Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Main Street Theater

Description: 

Postcard of Main Street Theater, built in 1921 at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Main Street. It was used for vaudeville and cinema and had a seating capacity of 3,000. A tunnel from the theater leading northwest to Hotel President was used by bootleggers fleeing law enforcement during Prohibition.

Publisher: 
Bernstein, Max
Object Type: 
Date: 
8581
Modern Location: 
1400 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Neighborhood: 
Historical Street Name: 
Point of view: 
39.09731, -94.58321
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Rights Statement: 
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
Digital Object Identifier: 
20000678
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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