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Postcard showing the sunken gardens on The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards 12th Street and the William T. Fitzsimons Fountain from the intersection of The Paseo and 13th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Verna Borgman of Levasy, Missouri.

Date: 
October 29th 1921

Postcard showing the sunken gardens on The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards 12th Street and the William T. Fitzsimons Fountain from the intersection of The Paseo and 13th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Irene Clark of Clinton, Missouri.

Date: 
August 23rd 1918

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

Postcard showing the sunken gardens on The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces south from between the southbound and northbound lanes of The Paseo at 12th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Virgil H. Jaudon to his wife in California, Missouri.

Date: 
December 27th 1920

Postcard showing Loew's Midland Theatre at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Anna Walter of Altamont, Kansas.

Date: 
June 18th 1929

Postcard showing Loew's Midland Theatre at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Maud H. Fouband of Houston, Texas.

Date: 
September 18th 1933

Postcard of the Orchestra Promenade inside the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri. Today, this space is better known as the lobby outside the Municipal Auditorium Music Hall. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the promenade and a short letter to Ella Breimeyer of For Wayne, Indiana.

Date: 
September 22nd 1938

Postcard of the Kansas City Club Building at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 13th and Baltimore. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. John Alran of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.

Date: 
November 30th 1921

Program from the 5th Ward Democratic Club's October 1936 fundraising dance. The program lists "Pendergast's Organization of the Fifth Ward," including the ward's precinct captains, and endorses a slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Music was provided by Sol Dobrov's Orchestra, and proceeds are pledged to go to Christmas baskets. Advertisements were placed by local businesses, as well as individuals including Police Director Otto P. Higgins and Chief of Police Robert J. Coffey.

Date: 
October 23rd 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

Postcard of the Music Hall in Municipal Auditorium. The back of the card reads, "New home of the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra, the Music Hall also is available for conventions, lectures, concerts, plays, musical shows, motion picture shows and all other gatherings which require the use of a theater of large proportions and complete equipment. H.F. McElroy, City Manager."

Date: 
1936

Postcard of the main arena in Municipal Auditorium. The back of the card reads, "The main arena, largest unit of the auditorium, is best described as a gigantic oval stadium seating 15,000 persons, with a domed ceiling suspended 96 feet above the floor. Dimensions of the room are 301 by 291 feet....and the oval floor is 130 by 220 feet. Ceiling and roof are suspended without posts or pillars to obstruct the view of spectators."

Date: 
October 13th 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

Photograph with full frontal and side view of Kansas City Club building looking northwest from 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A small gas station is visible on the south side of 13th Street.

Photograph looking west along north side of 13th Street between Troost Avenue and Forest Avenue. The Odd Fellows Temple is pictured to the left.

Date: 
1925

Photograph looking north along the west side of the 1300 block of Walnut Street.

Date: 
December 8th 1925

Photograph looking east along the south side of 13th Street between Locust Street and Cherry Street. St. Mary's Church is pictured in the background.

Date: 
August 14th 1924

Photograph looking west along the north side of 13th Street at Baltimore Avenue. The Kansas City Club Building is pictured to the right.

Date: 
February 26th 1926

Photograph looking north along Broadway Boulevard from 13th Street. The Hotel Commonwealth is pictured to the left.

Date: 
1925

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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.