Swope Park

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Yates Drive Entrance to Swope Park

Yates Drive, which provided a new entrance to Swope Park from the north, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the intersection of 63rd Street, Elmwood Avenue, and Yates Drive (now Starlight Road).

View from Swope Park Shelter House Tower

A color glass plate positive photograph of the view looking southeast across the Swope Park gardens near the Shelter House (now the Battle of Westport Visitor Center).

View from Swope Park Shelter House Tower

A color glass plate positive photograph of the view looking north-northwest towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri from the tower of the Swope Park Shelter House (now the Battle of Westport Visitor Center).

Thomas H. Swope Mausoleum

An autochrome photograph of the Thomas H. Swope Mausoleum in Swope Park, taken from west of the memorial.

Swope Park Zoological Building

Circa 1930 photograph with slide description: "Zoological building; Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo."

Swope Park Tennis Courts

Circa 1930 photograph of the Swope Park tennis courts. This vantage point faces east from near the present intersection of Pavilion Road and Starlight Road.

Swope Park Swimming Pool

Postcard of the Swope Park Swimming Pool, constructed with WPA funds in 1941 and located north of The Lagoon and west of Blue River in Swope Park. This vantage point faces southeast with the wading pool in the foreground and the larger swimming pool in the background.

Swope Park Shelter House

Photograph of a newly constructed shelter house with a picnic oven at Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast towards Shelter House #4, located just east of present-day Starlight Theatre.

Swope Park Shelter House

An autochrome photograph of the croton flowers outside of the Swope Park Shelter House, taken from the east.

Swope Park Lagoon

An autochrome photograph looking northwest towards the lagoon in Swope Park.

Swope Park Lagoon

Photograph with slide description, "Lagoon, boathouse & bath house, bathing beach; Swope Park, K.C., Mo. 5/15/1931." This vantage point faces northwest near the southern point of The Lagoon.

Swope Memorial, Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast towards the memorial. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Hazel Weltman of Falls City, Nebraska.