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The new municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces northwest with a newly constructed river-rail grain terminal (Kansas City, Kansas) in the far background.

1930's photograph of the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. The airport was active between the years 1921 and 1985.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The game was part of a program supported by the Works Progress Administration.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The game was part of a program supported by the Works Progress Administration.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of civilians and members of the military at a bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The bookmobile was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.

Circa 1930's photograph of six men in white coveralls kneeling in front of a Curtiss-Wright Flying Service single-engine aircraft at the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas.

Photograph of the exterior of the Simon Company plant, a mattress manufactuer, in the Fairfax District of Kansas City, Kansas. The plant opened in 1936 at Fairfax and Eagle (later Sunshine) Roads, west of the Fairfax Airport.

Date: 
1937

Photograph of the exterior of the Sealright Company plant, a paper products, bottle caps, and food packaging manufacturer, in the Fairfax district of Kansas City, Kansas, south of the Fairfax Airport. The plant opened in 1932 at the intersection of Fairfax and Rickel Roads.

Date: 
1937

Photograph of the exterior view of the Massey-Harris Harvester Company, a tractor and thresher manufacturer, plant in the Fairfax District of Wyandotte County, Kansas. The plant opened in 1925 north of the intersection of Fairfax Road and Diagonal Way.

Date: 
1937

Photograph of the exterior of the Fruehauf Trailer Company in the Fairfax District of Wyandotte County, Kansas. Local architect Charles E. Keyser designed the plant, which opened in 1937 and was located at the intersection of Fairfax and Funston Roads.

Date: 
May 14th 1937

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Inland Aviation Company, also known as Inland Aircraft Company, once located at the southeast corner of Fairfax Road (presently Fairfax Trafficway) and Funston Road in Kansas City, Kansas. The Inland Sport was the first plane built and one of the fastest personal planes of the period. The Depression caused the company, in business only 22 months, to go bankrupt. It was known for its racers.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east and showing a largely residential section of northeast Kansas City, Kansas; Fairfax; Missouri River; and North Kansas City, Missouri. Quindaro Boulevard is prominently shown diagonally in the photograph.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east towards the the Kansas City, Kansas Municipal Plant.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Fairfax Industrial Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. It is noted on the back of the photograph that Curtiss Wright is at the northern end of the field. This vantage point faces northeast an shows the intersection of Funston Road and Fairfax Road (presently Fairfax Trafficway) in the center.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of northeast Kansas City, Kansas. This vantage point faces east and shows the area that will eventually be remade as Jersey Creek Park.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, of Fairfax Industrial and Municipal airports.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison streets. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport, and Fairfax area.

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.