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Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, dedicated in 1914. This vantage point faces north-northeast from Liberty Memorial and shows downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

View of military and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, at the parade in honor of the return of the 129th Field Artillery from France to Kansas City, Missouri. From: 35th Division Collection. This photograph was taken looking northeast from just south of Union Station.

Date: 
May 1919

Wide shot of Kansas City Massacre aftermath. This event, also known as the Union Station Massacre, saw the deaths of Frank Nash, an Oklahoma train and bank robber; William J. Grooms, a Kansas City police officer; Frank E. Hermanson, another Kansas City police officer; Raymond J. Caffrey, an FBI specialist; and Otto Reed, the chief of police for McAlester, Oklahoma. Outlaws Vernon Miller, Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, and Adam Richetti were attempting to free Frank Nash from law enforcement custody.

Date: 
June 17th 1933

Dust Bowl period photograph of Union Station during a dust storm on March 20, 1935. This vantage point faces west towards Union Station from just east of Main Street. The caption reads, "Kansas City, March 20.-This is the way the Union station really appeared Wednesday afternoon as sand and earth from Kansas and other states fogged the air in a terrific dust storm. Visibility was clouded to an altitude of 15,000 feet."

Date: 
March 20th 1935

Photograph of a damaged Chevrolet, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti. FBI Agent R. J. Caffrey was attempting to transport Frank Nash in this vehicle when Vernon C. Miller, Adam C. Richetti, and Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd opened fire on them, killing Caffrey, Nash, Kansas City Police Officers W. J. Grooms and Frank Hermanson, and Oklahoma Police Chief Otto Reed.

Date: 
June 17th 1933

Photograph of an interior view of customers and waitresses at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House in Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. Over 9,000 meals were served at the restaurant in a 24-hour period.

Photograph of Fred Harvey staff waitresses, the Harvey Girls, at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway line.

Date: 
1922

Postcard from the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921. This vantage point faces southwest on Main Street just east of Union Station, shown on the right.

Date: 
November 1st 1921

Postcard showing a portion of the spectators from the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921. This vantage point faces northwest towards Union Station from just south of Pershing Road.

Date: 
November 1st 1921

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nannie Goldsmith of Clinton, Missouri.

Date: 
May 19th 1923

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Paul Dinkle of Fayette, Missouri.

Date: 
August 25th 1924

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. E. A. Deere of Waldron, Kansas.

Date: 
October 28th 1924

Postcard showing Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the west. This vantage point faces southeast towards Union Station from near the defunct intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue (now 22nd Street). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to W. B. Walker of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Date: 
June 16th 1919

Postcard showing the Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the west. This vantage point faces southeast towards Union Station from near the defunct intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue (now 22nd Street). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Harley McCasland of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 12th 1922

Postcard showing the Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the east of the main structure. This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Union Station from the Main Street Viaduct. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. S. B. Buck of Anderson, Missouri.

Date: 
February 3rd 1918

Postcard showing one of the proposed concepts for the Kansas City Union Station. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. N. Watt of Kansas City, Missouri.

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Frances Hamilton to Mrs. Squire Johnson of Stotesbury, Missouri.

Date: 
April 11th 1921

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nannie Goldsmith of Clinton, Missouri from her son Henry.

Date: 
August 8th 1925

Postcard showing the main waiting room at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from the southwestern corner of the waiting room. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. C. F. Wood of Minneapolis, Minnesota from her sister.

Date: 
January 9th 1928

Postcard showing the lobby at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the entrance of the main waiting room from near the southwestern corner of the lobby. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Emma McFarland of St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 
October 17th 1932

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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.