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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

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

Photograph of the First Nazarene Church at the southwest corner of 24th Street and Troost Avenue. At various times it was also known as Beacon Hill Congregational Church and St. Andrew's Methodist Church.

Photograph of Kansas City officials posed next to a sightseeing bus in front of the Isis Theater and Wirthman Building after attending a luncheon celebrating the widening of Linwood Boulevard.

Date: 
September 3rd 1927

Photograph of a group of South Central Business Association men and police officers operating parking meters immediately after their installation on Troost Avenue. Includes from second to the left: N. Emerson Paton, Jack Rieger, and Joseph Wirthman. This vantage point faces west-northwest from Troost Avenue just south of 31st Street. The entrance to Isis Theatre is pictured to the right.

Date: 
October 2nd 1936

Group portrait of N. Emerson Paton (left), Morris Shankman (holding shovel) and other unidentified South Central Business Association officials at the groundbreaking for the Shankman Building, located at 3119 Troost. This vantage point faces north-northeast with the building at 3109 Troost in the background.

Date: 
1930

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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.