Armour Boulevard

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Street Car Safety Zones

Photograph of "streamlined" Safety Zones intended to protect patrons at streetcar stops, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast on Main Street from just north of Armour Boulevard.

Scene of Triple Killing

Photograph looking northwest from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933, murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed to gangsters during the exchange.

Scene of Triple Killing

Photograph looking west toward Troost Avenue from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene was part of an investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933 murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed two gangsters during the exchange.

Paseo, North from Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing The Paseo looking north from Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Park Central Hotel

Circa 1940 photograph of the Park Central Hotel located at 300-02 E. Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the building is in view from street level. The structure was built in 1929 and is part of the Armour/Gillham Historic Apartment-Hotel District.

Murder Scene, Crowd Surrounding a Car

Photograph of a crowd gathered around a Buick automobile on Armour Boulevard. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. The picture was taken after the bodies were removed.

Map of Triple Killing on August 12, 1933

Map of the shootout between police and gangsters on the morning of August 12, 1933. The caption states, "A diagram of the scene of the Saturday morning gun battle in the vicinity of Amour boulevard and Forest avenue, showing the paths taken by the gangsters in their pursuit of Ferris J. Anton and the route taken by Sheriff Thomas B. Bash, who killed two of the gunmen, and captured a third man."

Kansas City Life Insurance 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.

Kansas City Life Insurance Building Interior

Circa 1928 photograph with interior view of the lobby of Kansas City Life Insurance Company building.

Glimpses In and Around Kansas City

Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.

Gillham North from Armour

Photograph looking north from the southwest corner of Gillham Road and Armour Boulevard.

From Sophia Tritts to Sam Hargus

Letter from Sophia Tritts to Mr. Hargis regarding church charity in the Kansas City area.