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Property Name Meeks , Cordell D. , Sr. , House
Reference Number 13000819
State Kansas
County Wyandotte
Town Kansas City
Street Address 600 Oakland Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/9/2013
Areas of Significance Politics/Government
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Since its construction in 1903, the residence at 600 Oakland has been home to two distinguished Kansas City attorneys- first to Charles W. Trickett, a white Republican prohibitionist, and his family; and second to Cordell D. Meeks, Sr., a black Democrat county commissioner and district court judge, and his family. Trickett is perhaps best known professionally for his efforts as an assistant attorney general to enforce prohibition in the early 1900s. After his death, Trickett's family sold the house in 1949 to a young Meeks who would become a leader in local Democratic Party politics. Meetings of the Northeast Democrat Committeemen and Committeewomen's League were held in this home for years. The property is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion B in the area of politics and government for its association with Meeks.


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