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Located in the southern part of Wyandotte County in Kansas City, Kansas is the community of Argentine. It is bordered by the Turner community on the east, Johnson County on the south, Armourdale community on the north, and by the Kansas River. Argentine was first recognized for its prosperous silver smeltery from where its name derived from. Built on the site of a former Shawnee reservation, local lumber sources, the proximity of the railroad, the smeltery, and years later became a steel manufacturing area that the city enjoyed a considerable amount of economic success within the years.

When the closing of the smeltery occurred, the city has found itself in the throes of an unprecedented financial crisis and it started seeking help from nearby Kansas City during 1907. The community was annexed and became the seventh ward of Kansas City, KS during 1910, and the neighborhood retains its own distinct flavor and culture, and personality.


The former Argentine Carnegie Library is in the Kansas City, Kansas School District. Its local high school is J. C. Harmon High School, which opened in 1973 as the fusion of Argentine Senior High School and Rosedale Senior High School. The neighborhood has its own middle school, Argentine Middle School.

Formerly operated the Argentine Carnegie Library which opened in 1911 in a storefront and received its own Carnegie building in 1917. By 1998 it, on the National Register of Historic Places, was the sole remaining Carnegie library in the city. EZ Kansas City Junk Removal

Nearby Landmarks 

Argentine Carnegie Library

It was placed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places on November 23, 1985, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1986. The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library has moved the collections and staff from Argentine to the new south branch.

Address: 3104 Strong Ave, Kansas City, KS

Tarahumaras Mexican Restaurant

Serve authentic Mexican cuisine here at Tarahumaras Mexican Restaurant such as Ground Beef Torta, Tamales, Fajita Burrito, Taco Salad, Quesadillas, and so much more. They are available to cater to outdoor dining seating, take-out, curbside pick-up as well as dine-in.

Address: 3212 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS

Sully’s Pub

A favorite neighborhood sports bar too old and young alike.

Sully’s is known for its cold beer served in cold mason jars, as well as over 12 TVs showing year around sports. Additionally, patrons enjoy games like skeet ball, foosball, darts, Poppa-shot, shuffleboard, and Golden T.

Address: 5436 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS


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