Armourdale, Kansas


Armourdale, Kansas

Armourdale is a district in the lower part of the Kansas River valley in Kansas City, Kansas. It is a main district between the West Bottoms and the Rosedale, Kansas area.It is home mainly to Mexican Americans, and many small and large companies in its east side.The Kansas River makes a horse-shoe like curve around the entire district, and is home to Shawnee Park.

History

The Armourdale district was founded in 1881 as Armourdale, Kansas.In the early 1900s, it joined the city of Kansas City, Kansas and was changed from Armourdale, Kansas, to the Armourdale district of Kansas City, Kansas.In 1903, it was hit by the 1903 Kansas City flood, and again in 1951, this time damage added up to about 50,000,000 dollars.The 1993 flood, however, did no damage as the new floodwalls held up, and protected Armourdale from waters.

Bridges

*23th Street viaduct turns into Kansas Avenue right after the viaduct at the east end of the district.
*7th Street Trafficway Bridge runs 7th Street straight through the district over the Kansas River.
*12th Street Bridge runs from the south side of the district, to the Argentine district over the Kansas River.
*18th Street Expressway Bridge this bridge however, never goes through Armourdale, but goes over the top of it, Kansas Avenue exit is the only exit into the district from the 18th Street Expressway.
*Kansas Avenue Bridge (West) this bridge is at the very west end of the district, and carries Kansas Avenue straight through.


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