Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Blue River near 15th Street

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Photograph of improvements made to Blue River south to the limits of Swope Park, Kansas City, for purposes of flood control, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest from just south of 15th Street (now Truman Road). This photograph was taken before the river was diverted to west of Manchester Avenue (now Manchester Trafficway). The Spear Brand Mills Inc. at the now defunct intersection of 17th Street and Potter Avenue can be seen in the right background behind the trees.

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Modern Location: 
7900 East 17th Street
Kansas City, MO
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Point of view: 
39.09263, -94.49352
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Kansas City's Ten-Year Plan Records (K0272), Folder 73
Digital Object Identifier: 
SHSMO-K0272-F073-0004