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This photograph was taken looking west on 31st Street just west of Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 31st Street just west of Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. An advertisement for the film "Outside the Law" is pictured.

Date: 
1926

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Broadway Boulevard facing towards the intersection of Armour and Broadway.

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Room Orchestra. Back of postcard has written correpondence to the Pla-Mor Ballroom manager (Sam) from Roger Leahy, postmarked from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, December 30, 1929.

Date: 
1929

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Date: 
December 19th 1936

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Date: 
December 19th 1936

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.

Exterior view of back entrance to Pla-Mor Ballroom, once located at 3142 Main Street, no date. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Bell Peters.

Food baskets for fifth ward residents during the depression. This vantage point faces northwest towards ABC Storage at 3244 Main Street. A Monarch Storage truck is shown parked at the intersection of Main Street and Warner Plaza. Source: Bernard Ragan.

Pla Mor interior, set for a banquet, taken by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, MO, no date. The Pla-Mor Ballroom was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

High contrast photograph of the Pla Mor dining and dancing area in use, no date. The Pla-Mor Ballroom was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Pla Mor pool with swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Phot Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

Pla Mor pool without swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

Pla Mor artificial beach, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

Dancers at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, taken by Tynen & Murphy Photographers, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

Architectural image of the interior of the Pla-Mor Ballroom created by Charles A. Smith of Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Redemptorist High School students posed on the front steps of the building facing Linwood Boulevard. Pictured, top row, left to right: Raphael Maddi, Virginia Kelly, Martha Brennan, Mary Alma, Mary Margaret Buckley, Ruth MacDonnell, Frances Natters, Marie Krumm, Mary Ann Gleason, Elizabeth Neville, Teresa Canisan; third row: Margaret Anderson, Mary E.

Date: 
September 27th 1930

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.

Photograph with interior view of Donnelly Garment Company Christmas program at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Photograph of the unidentified participants at the South Central Business Association Inaugural Dinner Dance and 17th Annual Frolic at the Hotel Bellerive. Garrett L. Smalley is listed as the ex-president of the organization and Herbert T. Hilscher as the president.

Date: 
January 26th 1937

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