Based on proximity, few other apartments even come close.
It’s easy to get almost anywhere from here – especially historic landmarks, notable sites, favorite restaurants and many of the interesting attractions that make Kansas City what it is. No matter your destination, you’ll find our location is nearly perfect.
HISTORY HAD A HAND IN OUR DEVELOPMENT
The site where Roaster’s Block now stands is one of the most historically significant in Kansas City.
Known as the Garment District, the area was bordered north and south by 6th and 10th Streets and the on east and west by
Washington and Wyandotte. The first building constructed in 1898 for distribution of wholesale textiles and fashion wear was
Swofford Brothers Dry Goods Company. Soon after, the garment industry became Kansas City’s 2nd largest employer and was second only
to New York in size of textile production. Post-WWI, one in every 7 women in America owned a garment that was designed and made in Kansas City.
In 1908, Henry Perry, the so-called father of KC-style barbecue, started selling food from a small stand in an alley in the district. His legacy lives on in some of
today’s most noted local BBQ restaurants. In 1917, the Boss Building was built. The company specialized in making women’s cotton gloves and men’s work gloves. In 1950, Folgers
Coffee Company, the #1 selling coffee in America at the time, purchased the Swofford and Boss buildings and relocated their roasting plant here. From then until 2012, the aroma of
fresh-roasted coffee permeated KC’s downtown. The Roaster’s Block name is a tribute to Folgers six-decades of success.