Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

15th Street

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Photographs

Photograph of a "colored wading pool" located in the median of The Paseo just south of 15th Street (now Truman Road), Kansas City, Missouri.

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Clippings
Maps

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on February 28, 1925 depicting the area surrounding the intersection of 15th Street (now Truman Road) and Crystal Avenue where illegal liquors were allegedly unloaded for distribution. The caption states, "The map shows the tracks of the Frisco and Missouri Pacific railroads in the Centropolis district where most of the fine liquors received by the Kansas City liquor ring are said to have been unloaded.

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Postcards

Postcard of the Scottish Rite Temple at the northwest corner of Troost Avenue and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 15th and Troost. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Paul Dinkle of Fayette, Missouri.

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Postcards

Postcard showing the bathing pool and bathhouse at The Grove, located at Benton Boulevard and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the bath house and wading pool from just north of the intersection of Benton Plaza (pictured left) and Bellefontaine Avenue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. H. Cook of Oakland, California.

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Postcards

Postcard of the wading pool in The Grove, located at the southwestern corner of Benton Boulevard and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east from just north of Benton Plaza between Kansas Avenue and Agnes Avenue. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption and a letter to Mrs. and Mr. Joe Adams of Pittsburg, Kansas.

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Correspondence

Letter from Nathan Young, president of the Star Boat and Motor Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Young writes that he and Higgins have been neighbors and served together on boards, and believes that if paroled, the subject "would become a good citizen in every respect." 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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Photographs

Portrait of St. Stephen's Baptist Church pastor Rev. Raymond J. Jordan, whose home and work addresses and phone numbers are listed. Jordan also served as president of the General Baptist Convention of Missouri and Kansas.

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Photographs

Street scene showing the Kansas City Public Service Company Building (also known as the Kansas City Railway Company or K.C. Rys. Co. from 1914-1925) on the left. This building was located on the south side of 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) and Walnut Street. It was razed in 1932 by the Atlas Wrecking and Lumber Corporation. Pictured right at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street is a building with an advertisement for Blue Moon Dance.

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Photographs

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments on bandstand, likely to be Paseo Hall, 15th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1925. Pictured from left: Willie McWashington, drums; LaForest Dent, banjo; Vernon Page, brass bass; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Lamar Wright, cornet; Bennie Moten, piano; Harlan Leonard, alto saxophone; Woody Walder, tenor saxophone. Source: Charles Goodwin.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking east on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just west of Poplar Street. Billboard posters for Benzo-Gas and Milky Way are shown.

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Photographs

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.

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Photographs

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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