Mercantile Trust Company Robbery


Photograph of a police officer and other people inside Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The suspects escaped out the middle window shown in the photo.

Object Type: 
February 8th 1932
Modern Location: 
1401 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives, P29, Box 19, Folder 36, #9
Digital Object Identifier: 
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.