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Photograph of the exterior of Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest from the intersection of 13th Street and Wyandotte Street. The building was constructed at a cost of $6,500,000.

Photograph of the interior of Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City during President Franklin Roosevelt's address, October 13, 1936.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Scene in Kansas City, Missouri, looking west on 13th street near Oak Street. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Date: 
1922

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 elevated vantage point faces northeast on Central Street, just south of 13th Street.

Date: 
June 11th 1928

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

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.

Date: 
June 7th 1928

Exterior of the Convention Hall 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 elevated vantage point faces northeast on Central Street, just south of 13th Street.

Date: 
December 11th 1927

Interior of the Convention Hall 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.

Date: 
December 11th 1927

Circa 1940 photograph of dancers at Municipal Auditorium, located on 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. Source: John Randazzo

Date: 
1940

Count Basie at piano at Municipal Auditorium, showing audience in background, including Jay McShann, no date. Municipal Auditorium is located on 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Source: John Randazzo.

Photograph of the crowd at Convention Hall attending the Golden Jubilee of Bishop Thomas F. Lillis. Caption: "THE GREAT THRONG for which Convention hall was inadequate listening to the sermon delivered by Archbishop John J. Glennon of St. Louis, who may be seen at extreme right. In the subsanctuary, facing at right angles to the speaker, are the threescore bishops and archbishops who attended the ceremony."

Date: 
September 22nd 1935

Souvenir program for the memorial of Frank C. Niles (1858-1932), philanthropist and President of the Niles & Moser Cigar Company. Tributes were given by Bryce B. Smith, Henry F. McElroy, Conrad H. Mann, and Ruby D. Garrett at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 1932. The program includes a portrait photograph of Niles, order of service, and hymns.

Date: 
September 16th 1932

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Book containing text and photographs of the history, facilties, art, and architecture of the courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri. The document also includes portrait photographs of the public servants that aided in the creation of the new Jackson County Courthouse and a list of county judges of Jackson County from 1827 to 1933.

Date: 
1935

Clipping entitled "Casts Absentee Ballot" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Mae Meehan of Denver (above) prepared her absentee ballot in the office of the election commissioners in the courthouse Tuesday. It was forwarded to Denver. She voted the Democratic ticket."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Court Order Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is a scene in the circuit court room of Judge Darius A. Brown Tuesday where many unregistered persons made application for court orders to permit them to vote. By the time Judge Brown, shown in the high-backed chair in the center background, recessed for lunch, he had granted 149 vote orders."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Photograph of the Jackson County Juvenile Court Building, also known as Jackson County Parental School. This vantage point faces east-southeast from the southwest corner of Locust Street and 13th Street.

Date: 
1936

Photograph of participants in the Summer Playground Feeding Program lined up at Mulkey Square Park. This vantage point faces east near the intersection of 13th Street and Belleview Avenue (defunct at this block).

Date: 
1942

Photograph with interior view of Monsignor Keye's benefit party for orphan children, held in the Little Theater at Municipal Auditorium.

Date: 
December 17th 1938

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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.