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

Date: 
November 1922

This photograph was taken looking north at the intersection of the Troost Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Troost carlines, M&C Pharmacy, and a sign for 'veneered panels' are shown in the picture.

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

This photograph was taken looking west-northwest on 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Campbell and Harrison Streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Most buildings pictured were demolished for the construction of Highway 71 and Interstate Highway 670. An advertisement for Benzo-Gas is shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Bake Rite Auto Painting are also pictured.

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.

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

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.

This photograph was taken looking east on 12th Street just west of Park Avenue.

This photograph was taken looking west on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just east of Garfield Avenue.

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.

This photograph was taken looking north Prospect Avenue from just south of 20th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards and the Prospect Ave Carlines and the 27th Street Carline.

This photograph of the Southeast Side Business District was taken looking southeast from the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are four Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards. 18th & Prospect Drugstore and stores located on two of the other corners. Prospect Avenue, 18th Street, 27th Street, and Indiana Avenue carline tracks are pictured.

Early 1940s photograph of Macedonia Baptist Church congregation members as they depart on a trolley ride to Fairyland (7501 Prospect Avenue) for an annual church picnic there. Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. is pictured standing at the door of the streetcar parked near 22nd Street and Troost Avenue. At that time, the Macedonia Baptist Church was located at 2205 Troost Avenue.

A 1920 photograph of Milton C. Lewis.

Date: 
1920

Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of Oak Street and 12th Street.

Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

Date: 
March 21st 1935

Circa 1938 photograph of majorettes marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo in Black Elks parade. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of marching band with majorettes in front marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel and a streetcar are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Photograph of men standing on the James Street Station Platform, Kansas City, Kansas before the last streetcar to pass over the elevated street railway, also known as the "L" structure. This streetcar line connected the West Bottoms with downtown Kansas City, Missouri via the 8th Street Tunnel. It was closed that day after 35 years of use as the "L" structure on the west side of the route was in disrepair. Businessmen demanded repairs and five years later it was re-opened for use.

Date: 
December 29th 1922

1920's photograph of the streetcar house and yards at the northeast corner of Minnesota Avenue and North 10th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the southwest corner of State Avenue and North 10th Street.

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