Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Armour Hills

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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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Correspondence

Letter from Ralph F. Lane regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Lane writes that Higgins "has always borne a good reputation and has been highly respected," and has suffered greater punishment than other prisoners due to losing his license to practice law. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

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Correspondence

Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at polling places during previous elections. He writes that "citizens have been threatened and told if they did note vote as ... they were told to by the machine that taxes would be raised and I, myself, have been threatened by violence."

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Correspondence

Letter from Robert A. Cummins to Governor Park, asking for details on his recent appointment in the Missouri Department of Food and Inspection.

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Correspondence

Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at his polling place during August and March 1940 elections, including evidence that "a dead man and his wife in this precinct had been voted."

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Photographs

J. C. Nichols Companies Field Construction Department trucks paving the middle of the street in the Armour Hills Gardens housing development.

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

This picture of Arbor Villa Park was taken looking south-southeast at the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street. A man and a woman stand near the pergola in Arbor Villa Park.

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Photographs

Some of the earlier homes built in Armour Hills, this block of homes is part of the Edgevale Road group. The spectators in the photograph include Grace Carlson and Ernest Holt. This vantage point faces northeast from just south of the intersection of 65th Terrace and Edgevale Road.

Construction at 67th Terrace and Main Street
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Photographs

Men, mules, and machines constructing the Country Club District.

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Photographs

A pergola covered with ivy with a wading pool in the background. A small child is standing in the pool located in Arbor Villa Park. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street.

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Photographs

Men and women gaze at a J. C. Nichols Company sign showing available plots for sale in Armour Farm development.

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