This project consists of the renovation of the Historic Wonder Bread Building, located at 1108 East 30th Street, Kansas City, Missouri,Â into 86 Loft Apartments.
A Little HistoryÂ
Campbell Baking moved its headquarters to the corner of 30th and Troost in 1915 and expanded its plant there in 1922. During the same year, the company became part of the United Bakeries Corp., which became part of the Continental Baking Corp. in 1925.
Campbell Baking retained its original name and continued to produce some of its locally recognized baked foods under Continentalâ€™s ownership. But the 30th and Troost plant was used largely to produce Continental products, which included the signature Hostess and Wonder Bread brands it obtained via the 1925 acquisition of Indianapolis-based Taggart Baking Co.
In 1995, Kansas City-based Interstate Bakeries Corp. acquired Continental and took over its facilities, including the building at 30th and Troost, where manufacturing continued until the plant was shut down in 1997.
The repurposing of the property as Wonder will add to the development momentum thatâ€™s been building along Troost â€” Kansas Cityâ€™s former racial dividing line.
With nearby redevelopment projects like those at Beacon Hill and theÂ intersection of Armour Boulevard and Troost, the area is starting to resemble the Crossroads Arts District.