The Interstate Building was completed in 1915. The six-story concrete and brick office building communicates the Chicago style with Sullivanesque ornamentation. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, allowing the owners to access state and federal historic tax credits to rehabilitate the property into a Holliday Inn Express Hotel.
The building was designed with open floorplates so tenants could lease and finish out entire floors. Alterations over the years left few historic finishes. The rehabilitation project retained the marble stairs from the lobby to the landing. The lobby space is in the east portion of the building and hotel rooms occupy the remaining space. Underground structured parking provides 48 spaces. The building’s re-use as a hotel takes advantage of its prime location in the heart of the central business district and maximizes the historic building’s value in Kansas City.
417 E 13th St Kansas City, MO