"Hell’s Half Acre" In West Bottoms

Description: 

Photograph of "Hell’s Half Acre", an area in the late 1800's and early 1900's consisting of the north side of the West Bottoms between the bluffs and the state line. This vantage point faces northwest from the bluffs near 7th Street and shows 8th Street between Mill Street (now Madison Avenue) and Sante Fe Street. Also pictured is the Union Elevator Company (center), Missouri River (right), and Kansas City, Kansas (right, far background).

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Date: 
1895
Modern Location: 
1100 West 8th Street
Kansas City, MO
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Point of view: 
39.10562, -94.5919
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
General Collection (P1), West Bottoms (Early), #3
Digital Object Identifier: 
10008066
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