West Bottoms

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Photograph of the ruins of the American Royal building which was destroyed in a fire in February 1925.

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Photographs

Photograph with side and front view of the Livestock Exchange Building, located just west of the intersection of 16th Street and Genessee Street. "Construction began in 1909 and the building was finished in 1911--a nine story, brick faced structure of reinforced concrete, fronting 250 feet on Genessee street at 16th, with three wings extending 126 feet to the west. It was the largest livestock exchange building in the world and one of the largest office structures in Kansas at that time" ("75 Years of Kansas City Livestock Market History," p.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Sumner School, once located on west side of Wyoming Street between 9th Street and St. Louis Avenue. It was named for Charles Sumner, American statesman and advocate of rights of African Americans. This vantage point faces west from the east side of Wyoming Street just north of St. Louis Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph with slide description, "Over W. Bottoms past Stock Exchange, from 20th and top of bluff; K. C., Mo. (1927)." This vantage point faces northwest from just west of the intersection of 20th Street and Mercier Place.

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Photographs

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Bemis Brothers Bag Company; located at 925 and 937 Wyoming Street.

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Photographs

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company; once located at 1100 W. 8th Street. Sign on building in this view says Vassar Chocolates. This vantage point faces north-northwest across 8th Street just west of Jarboe Street (defunct).

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Drawings

Circa 1928 drawing with frontal and side view of the Ridenour-Baker Grocery Company, located at the southeast corner of St Louis Avenue and Mulberry Street.

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Photographs

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Also pictured are signs on the building for Sunshine Biscuits and Vassar Chocolates. This vantage point faces north across 8th Street where it bends just east of Santa Fe Street.

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Photographs

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company; once located at 1100 W. 8th Street. Sign on building in this view says Vassar Chocolates. This vantage point faces northwest across 8th Street just west of Jarboe Street (defunct).

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Photographs

Photograph with slide description: "Unloading trucks of cattle at the Stockyards, Kansas City, Mo. (1936)"

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph with slide description, "Looking W. over S. end of W. Bottoms, 23rd St. Viaduct, American Royal, sheep & mule barns: K. C., Mo." This vantage point faces west from the western end of Reservoir Place (presently 20th Terrace) and shows Terrace Place (foreground), Allen Avenue (center), and 23rd Street Viaduct (background).

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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.