kids encyclopedia robot

Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment.jpg
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment is located in Missouri
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
Location in Missouri
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment is located in the United States
Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment
Location in the United States
Location 3347 1/2 Oak Ridge Dr., Joplin, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1927 (1927)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference No. 09000302
Added to NRHP May 15, 2009

The Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment is located at 3347+12 Oak Ridge Drive in Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, though it actually fronts on 34th Street. The apartment was the location where the Barrow gang hid out after a series of robberies in Missouri and neighboring states. After twelve days, neighbors reported suspicious behavior, and on April 13, 1933, the Joplin Police Department raided the apartment. Two of the police officers were killed by the fleeing fugitives. Undeveloped photographs, left behind by the gang, helped the authorities eventually stop the gang. Stolen merchandise tied the gang concretely to a robbery in Joplin during their stay there. It was built about 1927, and is a two-story building on a poured concrete foundation. It has a gently pitched hipped roof and exposed rafter ends in the American Craftsman style.

The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on May 15, 2009 and the listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of May 22, 2009.