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Two residents, a man and a woman, of Greenway Fields walk near the Rams' Heads, a decorative motif for a trellis over the sidewalk on Valley Road near 62nd Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast on Valley Road south of 62nd Street.

Date: 
1920

Some of the earlier homes built in Armour Hills, this block of homes is part of the Edgevale Road group. The spectators in the photograph include Grace Carlson and Ernest Holt. This vantage point faces northeast from just south of the intersection of 65th Terrace and Edgevale Road.

Date: 
1923

This photograph of the Southeast Side Business District was taken looking southeast from the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are four Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards. 18th & Prospect Drugstore and stores located on two of the other corners. Prospect Avenue, 18th Street, 27th Street, and Indiana Avenue carline tracks are pictured.

Looking north along Baltimore Avenue, 9th to 11th Streets, with the New York Life Building in the center.

Date: 
1938

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This hall was once located on the north side of 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. It was razed after the completion of the Municipal Auditorium in 1935. This vantage point faces northeast on Central Street, just south of 13th Street. The caption reads, "Scene of the Republican national convention at Kansas City. A huge spread eagle design on a sunburst jewel was suspended before Convention hall just before the opening of the convention.

Date: 
June 1928

The intersection of Main Street and 12th Street decorated with patriotic banners and flags for the 1928 Republican National Convention at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. This elevated vantage point faces south on Main Street towards the intersection of 12th and Main from just south of 11th Street. Pictured are the Kresge Building (left), The Jones Store Company (center), and Liberty Theater (right).

Date: 
June 11th 1928

Dust Bowl period photograph of two pedestrians in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. These dust storms caused an estimated one billion dollars in damages.

Date: 
March 21st 1935
Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

Date: 
March 21st 1935

People waving U.S. flags on top of double-decker bus headed north on Main Street as part of a "baseball parade." The sign on the bus reads: Baseball Game Today, Muehlebach Field, Mercy Hospital - K.C. Orphans Boys' Home. This vantage point faces west-southwest towards the Hotel Stag at 414 Main Street. Source: Bernard Ragan.

Street scene showing the Kansas City Public Service Company Building (also known as the Kansas City Railway Company or K.C. Rys. Co. from 1914-1925) on the left. This building was located on the south side of 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) and Walnut Street. It was razed in 1932 by the Atlas Wrecking and Lumber Corporation. Pictured right at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street is a building with an advertisement for Blue Moon Dance.

Date: 
1932

Exterior of Nifty and Dandy Club at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the intersection of 14th and Highland. Source: Frank Driggs.

Photograph of Ann Avenue at N. 6th Street looking west to N. 7th Street. The caption reads: "Oklahoma Natural Rock Asphalt Street, Kansas City, Kansas. 2" Rock Asphalt Top on Old Macadam. Laid 1924, Photo 1929." The Scottish Rite Temple at the northeast corner of Ann Avenue and N. 7th Street is shown in the right background.

Date: 
1929

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This photograph shows the outside of the Jackson County Democratic Club, located on the second floor of 1908 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
February 28th 1932

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal view of the Newman Theater, located at 1114 Main Street. Marquee says White Desert and Ice Carnival. The Baltimore Shop is next door with Berks next to them. This vantage point faces southwest from the east side of Main Street between Petticoat Lane and 12th Street.

Photograph of Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), looking east-northeast from the northwest corner of Westport Avenue and Broadway Boulevard.

Circa 1925 photograph of St. John's Episcopal Church in winter. This vantage point faces east from the west side of Kensington Avenue between Thompson Avenue and Independence Avenue. Pictured are automobiles on the street and people on church walk.

Photograph looking south on the east side of Bennington Avenue between Lee Street (15th Terrace) and 16th Street.

Date: 
January 24th 1923

Circa 1925 photograph looking west on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Main Street and Walnut Street.

Photograph looking north on the west side of Walnut Street between 10th Street and 11th Street. Pictured establishments include Woolf Brothers, Kirschbaum Clothes, Johnston's Cafe, and J. W. Jenkins and Sons.

Date: 
December 19th 1922

Photograph looking south on the west side of Walnut Street towards its intersection with 11th Street. Pictured establishments include Woolf Brothers, Owl Drug Store, Wolferman's Cafeteria.

Date: 
December 19th 1922

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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.