Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

55th Street

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Postcards

Postcard showing St. Teresa's Academy at 55th Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the front and side of the academy from between Main Street and Wyandotte Street, south of 56th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Catherine Hall of Independence, Missouri.

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Postcards

Postcard showing the Crestwood Country Club District at 55th Street and Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the 2nd Presbyterian Church (pictured left) from between Oak Street and Crestwood Drive, just south of 55th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to W. C. Hobbs at the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dan L. Fennell regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Fennell writes that he has known Higgins since high school and later worked with him while serving as president of the Kansas City Safety Council, and states his belief that Higgins is "entirely repentant" and intends to become "a useful and law abiding member of the community." 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

The rock quarry at 55th and Locust Street during the construction of Crestwood Drive.

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Photographs

5434 Central Street home of Zeno T. Briggs, who bought a lot in 1909 and lived at this home until June 1929. This vantage point faces west-northwest on Central Street just north of 55th Street.

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Photographs

This picture of the Crestwood Shops was taken looking east-southeast on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street. A crowd of men, women, and children are waiting to see the Easter Bunny.

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Photographs

The statue of a small boy and a pool were features of the Crestwood interior park named Happy Woods Park, once located between 54th Street, 55th Street, Locust Street, and Cherry Street. This vantage point faces southeast towards the intersection of Locust Street, 55th Street, and Oak Street in the far right background.

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Photographs

Six white columns stand erect in a park at Locust Street and Cherry Street, the structure patterned after the columns on the campus at the University of Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast at the intersection of Locust and Cherry, one block north of 54th Street.

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Photographs

This picture was taken looking west-northwest on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street. Large crowd of men, women, and children at Crestwood Shopping District on Easter 1935.

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Photographs

Small group of children standing near an Easter bunny statue at Crestwood Shops in 1923. This vantage point faces south-southwest on 55th Street towards a coffee shop at 311 East 55th Street in the background.

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Photographs

Stone archways were built at each of the entrances into the Crestwood area. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of Locust Street, 55th Street, and Oak Street.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of Bechtel's crabapple trees in front of Ellison A. Neel's residence, taken looking south. Neel was a Kansas City lawyer.

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