A 1929 poet building

The Robert Browning was designed by Nelle Nichols Peters, the only woman architect in Kansas City in the 1920’s. Along with the Robert Browning, Peters designed several apartment buildings on the West side of the Plaza. She named each building after a prominent literary figure and created an area known today as the poets district. 

The Robert Browning is in the heart of the Poets District. Peters’ apartment designs are known for their attention to detail and ornate beauty.

Her designs incorporate several unique characteristics throughout the Robert Browning including decorative crown moldings and custom vanities. Unique kitchenette designs as well as open floor plans are also features Peters included in her building design.

Robert Browning

 May 1812 – 12 December 1889