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An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Broadway. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards a gasoline filling station, a parking lot, and the Country Club Plaza Balcony Building in the background.

Date: 
July 22nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza on Broadway between 47th Street and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road). This vantage point faces east towards the dome at the northeast corner of Central Street and Alameda.

Date: 
September 20th 1932

An aerial view of the Country Club Plaza in 1925, looking north-northwest near Brookside Boulevard and 51st Street.

Date: 
1925

Jay McShann's Band playing at Martin's-on-the-Plaza, also known as Martin's Cafeteria and Plaza Tavern. Those pictured include: Gene Ramey, bass; Bob Mabane, tenor; Gus Johnson, drums; Edward Hale, alto; Bill Smith, trumpet; Jay McShann, piano. Source: Gene Ramey.

Date: 
1938

Photograph of the letter from Mary McElroy to her father Henry F. McElroy detailing the terms of her ransom as demanded by Walter H. McGee. This reproduction was used as evidence against McGee in the Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee.

Date: 
May 27th 1933

Photograph of the letter from Mary McElroy to her father Henry F. McElroy detailing the terms of her ransom as demanded by Walter H. McGee. This reproduction was used as evidence against McGee in the Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee.

Date: 
May 27th 1933

Photograph of a home at 5718 County Line Road (now 47th Street), Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee. McGee held Mary McElroy captive in the basement of this residence for $60,000 ransom. He later accepted $30,000 for her release. This vantage point faces east from just north of 47th Street.

Date: 
1933

Photograph of a home at 5718 County Line Road (now 47th Street), Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee. McGee held Mary McElroy captive in the basement of this residence for $60,000 ransom. He later accepted $30,000 for her release. This vantage point faces northeast from 47th Street.

Date: 
1933

Photograph of the basement of a home at 5718 County Line Road (now 47th Street), Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee. McGee held Mary McElroy captive in this basement for $60,000 ransom. He later accepted $30,000 for her release.

Date: 
1933

Photograph of the Friars' choir at Kirkwood Hall at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The choir is comprised of members of the local diocese and directed by Reverend Albert Q. Senn, O.F.M. Identified are Senn (front center); Vincent J. O'Flaherty of Redemptorist Church (top row, 3rd from left); James A. Comiskey of St. James of Church (2nd row from top, 3rd from left); John Hanssen from a parish in Lexington, Missouri (2nd row, 2nd from left); John Oshimo, organist at Our Lady of Sorrows (top row, far right).

Date: 
December 12th 1941

Postcard of the Country Club Plaza at night in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces west-southwest from Main Street near its intersection with 46th Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief letter to Maymie Winston of Nevada, Missouri.

Date: 
August 28th 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 with four photographs of the house where Mary McElroy was held during her kidnapping. Pictured is Lucille Cates at the hideout's kitchen stove, the basement where Mary was held, an exterior photo of the house, and James Cashin searching for ransom money.

Date: 
June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Could Hear Police Calls" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "The McElroy kidnapers were able to listen to broadcasts by the police department. The short wave radio over which they listened in is shown in the bedroom to the left of the stove on which their meals were cooked."

Date: 
June 3rd 1933

Letter from Mendell Myers to Ellison A. Neel, in response to Neel's "courageous remarks" published in the previous day's Kansas City Star.

Date: 
March 18th 1938

Clipping entitled "Workers and Voters" 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 an early morning scene in Tuesday’s election at the voting place of the nineteenth precinct of the Seventh ward, showing challengers, voters, judges and clerks. The voting place is in the Bartleston apartments, 410 West Forty-seventh street."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Postcard of the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) in the Country Club Plaza. This vantage point faces southwest from near the intersection of Main Street and 46th Street. The Chandler Nursery is pictured in the background as the white building.

Postcard of the Country Club Plaza lights during Christmas 1937. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the northeast corner of Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) and 47th Street.

Date: 
1937

Photograph with caption, "Brush Creek Boulevard and Country Club Plaza [looking west] from roof of Sophian Plaza." The annotations on the photogaph label streets and show proposed road improvements.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "looking southeast from 47th and Virginia Avenue." The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements, including plans to widen 47th Street. Paseo High School is pictured.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "looking east on 47th Street showing noonday congestion of traffic at Troost Avenue." Piggly Wiggly and Crown Drug Co. are pictured.

Date: 
1926

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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.