|The Frederick Apartments, built in 1928 at 1001 University Avenue in Columbia, Missouri, is one of the largest early 20th century urban apartment buildings in central Columbia. It is locally significant under National Register Criterion C, in the area of Architecture. The period of significance for the property corresponds with the construction date, 1928. This is one of four such building identified as individually eligible in a survey of the area that was conducted in 2009. Built during a period of rapid expansion in Columbia, those new apartment buildings were among the first in the city to offer middle class housing in a multi-family setting. Early residents of the Frederick Apartments included owners and employers of businesses located in nearby downtown Columbia, as well as faculty of the University of Missouri and other area colleges. The building features Classical Revival styling rendered by architect David Frederick Wallace, who was under thirty when the building was constructed. Wallace's strongest claim to fame is arguably based upon family more than architecture; he was Harry Truman's brother-in-law, and was living in Independence with Truman when he designed the Frederick Apartments. The building itself reflects relationships within another family. Built by community leader F. W. Niedermeyer as a memorial to his son Frederick Niedermeyer, Jr., the building stands as a monument to both men. F. W. Niedermeyer was active in civic and business affairs in Columbia for decades in the early 20th century. His oldest son, Frederick Niedermeyer, Jr. was a celebrated WWI pilot who died in a plane crash in 1925. The building has seen remarkably few changes since the 1920s and it offers a highly intact example of what was then a new property type in Columbia, the middle class urban apartment building.