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Fairfax District

A manufacturing area located in Kansas City, Kansas on the bend of the Missouri River and Goose Island River. The US 69 Missouri River Bridge provides accessibility to the district from Missouri’s Palette County and Riverside community. The district is on the Goose Island River bend that had been an island created by an 1880 flood that moved the Missouri River.

In late 1923, the Kansas City Industrial Land Company which was a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad have purchased nearly 1,300 acres of Missouri River bottomland and launched over $3.7 million of infrastructure improvements to create a modern industrial district. In 1924 the UPRR had railyards in the district and by March 1926, the district had “four miles of paved street six miles of railroad spur track an iron and steel foundry, an oil refinery, a thresher assembly plant, two construction companies, a lumber mill, and an aviation school and a small airfield.” The airfield was named the 1925 Sweeney Airport then the 1928 Fairfax Airport the latter had a natural gas field with 14 wells for extra revenue.

In addition to a World War II Navy Elimination Air Base, Air Force Plant NC was built by May 1942 the Fairfax Division of the Fruehauf Trailer Company was in the district, and a dual hangar USAAF Modification Center was completed in October 1942.

Nearby Places

Kaw Point Park

A park with a skyline view and water activities, theater events, and Lewis and Clark heritage trail. EZ Kansas City Junk Removal

Address: 1403 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, KS

Sarah’s on the Hill

At Sarah’s on the Hill, we serve cuisines such as our Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich, Meatball Sub, Toasted Ravioli, and more.

Address: 612 N 5th St, Kansas City, KS

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

Home to commercial aviation, the airport now attracts a large number of corporate, charter, and recreational flyers. Located on 695 acres, Kansas City Downtown Airport is just across the Missouri River from Kansas City’s business center. Airport users have easy access to all interstate highways that serve the metropolitan area, as well as other major thoroughfares. The airport also serves as an ideal refueling stop for air travelers thanks to its central geographic location.

Address: 900 Richards Rd, Kansas City, MO

403 Club

Offering pool, pinball, and sought-after craft beers, the bar saw tremendous early success as a neighborhood staple, even winning the Pitch award for Best New Bar.

Address: 614 Reynolds Ave, Kansas City, KS

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