Letter from Sophia Tritts to Mr. Hargis regarding church charity in the Kansas City area.
Photograph of "streamlined" Safety Zones intended to protect patrons at streetcar stops, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast on Main Street from just north of Armour Boulevard.
Reunion of Central High School graduating class of 1878 with their teacher, Mary Harmon Weeks, held at Newbern Hotel in 1928. Pictured from left to right: Sam Daniels, Kattie Proctor, Robert Shoan, Mary Harmon [Weeks], Lindley Coates, William Dewey, Lulu Butterfield, and John Gilday. Weeks was a leader in the public kindergarten movement and started the first Parent Teacher Association in Missouri. She was also the first president of the Anthenaeum, the oldest active Kansas City women's club, founded in 1894.
Postcard showing The Paseo looking north from Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.
Circa 1940 photograph of the Park Central Hotel located at 300-02 E. Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the building is in view from street level. The structure was built in 1929 and is part of the Armour/Gillham Historic Apartment-Hotel District.
Photograph of the unidentified participants at the South Central Business Association Inaugural Dinner Dance and 17th Annual Frolic at the Hotel Bellerive. Garrett L. Smalley is listed as the ex-president of the organization and Herbert T. Hilscher as the president.
Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.
Postcard of the Bellerive Hotel at the northeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Warwick Boulevard. It was designed by Preston J. Bradshaw and opened on November 9, 1922.
Circa 1934 photograph looking west down Armour Boulevard from Locust Street. The building in on the right is the Georgian Court at the corner of Armour Boulevard and Locust Street. Beyond that is Park Central under construction.
Photograph of a crowd gathered around a Buick automobile on Armour Boulevard. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. The picture was taken after the bodies were removed.
Photograph looking west toward Troost Avenue from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene was part of an investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933 murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed two gangsters during the exchange.
Photograph of a large crowd surrounding a car at Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam "Hog" Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. Scola's body is slumped over the steering wheel.
Photograph looking northwest from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933, murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed to gangsters during the exchange.
Map of the shootout between police and gangsters on the morning of August 12, 1933. The caption states, "A diagram of the scene of the Saturday morning gun battle in the vicinity of Amour boulevard and Forest avenue, showing the paths taken by the gangsters in their pursuit of Ferris J. Anton and the route taken by Sheriff Thomas B. Bash, who killed two of the gunmen, and captured a third man."
Photograph looking east along Armour Boulevard from the west side of Gillham Road.
Photograph looking north from the southwest corner of Gillham Road and Armour Boulevard.
Circa 1928 photograph with interior view of the lobby of Kansas City Life Insurance Company building.
Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company. This vantage point faces west from the northeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.
Photograph of the Ellison Apartments, located at the northwest corner of Armour Boulevard and Central Street.