Image Gallery

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time).

1926

Photograph with caption, "Proposed roadway connections, in Park Land, north of 43rd Street." This vantage point faces north-northwest from near the intersection of 43rd Street and Baltimo

1923

This picture of the Country Club Plaza was taken looking southwest from atop the Ponce de Leon building at 4555 Main Street.

1937

Photograph of Wilbur H. Dunn Park in the summer of 1937, looking north from 68th St. at the Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

1923

This picture of the Suydam Building was taken in the Country Club Plaza looking west-southwest on Mill Creek Parkway (now J C Nichols Parkway) just north of 47th Street.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Faxon and Gallagher Drug Company; located on the northwest corner of 8th Street and Broadway Boulevard.

1943

Photograph of Thomas Y. Baird (left, co-owner of the Kansas City Monarchs), Chester A. Franklin (center, owner of The Call), and James L.

September 26th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the bridge on 63rd Street at the intersection of Indian Lane. This photograph was taken looking west from east of the bridge.

1922

J. C. Nichols Company salesmen organization, taken on the terrace of the J. C. Nichols home at 1214 W. 55th Street.

April 7th 1934

An autochrome photograph of a small child standing next to a statue of the Easter Bunny. This statue and accompanying eggs were part of the Country Club Plaza's Easter decorations.

This photograph was taken looking north on Broadway Boulevard just north of 25th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Southwest Motor Car Company, located at the southeast corner 26th Street, Walnut Street, and Grand Avenue.

1924

Postcard view of the skyline of downtown Kansas City, looking north from 17th Street and showing Main Street (left, center).

June 13th 1930

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper The Missouri Democrat on June 13, 1930. This excerpt includes photographs of Thomas J. Pendergast, Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr., James M.

May 31st 1934

An autochrome photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) looking northeast toward The Walnuts apartments.

1930

Photograph of the Huntzinger Building, the seven-story building pictured center. It was once located on the north side of 10th Street between Baltimore Avenue and Wyandotte Street.

1930

Photograph of the construction of the second Fidelity National Bank Building at the southeast corner of 9th Street and Walnut Street.

December 7th 1933

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Giovanni "John" Blando, including a physical description, listing his occupation as bar owner, and recording an arrest for

1926

Photograph with caption, "looking south from Brush Creek Boulevard [presently Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard] the proposed trafficway, on park lands, to widened East 48th Street." This vant

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

Mug shot of Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti.

July 18th 1938

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street.

Portrait of James Cowgill, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1918-1922. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

1920

Photograph looking south-southeast towards the Observation Park reservoir.

Photograph of two Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) employees posed by TAT Fueling Truck No. 22 at Municipal Airport. TAT merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) in 1930.

July 8th 1934

Newspaper clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post, Sunday, July 8, 1934; “Photographs of Men of Prominence in Kansas City and Vicinity”.

Photograph with exterior view of the Church of Christ (Hedrickite Church) or (Temple Lot) located in Independence, Missouri, at River Boulevard and Lexington Avenue on what is referred to as the Te

Photograph of William H. Spivey (left) and VeEssa Spivey (right), owners of Black Hawk Barbecue. They are posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

Photograph looking south on Monroe Avenue between 69th Street and 70th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near the 3000 block of East 18th Street; shows tip of Ransom Feed Mills, located at 3028 East 18th Street.

Henry J. Allen, Governor of Kansas from 1919 to 1923. He also served as a senator from Kansas from 1929 to 1931, and was the editor and publisher of the Wichita Beacon newspaper.

1937

KMBC reporter, Paul Henning (who later went to Hollywood and produced Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies) interviewing Bernice Claire; flanked by Ruth Warrick and Dick Berger at the Dow

1910

Postcard including an image of the Children's Memorial Lutheran Church at the southeast corner of Independence Avenue and Brighton Avenue.

Photograph of boys posed on the front steps of the Boys Hotel Main Building at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

1920

Photograph of the Central Exchange National Bank building, once located on the east side of Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard) between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Postcard of the Carnegie library at 625 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. It was razed in 1965 after the completion of a new Kansas City, Kansas Public Library building at the same address.

Pages

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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.