A work of supreme elegance and attention to detail, the Rosedale Memorial Arch was built to honor the men from Kansas City’s Rosedale community who fought during WWI. Inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Rosedale’s Memorial Arch was designed by a local Rosedale resident, John LeRoy Marshall, and dedicated in 1924. In 1993, a monument to fallen soldiers was added for WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Though the arch is a short drive outside of the center of Kansas City, the hill on which the arch is situated offers a spectacular view of the Kansas City skyline, especially at sunrise and sunset. The Rosedale neighborhood remains as dedicated as ever to preserving the legacies and remembering the sacrifices of the men who fought to protect our country. Visit to pay respects, to see a beautiful addition to Kansas City historic landmarks, and to gain a new perspective.
This free attraction is open 24 hours a day and illuminated with floodlights so that visitors may pay tribute at any time of day or night.