Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

May 24th 1927

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street.

October 18th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the West Bottoms and Kansas City Stock Yards as seen looking west from Kersey Coates Drive at its intersection with Beardsley Road, just north of 17th Street.

1926

Photograph with caption, "looking northeast along 52nd Street from Central Street." The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements.

June 26th 1919

Postcard of the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange, located at the intersection of Genessee and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

March 1925

Photograph of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South located at the northwest corner of Maple Avenue and Spring Street in Independence, Missouri.

October 6th 1932

An autochrome photograph of First Congregational Church, once located on the northwest corner of Admiral Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

Photograph of Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige preparing to throw a baseball in Havana, Cuba.

Mid-1920s photograph of the Eblon Theater Orchestra with drummer Samuel "Baby" Lovett (far left) and musical director & ragtime composer James Scott (second from right).

July 2nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of the W. H. Collins residence, taken from the south and looking north. Collins was president of the W. H. Collins Investment Company.

Undated photograph of man with two boys, posing near railroad tracks in an area where many Mexican railroad workers lived in Kansas City, Kansas.

1922

The Ruhr Dairy located just west of Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue) and south of 54th Street.

1923

This picture was taken in the Armour Hills neighborhood looking south-southwest, just north of 65th Street between Morningside Drive and McGee Street.

May 2nd 1939

Photograph of Edward L. Schneider, former aid to Thomas J. Pendergast. The caption on the back of the image reads, "CC 230102c... (Chicago Bureau) SUICIDE OR HOAX? KANSAS CITY, MO.

September 27th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom Synagogue. The vantage point faces west at the intersection of 34th Street and The Paseo.

July 29th 1927

Postcard showing the American Royal Building, located just to the north of the intersection of Wyoming Street and the 23rd Street Viaduct (now 23rd Street Trafficway) in the West Bottoms of Kansas

This photograph was taken looking northeast on 12th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph looking east on 18th Street from between The Paseo and Vine Street.

Photograph of Grand Central Depot located at the southwest corner of 2nd and Wyandotte in Kansas City, Missouri. Sign on building reads "Friedman Bros. Wholesale Groceries".

A 1940's photograph of Kansas City's Negro Municipal Band with Dan Blackburn directing. Source: Kansas City Museum Association.

March 18th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on March 18, 1932 showing James P. Aylward, Casimir J. Welch, James M. Pendergast, William E. Sullivan (left to right, top) as well as Michael Ross (bottom).

March 17th 1937

Photograph of a police officers restraining protesters at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time).

April 11th 1927

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Circa 1940 photograph of the Park Central Hotel located at 300-02 E. Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the building is in view from street level.

August 16th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Dr. Richard L. Sutton's residence, taken from the east. Sutton was a famous Kansas City dermatologist.

Photograph of a demonstration of clay modeling at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

May 1924

This photograph of the Triangle Building was taken looking north on 47th Street between Wyandotte and Central Streets.

This photograph was taken looking east on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just west of Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1920 photograph with full, front view of the Harris (Kearney) House at its original location at Westport Avenue (now Westport Road) and Main Street.

June 1936

In June 1936, the J. C. Nichols Company built this home at 6505 State Line Road for W. Edwin Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company.

July 13th 1935

An autochrome photograph of a large picnic oven at Unity Farm (Unity Village), as seen from the west. The oven could use wood or gas as fuel.

Jackson County, Missouri courthouse building as it looked in Kansas City about 1936. Harry S. Truman, as Presiding Judge of Jackson County, was instrumental in the building of the courthouse.

Bus Moten band at the Reno Club with Hot Lips Page at the microphone, no date. Source: Frank Driggs.

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial, dedicated on November 11, 1926 by President Coolidge (pictured) "in honor of those who served in the world war in defense of liberty and our country.&quo

1921

Photograph of unidentified men and women with sausages and other meats; meat stamped with "Fowler's" stamp of The Fowler Packing Company.

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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.