Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Street railroads

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Postcards

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Frances Hamilton to Mrs. Squire Johnson of Stotesbury, Missouri.

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Postcards

Postcard showing Kansas City, Missouri from the Junction at 9th Street and Main Street. This vantage point faces south down Main Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Peel of Des Moines, Iowa from their son Carl.

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Photographs

Photograph of men standing on the James Street Station Platform, Kansas City, Kansas before the last streetcar to pass over the elevated street railway, also known as the "L" structure. This streetcar line connected the West Bottoms with downtown Kansas City, Missouri via the 8th Street Tunnel. It was closed that day after 35 years of use as the "L" structure on the west side of the route was in disrepair. Businessmen demanded repairs and five years later it was re-opened for use.

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Photographs

1920's photograph of the streetcar house and yards at the northeast corner of Minnesota Avenue and North 10th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the southwest corner of State Avenue and North 10th Street.

Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm
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Photographs

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 22, 1925. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

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Photographs

Circa 1938 photograph of majorettes marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo in Black Elks parade. Source: Black Economic Union.

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Photographs

Circa 1938 photograph of marching band with majorettes in front marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel and a streetcar are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of Oak Street and 12th Street.

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Photographs

A 1920 photograph of Milton C. Lewis.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking west on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just east of Garfield Avenue.

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Photographs

This photograph of the Southeast Side Business District was taken looking southeast from the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are four Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards. 18th & Prospect Drugstore and stores located on two of the other corners. Prospect Avenue, 18th Street, 27th Street, and Indiana Avenue carline tracks are pictured.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking east on 12th Street just west of Park Avenue.

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