Image Gallery

December 1939

Motorized snowplows are called into action to clear the sidewalks of J. C. Nichols Companies homes in the Oak Meyer Gardens subdivision.

October 14th 1927

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This elevated vantage point faces towards Liberty Memorial from the northwest.

December 12th 1941

Photograph of the Friars' choir at Kirkwood Hall at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The choir is comprised of members of the local diocese and directed by Reverend Albert Q. Senn, O.F.M.

May 6th 1937

An autochrome photograph of tulips in the gardens at The Walnuts, taken looking east-southeast.

March 1925

Photograph of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South located at the northwest corner of Maple Avenue and Spring Street in Independence, Missouri.

April 29th 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of a hawtorn (crataegus) tree in bloom in the north central section of Penn Valley Park.

1924

The Avon Shop opened October 1, 1924 at 108 W. 47th Street on the first floor of the Tower Building.

Circa 1939 photograph of Yeager School kindergarten students participating in a mock zoo. The Yeager School was located at the northwest corner of Indiana Avenue and 19th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of a residential area and rail yard with roundhouse near the Kansas River in the Argentine neighborhood.

1920's photograph of the streetcar house and yards at the northeast corner of Minnesota Avenue and North 10th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

1927

Close up exterior view of the Oak Street entrance to the J. C. Nichols School, now known as Académie Lafayette.

Photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital, along with an unidentified man.

A color glass plate positive photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) looking northeast toward The Walnuts apartments.

1930

Group portrait of N. Emerson Paton (left), Morris Shankman (holding shovel) and other unidentified South Central Business Association officials at the groundbreaking for the Shankman Building, located at 3119 Troost. This vantage point faces north-northeast with the building at 3109 Troost in the background.

Circa 1920 photograph with full view of Watts Mill including view of Indian Creek and rock ledge, Dallas, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from the southeast bank of Indian Creek.

Photograph of a man posed with a large herd of sheep at the Stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City.

1930

Photograph showing staff and patients in waiting room of the Alfred Benjamin Dispensary, once located on the north side of Admiral Boulevard between Harrison Street and Troost Avenue.

Photograph of St. Vincent's Catholic Church at 3106 Flora Avenue. This vantage point faces west-northwest from the east side of Flora Avenue between 31st and 32nd Street.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

October 13th 1936

Photograph of the interior of Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City during President Franklin Roosevelt's address, October 13, 1936.

September 20th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza on Broadway between 47th Street and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road).

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Inland Aviation Company, also known as Inland Aircraft Company, once located at the southeast corner of Fairfax Road (presently Fairfax Trafficway) and

1928

Clippping with caption stating, "Dr. D. M.

July 12th 1919

Postcard of the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Linwood Boulevard and The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 6th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Walter G. Basinger's house from the East, A. I. A. Medal Award of 1931. Basinger was director of the J. C. Nichols Company.

April 16th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Sid J. Hare's house and rock garden. Hare was a Kansas City landscape architect.

July 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Lillie A. Jones standing in her Tudor garden. Her husband Ellis R. Jones was vice-president of the Kansas City Paper House.

Circa 1940 photograph of St. Peter's Church and School at 6400 Charlotte Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast with Meyer Boulevard pictured on the left.

June 27th 1932

Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge, with the Mark Twain and the General Ashburn, stern wheelers, carrying Patrick J.

July 18th 1938

Mugshots of Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S.

1928

Photograph looking north along Troost Avenue from just south of Linwood Boulevard, at night with long exposure. Street outfitted with Christmas decorations.

Photograph of Ben Bernie, radio star and musician, with Frank Cromwell and Mayor Bryce Smith and other unidentified men at unidentified location with a racing form in hand.

July 4th 1934

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 26th 1917

Photograph of the dedication of a monument at the site of the first Shawnee Indian Mission, located near the former town of Turner in Kansas City, Kansas.

1930's photograph of the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. The airport was active between the years 1921 and 1985.

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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.