Joplin, Missouri: Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Apartment

Bonnie and Clyde lived in this two-bedroom apartment above a garage for 12 days before five cops caught them in a shootout. The result: two dead cops. Bonnie and Clyde escaped.
W. 34th St., Joplin, MO
On the north side of W. 34th St., two blocks west of Main St./Hwy 43, between Joplin Ave. and Oak Ridge Drive. It's a square stone building with two garage doors and a red entrance door facing the street.
Privately owned, rented out, visible from street.
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Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Apartment

Unique piece of history. Read the actual account by Blanche Barrow, the sister-in-law of Clyde. Museum was closed, but the story is true.

[James Peuster, 09/19/2011]

The infamous bank robbers lived over this garage for less than 2 weeks before the April 13, 1933 shootout with the authorities, who had been tipped off about the apartment hideout. Two officers died, and Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Plans to make this a museum seem to have halted, and it's being rented out due to the local housing shortage after the May 2011 Joplin tornado. Still visible from street.

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