Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Merritt Outdoor Advertising Co.

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This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 12th Street just west of Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards (left) and Hotel Washington and Cordova Hotel.

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This photograph was taken looking south on the west side of Troost Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

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This photograph was taken looking north on Broadway Boulevard just north of 25th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The pictured portion of Broadway Boulevard has since been demolished and diverted to the west. The picture was taken where the Kansas City Internal Revenue Service (IRS) complex now stands.

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This photograph was taken looking west on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just east of Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Most buildings pictured were demolished for the construction of Highway 71 and Interstate Highway 670.

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This photograph was taken looking northeast at the intersection of the Prospect Avenue and 17th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Two billboards are pictured: the left illustrates two faces and the following text, "Pricilla Dean, Don Chanby, Outside the law, Liberty Marriage?"; the right illustrates two people with the words "Milky Way" printed below.

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This photograph was taken looking west on 8th Street from just east of Flora Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured is the Munford Court Apartments on the far left, the Flora Market at 1520 East 8th Street on the right, and a billboard for Milky Way chocolate bars on the far right.

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This photograph was taken looking north towards Southwest Boulevard on Broadway just south of 21st Street

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This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 31st Street just west of Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. An advertisement for the film "Outside the Law" is pictured.

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This photograph was taken looking west towards Bell Street from the intersection of 39th Street and Genessee Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards to the left and a Crown Drug Company building to the right.

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This photograph was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Pershing Road.

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

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This photograph was taken looking west-northwest at the intersection of 6th Street Trafficway and Grand Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Almost all of the buildings in this photograph were demolished for the construction of Interstate Highway 35/70. Advertisements for Dodge, Harris-Goar, Creme Oil, and the 1925 film "Wages for Wives" are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Also pictured is the Portland Hotel Annex and an autopark.

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