The Coates House

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The Coates House was a hotel that opened in 1867 and had some famous guests, including three presidents: William McKinley, Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt. A fire in 1978 killed at least 16 folks in the homeless shelter the building had by then become. Now, folks say shadowy figures move about in the building, make strange noises and tinker with appliances.

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Geographic Information

10th and Broadway
Kansas City, MO
United States

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39.1023877, -94.58832289999998
Jackson County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Kansas City, MO (0.6 mi.)
Kansas City, KS (2.3 mi.)
North Kansas City, MO (2.4 mi.)
Avondale, MO (4.2 mi.)
Westwood Hills, KS (4.5 mi.)
Westwood, KS (4.5 mi.)
Mission Woods, KS (4.8 mi.)
Roeland Park, KS (5.1 mi.)
Riverside, MO (5.4 mi.)
Northmoor, MO (5.6 mi.)


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