Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Last Streetcar over "L" Road

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Photograph of men standing on the James Street Station Platform, Kansas City, Kansas before the last streetcar to pass over the elevated street railway, also known as the "L" structure. This streetcar line connected the West Bottoms with downtown Kansas City, Missouri via the 8th Street Tunnel. It was closed that day after 35 years of use as the "L" structure on the west side of the route was in disrepair. Businessmen demanded repairs and five years later it was re-opened for use.

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Date: 
December 29th 1922
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Modern Location: 
Kansas City, KS
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas Historical Society.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
FK2.W7 K.742 *5
Digital Object Identifier: 
KHS-305913-0001