Drake Hotel Apartments - Carthage, MO
Drake Hotel Apartments is a distinguished community serving the needs of independent persons, ages 55 and older. Built in 1922, the four story building is located in Carthage, Missouri. Originally the hotel was built as a much anticipated community improvement project. When completed, the hotel was unsurpassed in the southwest for attractiveness and modern conveniences. With a full basement and garden roof, its face brick ornamentation and decorative Carthage stone complimented a hooded, iron portico to offer a dignified main entrance for this community landmark. Quickly gaining national recognition, it established itself as an important cornerstone of Carthage’s history. Restoration of the building was essential to the City’s efforts to revitalize its downtown.

The existing boarding-room style units were converted to twenty-three one-bedroom units with one bath, two two-bedroom units with one bath, and one two-bedroom unit with two baths. The first floor features lobby and common areas that were restored and redesigned to reflect the grandeur of its era. A community room with a service kitchen serves the residents as a place for social gatherings and activities and is centrally located on the first floor near the leasing office. The original atrium opening to the second floor was restored along with a beautiful skylight over this area. The restoration of the original canopies on the north and east elevations provides an important feature in recreating the historic ambiance of this building. Additionally, the restoration of the original marble floors, staircase, and filigree is a key element in re-igniting the community’s love for this once fallen treasure.

Drake Hotel Apartments was developed as an affordable housing community that targets income qualifying residents with incomes at or below 50% and 60% of the median income. Each household's applicable income limit is determined by household size and availability.


Leasing Office

406 Howard Street 
Carthage, MO 64836 
Phone: 417.358.3636 
Fax: 417.358.3637 

Office Hours

Tue & Thurs: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Property Location

406 Howard Street 
Carthage, MO 64836

Mailing Address

Drake Hotel Apartments 
406 Howard Street 
Carthage, MO 64836

Property Management

Manager: Amber Wolfe

Maintenance Technician

Justin Goolsby

Larry Peeples 


467 - 761 Square Feet (1 Bd)
788 - 814 Square Feet (2 Bd/1 Bth)
1,050 Square Feet (2 Bd/2 Bth)
Garbage Disposal
Central Heating & Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Mini Blinds


Monthly Rents

1 Bedroom/1 Bath: $355.00 - $408.00

2 Bedroom/1 Bath: $418.00

2 Bedroom/2 Bath: $439.00


Holding Deposits

1 Bedroom/1 Bath: $355.00 - $408.00

2 Bedroom/1 Bath: $418.00

2 Bedroom/2 Bath: $439.00


Application Fees Per Adult: $17.00


Pet Fee (Non-Refundable)$250.00


Rents, deposits, and fees are subject to change.