Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Union Station During a Dust Storm


Dust Bowl period photograph of Union Station during a dust storm on March 20, 1935. This vantage point faces west towards Union Station from just east of Main Street. The caption reads, "Kansas City, March 20.-This is the way the Union station really appeared Wednesday afternoon as sand and earth from Kansas and other states fogged the air in a terrific dust storm. Visibility was clouded to an altitude of 15,000 feet."

Object Type: 
March 20th 1935
Modern Location: 
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO
Historical Street Name: 
Place Name: 
Point of view: 
39.08471, -94.58381
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas City Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas City Museum.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Digital Object Identifier: