Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Armour Fields

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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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Maps

Street map of a "Scenic Route Through the Country Club District: America's Most Beautiful Residential Section, 2000 Acres Restricted." The scenic route is indicated in red; specific directions are at bottom of map. Map shows Kansas City Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, and names of neighborhoods. Printed at the top: "Put this in the pocket of your automobile for use the next time you are pleasure driving."

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Maps

Map of "The Country Club District including Sunset Hill, Mission Hills, Hampstead Gardens, Wornall Manor, Greenway Fields, '1,500 Acres Restricted', Planned, Developed and Offered Exclusively by J. C. Nichols." This street map shows property owners of larger estates and includes an inset map with relative location in Kansas City.

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Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fourth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 39th Street to the north, Kansas to the west, south city limits to the south, and Campbell Street and Troost Avenue to the east.

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Essays

Essay documenting the relationship between the author's father Alex Sachs and Harry S. Truman. The author addresses their first meeting, Pendergast Machine involvement, and immigration of family members from Germany to the United States. Howard Sachs also includes details of their relationship post-World War II.

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Correspondence

Letter from Effie Estes to Katherine Stark providing an update on her life circumstances and congratulating her for her husband's candidacy for governor of Missouri.

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Correspondence

Letter from Mrs. Charles L. Dwinell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining about the treatment of her husband by the police after he was stopped for speeding. She reports that he was put in a cell with no chair while waiting for her to arrive to post bond, despite being stopped for driving 11 miles over the speed limit. She also suggests that if Stark would "instruct them to be courteous and use a little discretion with people who have not committed a crime" that it would be "one way in which you can sell your state control idea."

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Photographs

This picture was taken looking north in the median of Ward Parkway just north of Gregory Boulevard.

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Photographs

Maypole dancing and many athletic events planned for the annual Country Club District Community Field Day at Southwest High School at the southwest corner of 65th Street and Wornall Road. This vantage point faces northeast from just east of Pennsylvania Avenue by the track behind the high school.

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Photographs

Directors and sponsors of the 1933 Country Club District Community Field Day, held on Southwest High School campus. Shown are John L. Shouse, George D. Melcher, J. C. Nichols, Miles C. Thomas, Howard E. A. Jones, Albert H. Monsees, and H. Merle Smith. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Sixth Church of Christ Scientist at the corner of 66th Terrace and Wornall Road from near the Southwest High School football field.

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Photographs

Five women, the "Goddesses" observing annual Country Club District Community Field Day at Southwest High School at the southwest corner of 65th Street and Wornall Road. This vantage point faces east towards rear of the high school from near the center of the football field.

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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.