Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City, MO

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Portrait photograph of Conrad H. Mann, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and architect of the Ten Year Plan.

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Photograph of the Old Detention Home on Oak Street, south of Fifth Street, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces west-southwest on Oak Street.

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Photograph of the Kansas City Post Office, open September 25, 1933 opposite Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast near the intersection of Broadway and Pershing Road.

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Architectural rendering of the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, after renovations in 1933. Later known as the Truman Courthouse.

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Photograph of the old Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, prior to renovations in 1933. Later known as the Truman Courthouse. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Main Street.

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Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge, with the Mark Twain and the General Ashburn, stern wheelers, carrying Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War, and his party on a trip to demonstrate the navigability of the Missouri River. This vantage point faces east towards the bridge and the south bank of the Missouri River.

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Photograph of the "9th Street Incline" cable car bridge. This vantage point faces west-northwest towards the West Bottoms and downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the far background.

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet with information concerning Kansas City's Municipal Airport, Richards Field. The document provides the airport's specifications including: class, position, description, obstructions, lighting, accommodations, communication and signal, equipment, meteorological data, and other facts and figures. Also included is a map of its location.

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Maps

Map of Kansas City, Missouri indicating a proposed plan for expenditure of $8.3 million for major traffic arteries in Kansas City.

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Henry F. McElroy, Kansas City's first city manager and proponent of the Ten Year Plan.

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Photograph of improvements made to Blue River south to the limits of Swope Park, Kansas City, for purposes of flood control, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest from just south of 15th Street (now Truman Road). This photograph was taken before the river was diverted to west of Manchester Avenue (now Manchester Trafficway). The Spear Brand Mills Inc. at the now defunct intersection of 17th Street and Potter Avenue can be seen in the right background behind the trees.

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American Royal Livestock Pavilion, reconstructed in 1925. This vantage point faces northwest with the 23rd Street Viaduct on the left.

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