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Postcard showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.

Date: 
November 1st 1921

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri financial district from atop the Bell Telephone Building at the northwest corner of 11th Street and Oak Street. This elevated vantage point faces northwest and shows the Reliance Building (foreground right), the Lathrop Building (foreground left), the R. A. Long Building and Commerce Trust Building (background left), and the Scarritt Building and Federal Building (background right). The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about this city district and a short letter to G. A. Shadbolt of Hot Springs, Arkansas from his wife Nellie.

Date: 
October 21st 1922

Postcard showing Kansas City, Missouri from atop the R. A. Long Building at the northwest corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). This elevated vantage point faces north-northeast and shows the Scarritt Building (pictured left) and the Federal Building (center). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nancy Quinn of Macon, Missouri.

Date: 
September 9th 1920

Postcard of the United States Post Office & Custom House in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 9th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Violet Doty of Le Mars, Iowa from her father.

Date: 
February 28th 1920

Postcard of the United States Post Office & Custom House in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 9th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Nellie Purcell of Loring (now Bonner Springs), Kansas her son.

Date: 
September 13th 1923

Postcard with a full frontal and side view of the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Kansas City, Missouri, located on the northeast corner of 10th and Grand Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the building and a short letter to Mrs. M. Pettit of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
May 25th 1923

Postcard of the Grand Avenue Temple Building, located at the southeast corner of 9th and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured behind and to the left is the Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Episcopal Church. This postcard faces southeast from an elevated vantage point catty-corner to the Grand Avenue Temple Building. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Louis Shirley Clapper of Unionville, Missouri.

Date: 
February 11th 1924

Postcard of the B.P.O. Elks Club No. 26 in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 7th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Helen Ader of Minneapolis.

Date: 
March 21st 1918

Postcard of the B.P.O. Elks Club No. 26 in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 7th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Date: 
July 30th 1919

Postcard of the Washington Monument pointing south at its original location near the center of Washington Square Park. This bronze equestrian statue is a replica of one designed by Henry Merwin Shrady for display in Brooklyn, New York. This vantage point faces west towards Union Station in the background. The defunct 23rd Street between Grand Avenue and Main Street is shown behind the monument to the center and right.

Postcard of the baggage area at Union Station, currently used by the United States Postal Service. This vantage point faces east-northeast with Union Station in the background.

Date: 
1922

Postcard of the Kansas City Star Building, bounded by 17th Street, Grand Avenue, 18th Street, and McGee Street.

Postcard of Kansas City baseball fans outside of Browning King Men & Boys Clothing at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue.

Date: 
1923

Postcard of the Coca-Cola Building, designed by Arthur Tufts and located at the southeast corner of 21st Street (defunct on this block) and Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard). The Western Auto Supply company became tenants of the building in 1928 and purchased it in 1951. This vantage point faces northeast from the west side of Grand Avenue between 21st Street and 22nd Street.

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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