History

Bringing History to Life

Built in 1939 as part of the government’s New Deal program

the Federal Courthouse has been a cornerstone of downtown Kansas City for over 70 years. A number of key historical figures influenced our nation from within this building. Harry Truman kept his offices there after his presidency, Thurgood Marshall served as a judge in the building’s courtrooms and numerous legal decisions that helped guide Kansas City and the nation through a time marked with radical change, came from the building’s courtrooms.

The architecture at Courthouse Lofts is a unique blend of Neo-Classical with Art Deco elements. Common spaces are characterized by large, open spaces, terrazzo floors and marble and wood wainscoting.

After a complete historic rehabilitation

the Courthouse was given new life as 176 new apartments in the heart of downtown Kansas City, steps from the River Market and just blocks from the Power and Light District.

Courthouse Lofts combines historic character and high-end finishes, including stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and more! With modern amenities such as a stunning rooftop lounge, fitness center and theater room, affordable downtown living has never been easier.