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Letter from Bert Lyon describing his friendship with and support for Tom Pendergast, as well as endorsing James Billings for Missouri Supreme Court. He claims that "perhaps in all American history there never was a national figure who was more misunderstood than Mr. Pendergast," and that Governor Stark "has proved himself an ingrate."

Date: 
July 25th 1938

Old municipal market and city hall in the process of being torn down for a new municipal market. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

Date: 
January 27th 1938

Architect's model of the New Municipal Market which was planned to be completed in 1938 on the grounds of the demolished City Hall and Market.

Photograph of the old City Market facilities on the west side of Walnut Street between 4th Street and 5th Street. This vantage point faces north from 5th Street between Main and Walnut and includes a partial view of a small truck backed up to the market.

Photograph of businesses at the northeast corner of Walnut Street and 5th Street. Pictured establishments include Merchants Bank, Fruit Supply Co., and Aleshi Brothers Produce Company.

Date: 
June 1941

Photograph of the Nigro Pool Hall and Red Gibson's Restaurant, once located at the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Walnut Street.

Date: 
June 1941

Photograph of businesses at the northeast corner of Walnut Street and 4th Street. Pictured establishments include Walnut Buffet and New Market Cafe.

Date: 
June 1941

Photograph of businesses at the southeast corner of Walnut Street and 4th Street. Pictured establishments include Defeo Fruit Co., L. Yukon & Sons Produce Co., Inc., and William F. Helm & Son.

Date: 
June 1941

Photograph of the Nigro Pool Hall and Red Gibson's Restaurant, once located at the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Walnut Street. This vantage point looks east down 3rd Street from the southwest corner of 3rd and Walnut.

Date: 
1940

Photograph of businesses at the northeast corner of Walnut Street and 4th Street. Pictured establishments include Walnut Buffet and New Market Cafe.

Date: 
1940

Photograph looking east toward businesses at the southeast corner of Walnut Street and 4th Street. Pictured establishments include Defeo Fruit Co., L. Yukon & Sons Produce Co., Inc., and William F. Helm & Son.

Date: 
1940

Photograph looking east toward businesses on the east side of Walnut Street between 4th Street and 5th Street. Pictured establishments include Aleshi Brothers Produce Co., Terminal Produce, Adams Seed Co., A. Robinson & Sons Fruit Co., and Sarser Produce Co.

Date: 
1940

Circa 1940 photograph of buyers and sellers at the outdoor stalls of the Farmers' Market in the City Market. This vantage point faces north-northeast with the Muehlebach Brewery in the far right background.

Circa 1940 photograph with aerial view looking down onto the City Market and the neighborhood directly to the northeast.

Circa 1940 photograph with aerial view looking down onto the City Market and the neighborhood directly to the northeast, including the ASB Bridge.

Circa 1941 photograph of recently demolished buildings on the east side of Walnut Street between 4th Street and 5th Street in the City Market. This vantage point faces northeast with the Muehlebach Brewery.

Photograph of recently demolished buildings on at the southeast corner of Walnut Street and 3rd Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast with the Muehlebach Brewery.

Date: 
August 1941

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 12th Street and Grand Avenue; shows the Bryant Building under construction. Missouri River and riverfront area also in view.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 14th and Walnut; shows Kansas City Power and Light and Fidelity National Bank buildings under construction. Both the second Hannibal Bridge and the ASB Bridge are in view as well as the Municipal Airport.

Photograph of the City Market (foreground) and City Hall (background) looking northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

Date: 
April 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.