Image Gallery


Photograph looking east along the south side of 13th from the east side of Holmes. St. Mary's Episcopal Church is pictured to the right.

July 3rd 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm (Unity Village) Terrace Tea Room, taken from the south.

September 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Frank E. Jones's residence, taken from the east. Jones was president of the Mission Oil Company.


This picture of the Brookside Shopping District was taken looking northeast at the intersection of Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street.


Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

Jay McShann at piano with his orchestra posed around, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.


Wide view of the apartment buildings along Mill Creek Parkway. This photograph was taken looking northwest from atop the Ponce de Leon at 4555 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

A colorized glass plate postive photograph of the Nelson Gallery of Art (now known as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), taken from the southeast.

Photograph of two Douglas DC-3 and two Douglas DC-3B airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

Photograph of James A. Reed and Nell Donnelly Reed's sunroom in their home at 5236 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The caption reads, "#8 Sunroom.

January 24th 1923

Photograph looking south on the east side of Bennington Avenue between Lee Street (15th Terrace) and 16th Street.

December 3rd 1921

Photograph of Mrs. White and boys of the Boys Hotel posed on the front steps of the recentely completed Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building.


Some of the earlier homes built in Armour Hills, this block of homes is part of the Edgevale Road group. The spectators in the photograph include Grace Carlson and Ernest Holt.

March 2nd 1931

Photograph of spectators in the courtroom at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. James A. Reed, J. Francis O'Sullivan, defense counsels, and Mrs.


Pamphlet detailing the social services available from the Italian Mission at 505 Forest Ave., Kansas City, Mo. sponsored by the Central Presbyterian Church since ca. 1893.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Palace Clothing Company Building; located on the northwest corner of 12th Street and Grand Avenue.


Photograph with caption, "looking east on 52nd Street from Wornall Road." The photograph's annotations show proposed road improvements.

Photograph with an exterior, street view of Lykins School, once located on the north side of 7th Street between Norton Avenue and Jackson Avenue. The school was named after Dr.


Group portrait of members of the Threshold Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1930-31 champions of the South Central Business Association.

October 27th 1922

Postcard of the Scottish Rite Temple at the northwest corner of Troost Avenue and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.


Clipping of a photograph by Strauss-Peyton showing "Mrs. James Madison Kemper, Publicity Chairman for the Notre Dame de Sion Recital, Friday, April 20, Hotel Kansas Citian."

June 6th 1933

An autochrome photograph of William M. Hand's residence, taken from the east at J. C. Nichols Company's old site. Hand was manager at the General Electric Company.

April 30th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward E. Carpenter's house and garden, taken from the northwest at sunset. Carpenter was president of the Kansas City House and Window Cleaning Company.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company. This vantage point faces west from the northeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.


Photograph with slide description: "Waiting room, Union Station, K.C., Mo. (1932)." This vantage point faces north-northwest into the waiting room from the lobby.

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


Photograph of the first graduating class of Visitation Church posed with Father Thomas McDonald.

Portrait of Edwin M. Clendening, secretary of the Kansas City Commercial Club from 1892-1918. He was then appointed Assistant to the President of the Chamber of Commerce.

Postcard of the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) in the Country Club Plaza.


Photograph looking northeast from atop the Baltimore Hotel. The intersection of Petticoat Lane and Main Street is pictured center.

October 8th 1932

This 48-page issue of the Jackson County Medical Journal focuses on the "Kansas City General Hospital: Colored Division", also known as General Hospital No. 2.


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

July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of The Walnuts gardens, taken looking east-southeast.

May 1936

Photograph of the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph of St. Agnes Academy teachers Sister Marie Rosemarie and Sister Mary Pauline.

August 28th 1936

Postcard of the Country Club Plaza at night in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces west-southwest from Main Street near its intersection with 46th Street.


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.