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Letter from E. G. Borserine, president of Yellow Cab Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Borserine writes of his belief that Higgins was "largely the victim of most unfortunate circumstances" and believes "he will prove a good citizen and an asset to the business life of this community." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
August 12th 1940

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter.

Date: 
June 8th 1928

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter to Mrs. Lester Snow of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Date: 
July 11th 1937

Postcard of the Kansas City Power and Light Company Building at night, located at the corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. This vantage point faces north-northwest from several blocks south of the 34-story building. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the building and a short letter from one Bonnie Marie to Mr. Eugene Wooden of Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Date: 
April 13th 1938

Postcard of the Kansas City Power and Light Building, located at the corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. This vantage point faces north-northwest from several blocks south of the 34-story building. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Fred H. Breimeyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Date: 
November 25th 1940

Photograph of a group of children and teenagers dressed for a Greek Independence Day celebration at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1931

Photograph of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation choir and altar boys with Rev. John Vasiliades.

Date: 
1936

Photograph of a Church of the Annunciation pastor and group of children dressed for a Greek Independence Day celebration during the 1920s.

Photograph of the board of trustees for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. The members are Rev. John Vasiliades, President Elias S. Sutter, Tony Saffas, Marinos Stathopoulos, Nick Pappas, Theo Tsangares, John A. Agnos, Andrew Lambros, Paul Karzis, George D. Eliopoulos, and Tom Karnezis.

Date: 
1936

Postcard of Main Street Theater, built in 1921 at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Main Street. It was used for vaudeville and cinema and had a seating capacity of 3,000. A tunnel from the theater leading northwest to Hotel President was used by bootleggers fleeing law enforcement during Prohibition.

Date: 
8581

Photograph looking north up Baltimore Avenue from near 16th Street. The Kansas City Power and Light Building is in full view in the center of the photograph. The sign for the President Hotel is also in view on the right.

Photograph of Baltimore Avenue looking north from 14th Street. The description on the back of the photograph reads: "Balt. Ave. looking north from 14th St. Bldg on left [background] is the K.C. Club bldg. and on the right [background] is Kansas City's largest retail furniture store, the Robt. Keith Co." The Power and Light Building (left foreground) and the Hotel President (right foreground) is also pictured. The New York Life Insurance Building is in view at the end of the street. A city bus is also in view on the street going south.

Date: 
1936

Photograph with a close-up view of an unmarked police car with three bullet holes in the windshield. The scene was part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company (14th & Grand) on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph with a rear view of an unmarked police car damaged by bullet holes. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph of bank employee L.G. Bickford posing behind a teller window at the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph of unidentified detectives inside the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street amd Grand Avenue; one of the men kneeling, looking toward the floor. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph of a police officer and other people inside Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The suspects escaped out the middle window shown in the photo.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the President Hotel; located on the northeast corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A gasoline station called Pen-Jac and a parking lot is also in view.

Photograph of the Hyde Apartments, once located at the southwest corner of Troost Avenue and 14th Street.

Date: 
1927

Portrait of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Heart of America Chapter 73 including Steve Sakoulas, Louis Kartsonis, and Father Nicholas Speloitis in the 1930s. AHEPA is social and charitable organization for Greek immigrants and their descendants.

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