Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Union Station Massacre Scene

Description: 

Photograph of the front of Union Station in Kansas City where the Union Station Massacre has just happened. Identification on back reads: At right is the automobile of Raymond J. Caffrey, federal officer who conducted Frank Nash to Union Station, at Kansas City, Mo., where he and three other officers as well as Nash, the convict, were slain when gangsters attempted to wrest the prisoner from the officers. Between the cars may be seen two of the officers who were slain in the shooting and behind the wheel of Caffrey's car the head of the slain Nash. Sent bureaus, Hearst papers and fast mail. (Inter) Further identification reads 5-3-94, information from family of the Brocks (Mrs. Dorothy A. Chamblin) men between cars, West side - Ben Brock, east side - Tom Brock, man on ground Bill Grooms.

Object Type: 
Date: 
June 17th 1933
Modern Location: 
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO
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Historical Street Name: 
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Point of view: 
39.08435, -94.58496
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
P2, Box 4, Folder 13, #16
Digital Object Identifier: 
10013016
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.