Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Wornall Road

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Photographs

Photograph of children posed on a slide at the Gillis Orphans' Home at the southwest corner of 81st Street and Wornall Road. The image is featured in the photograph section of the October 29, 1933 issue of the Kansas City Star.

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Photographs

Photograph of Romanelli Fountain at the intersection of 69th Street, Edgevale Road, and Wornall Road. This vantage point faces east towards Wornall Road.

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of residential districts Romanelli Gardens (foreground) and Armour Hills (background) near 69th and Wornall Road. This vantage point faces east-northeast.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, "in the Country Club grounds where the proposed roadway would enter Wornall Road by the lake at 5nd Street." This vantage point faces northeast near the center of present day Loose Park.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, "looking east where widened 52nd Street would connect with Wornall Road." The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, "looking east on 52nd Street from Wornall Road." The photograph's annotations show proposed road improvements.

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Pamphlets
Prints

Promotional booklet for building family homes in 1920s luxury Kansas City suburban tract development now in the Santa Fe Hills neighborhood southeast of 85th St. and Wornall. It was to include rare amenities such as an open air theater, bell tower, pool, club house, and Dutch windmill. Built on property owned by Daniel Boone's son Nathan, and featuring the Boone school and home. Businessman developer Emory Sweeney founded an automobile school and WHB radio. Landscape architects Hare & Hare were to handle the project, and George Hamilton Stone was assigned as General Manager.

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Photographs

Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces east from the north side of Brush Creek.

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Photographs

Photograph of the entrance to Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the intersection of 51st Street and Wornall Road.

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Photographs

This picture was taken looking northwest just south of the intersection of 71st Street (now Gregory Boulevard) and Wornall Road. In November 1925, a shopping center known as Romanelli Shops was completed at the southwest corner of Wornall Road and 71st Street. These shops included R. L. Fish and Sons Grocers, Mason's Pharmacy, O. D. Stewart Barber Shop, Ambassador Cleaners, and a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store.

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Photographs

This picture was taken looking east-northeast on the Wornall Road bridge over Brush Creek, before the creek bottom was paved.

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Photographs

This picture of the Country Club Plaza Balcony Building was taken looking west at the intersection of 47th Street and Wornall Road.

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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.