Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

1930

This picture was taken looking north from atop the J. C. Nichols Building, between Broadway and Central Street, Alameda Road and Ward Parkway.

1933

Photograph of Jackson County Courthouse undergoing renovations.

1932

Photograph clipping of Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr.

April 4th 1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on April 4, 1924 showing the cancelled check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. Also pictured are Mrs. Harvey W.

1930

Thamon Hayes’ Rockets on stage at Fairyland Park, ca. 1930. Fairyland Park was located at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 showing photographs relating to the kidnappers of Mary McElroy.

November 1922

This picture was taken looking north at the southwest corner of Brookside Road and 66th Terrace. Wornall Road at the left.

April 1940

Photograph of the Holy Rosary Catholic School Parent-Teacher Association meeting in April, 1940. Present are local clergy, parents, and students.

Photograph of the Annunciation Boys Choir on an Easter Sunday in the early 1940's.

September 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

October 29th 1921

Postcard showing the sunken gardens on The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards 12th Street and the William T.

1924

The defunct Lake Hiwassee in Mission Hills, Kansas was bordered by Indian Lane to the west, Wenonga Road to the east, and 63rd Street to the north.

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

Photograph of the reception room at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major, was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

Photograph of John's Candy Store in the 1920s, including owner Elias (Louis) Kartsonis on the far left with six unidentified employees.

1920

Three men working at a rock quarry with steam shovel at Crestwood Drive and Locust Street.

July 16th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Willow Lake, taken from the south. Willow Lake is located at the southeast corner of 63rd Street and Ensley Lane.

Collection of portrait photographs of the officers and directors of the Community Savings and Loan Association of Missouri. Pictured are Homer L. Rogers, Robert W. Barr, Lou E. Holland, M. T.

Postcard showing one of the proposed concepts for the Kansas City Union Station. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. N. Watt of Kansas City, Missouri.

A color glass plate positive photograph of people playing tennis at the Gillham Park tennis courts. This vantage point faces west near on Kenwood Avenue from just south of 39th Street.

April 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the west building and rock garden on the grounds of the Shawnee Indian Mission. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the south face of the building.

February 14th 1923

Postcard of St. Mary's Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 28th Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

December 8th 1933

Photograph of Ralph T. Harding, Lillie Knight, and Clarence Click (left to right) in the court room.

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Broadway Boulevard facing towards the intersection of Armour and Broadway.

June 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward H. Witte's residence, taken from the northwest. Witte was president of Witte Engine Works.

September 25th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza near the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Wyandotte Street.

Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.

1939

Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.

1930

This picture of the Country Club Plaza Theater Building was taken from atop the Wolferman Building looking southwest, diagonal to the theater at 47th Street and Wyandotte Street.

May 20th 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post from May 20, 1936 showing attendees of the "Cradle of Missouri Democracy" rally in Fayette, Missouri. Pictured are Lloyd C.

1935

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Broadway Street and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road). This picture was taken before the construction of the Plaza Time Building.

1932

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St.

March 27th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

November 1st 1921

Postcard from the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921. This vantage point faces southwest on Main Street just east of Union Station, shown on the right.

January 3rd 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on January 3, 1931 showing Julianne Kemper (later Julianne Kemper Gilliam), daughter of James Madison Kemper, Sr. and Gladys Woods (Grissom) Kemper.

May 5th 1934

An autochrome photograph of a rock garden built by pupils at the John K. Stark School. The building is located at northwest corner of 17th Street and Stark Avenue.

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