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Location DB > United States > Missouri > Kansas City > Ramada Inn / Howard Johnson
Ramada Inn / Howard Johnson
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created by Reverend Hearse on 4/8/2018 4:36 AM
last modified by Reverend Hearse on 6/24/2018 8:55 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Kansas City, Missouri
United States
  • unsafe flooring
  • Crackheads
  •  Interesting Features
    Excellent rooftop views.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • Next to active school in industrial area
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1974
    Closed: 2013
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Originally opened in 1980 as a Howard Johnson, it housed many celebrities, as well as a few presidents in its time. Was rebranded to a Ramada sometime later. It lost the Ramada branding in 2012 and was again rebranded as a Howard Johnson. The owner abruptly left KC and went to Brazil, leaving a $150k water bill, unpaid workers and a hotel full of guests to fend for themselves. Now it's a burnt out hull of its former glory.

    Found in a news article ...

    Located near Front Street and Universal in the Executive Park area of the East Bottoms, Park Place was built in stages between 1974 and 1978. The hotel was originally called the Breckenridge Inn at Executive Park. Upon the completion of its second phase, the hotel featured 328 guest rooms, upscale restaurant and banquet facilities, a health and tennis club and an indoor-outdoor swimming pool. At the time of completion, it was the 11th largest hotel in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

    The hotel maintained its standing in the area through the late 1990s, but a series of ownership and name changes ultimately spelled doom for the once-upscale facility. It ultimately closed in 2013, becoming a magnet for crime activity. In November of 2016 a man believed to be a transient was found at the bottom of an elevator shaft of the abandoned hotel. Over the past 18 months, KCFD crews have responded to the address a number of times – most recently in March of 2018 when fire was discovered on the 5th or 6th floor of the South Tower.
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     Future Plans
    Scheduled to be demolished at 8 AM June 24, 2018 by implosion.

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    Sun, Apr 8th, 2018
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    Sat, Apr 21st, 2018
    posted by Reverend Hearse
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     Web Links
    An 8-minute video flying a drone around and over the building complex ... <---- video one week before implosion .

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/25/2018 5:22 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 25 18 at 5:22, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 24 18 at 20:55, Reverend Hearse changed the following: Status, Media Coverage
  • on Jun 15 18 at 0:50, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 15 18 at 0:49, Emperor Wang changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Jun 14 18 at 16:46, Reverend Hearse changed the following: Future Plans, Web Links
  • on Jun 14 18 at 3:42, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 14 18 at 3:41, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Jun 13 18 at 18:04, Reverend Hearse changed the following: History, Year Built, Year Closed
  • on May 9 18 at 3:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 9 18 at 3:10, Emperor Wang changed the following: Web Links
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