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

Date: 
October 13th 1936

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

Postcard of the Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 13th and Central Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. F.R. Chantry of Malvern, Iowa from an attendee at the 1928 National Republican Convention. The writer comments that, "If no one breaks away it is sure for Hoover. The great drive is to prevent his getting it."

Date: 
June 13th 1928

Proceedings of the Second Imperial Klonvokation of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, held at the Convention Hall in Kansas City, MO in September 1924. Several names of klansmen were redacted in this publication of the proceedings, including ones from Kansas City. Notable named speakers include George C. McCarron, Grand Dragon and Governor Clifford Walker of Georgia.

Date: 
September 1924

Circa 1935 photograph with full, corner view of Lathrop Polytechnic Institute, also known as Lathrop Trade School, Lathrop Manual Training, and Lathrop School. This vantage point faces northwest from the southeast corner of 13th Street and Cental Street.

Program for the ninth annual musical and physical exhibition for Lincoln High School at Convention Hall. Events include music, games, stunts, military exhibitions, dances, and a play, "Depicting the Evolution of Negro Music."

Date: 
March 29th 1935
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