brick parapet wall extends above the cornice line to terminate the building."


  • Hoit, Price & Barnes

Additional Information


From the Steve Noll Collection
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