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An autochrome photograph of tulips at the entrance to the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Date: 
April 29th 1934
63rd and Troost Shopping Center

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Troost Avenue and 63rd Street. The pictured shopping center opened in October 1927.

Date: 
October 1927

This photograph was taken looking north at the intersection of the Troost Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Troost carlines, M&C Pharmacy, and a sign for 'veneered panels' are shown in the picture.

This photograph was taken looking south on the west side of Troost Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking south-southwest on the west side of the Troost Avenue and 17th Street intersection in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Benzo-Gas and Harris-Goar are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Troost Avenue carlines, City-Center Junk Co., and a sign for 'veneered panels' also shown.

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on the west side of Troost Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Creme Oil and the 1925 film "Wages for Wives" are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards.

Date: 
1926

Early 1940s photograph of Macedonia Baptist Church congregation members as they depart on a trolley ride to Fairyland (7501 Prospect Avenue) for an annual church picnic there. Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. is pictured standing at the door of the streetcar parked near 22nd Street and Troost Avenue. At that time, the Macedonia Baptist Church was located at 2205 Troost Avenue.

Letter from Kansas City resident David C. Bagby which claims that, despite some reforms, the Pendergast machine still controls the city, particularly the jobs.

Date: 
June 11th 1939

Letter from E. B. DeShon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing James M. Douglas winning the Democratic Primary for the Missouri Supreme Court race, and pledging assistance in the fall election.

Date: 
August 1938

Letter from Ashton Keith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Keith writes that Stark has a great deal of work remaining if he wishes to root out corruption and graft in Kansas City, as "all the splendid work that has been done by yourself and others positively has not yet even scratched the prime source of control of machine politics." He suggests that graft money can be traced to "two certain banks" and "can furnish some strong indications as to deep interest in ... the 'machine.'"

Date: 
December 1st 1939

Letter from Ashton Keith to Maurice M. Milligan suggesting that if Milligan should run for governor instead of Senate if he wishes to continue working against the Pendergast machine. He also writes that Pendergast "WAS NOT AND IS NOT THE REAL BOSS," and that "the Machine is far more strongly entrenched in Kansas City ... than most people realize."

Date: 
December 1st 1939

Letter from A. L. Mckenzie, President of the Central College of Osteopathy asking for Pendergast's help in reversing a policy that prevents college attendees from taking the state certification examination.

Date: 
September 28th 1935

Campaign letter, political advertisement and newspaper clipping in support of Harry S. Truman senatorial campaign.

Date: 
July 11th 1934

Fire station house of Company No. 28 on Troost Ave., near 73rd St., Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This fire house is typical of other fire station houses erected in the 1930s. This vantage point faces northeast on Troost Avenue between 73rd and 74th Street.

The cover, back, and excerpts of a program for the Isis Theatre at 31st Street and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The back includes an advertisement for Earll & Gehring's Original Doughnut Shops. Also included is an advertisement for the Isis Cafeteria featuring the Carleton-Coons-Sanders Novelty Orchestra.

Photograph of the altar of St. James Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Postcard of the Scottish Rite Temple at the northwest corner of Troost Avenue and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 15th and Troost. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Paul Dinkle of Fayette, Missouri.

Date: 
October 27th 1922

Clipping entitled "Large Ballot Unwieldy" 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, "Mrs. Sally Hughes, 5600 Tracy avenue, is shown here struggling with the general election ballot, almost as large as a tablecloth, in the poll of the twenty-first precinct of the Fifteenth ward at Fifty-fifth street and Troost avenue. E. A.

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping from September 22, 1931 showing Kansas City Fire Station No. 31. The caption states, "Equipment will be moved today into the new No. 31 fire station at 4516 Troost avenue. The site and building cost $54,000. The station is equipped with a steam heating plant, showers, electric refrigerators and other conveniences. It will house pumper company No. 6, now at fire headquarters, and hook and ladder company No. 8 and district fire chiefs now at Sixtieth street and Troost avenue. A celebration of its opening is being arranged for sometime this week."

Date: 
September 22nd 1931

Clipping from September 22, 1931 showing Kansas City Fire Station No. 11. The caption states, "The No. 11 station, on the old work-house property at Twenty-first and Vine streets, cost $20,500. It will be the quarters of the Negro company. A celebration of its opening is being arranged for 3:30 o’clock Sunday."

Date: 
September 22nd 1931

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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.