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.
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.
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.
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.