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Postcard of the wading pool in The Grove, located at the southwestern corner of Benton Boulevard and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east from just north of Benton Plaza between Kansas Avenue and Agnes Avenue. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption and a letter to Mrs. and Mr. Joe Adams of Pittsburg, Kansas.

Date: 
September 1st 1931

Postcard showing the bathing pool and bathhouse at The Grove, located at Benton Boulevard and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the bath house and wading pool from just north of the intersection of Benton Plaza (pictured left) and Bellefontaine Avenue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. H. Cook of Oakland, California.

Date: 
May 11th 1924

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the eighth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 9th Street to the north, Harrison Street to the west, 20th Street to the south, and Euclid Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the ninth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 9th Street to the north, Euclid Avenue to the west, 20th Street to the south, and Cleveland Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Tenth Anniversary and "Progress Edition" of the Kansas City Call newspaper. The paper includes stories about crime and political news, social and church updates, sports stories, and advertisements for local businesses, groceries, and cosmetic products. A spread on page B-3 includes a statement from editor and publisher C. A. Franklin as well as photographs of the Call's facilities on 18th Street and its editorial and other staff. "Present Day Kansas City Far Cry From 1850" on B-4 describes the changes in the city over the last 75 years.

Date: 
July 27th 1928

Circa 1925 photograph of Saint Monica's Church and school, located at northeast corner of 17th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast from the southwest corner of 17th and Lydia.

Small pamphlet advertising pediatric medical school programs for African American doctors and nurses at the Mercy-Wheatley Ward for Colored Children at Wheatley Hospital, sponsored by Mercy Hospital for Children.

Date: 
1923

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near the 3000 block of East 18th Street; shows tip of Ransom Feed Mills, located at 3028 East 18th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near 19th and Vine; shows City Workhouse with railroad tracks beside it.

Photograph of spectators watching the detonation of a small structure in a vacant lot; several people are seen fleeing the explosion. The Summe Dairy Co. building on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Benton Boulevard and College Avenue is visible in the background. This vantage point faces east on Benton Boulevard just south of its intersection with 15th Street.

Photograph with view of Dick's Down Home Cook Shop.

Date: 
1929

Photograph with slide description, "Children's ward in Wheatley Hospital, K.C., Mo."

Photograph with slide description: "Wading pool, The Grove, 1914." This vantage point faces east from just north of Benton Plaza between Kansas Avenue and Agnes Avenue.

Date: 
1914

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Montgall Hotel, located at the northwest corner of 15th Street (Truman Road) and Montgall Avenue. Also in the building are a Western Union office, cafes, book store, and the Gospel Trumpet Company.

Circa 1930 photograph with an exterior, street level view of the Manual Training High School located on the south side of 15th Street (Truman Road) between Forest Avenue and Tracy Avenue. This vantage point faces southeast from the northwest corner of 15th and Forest.

Handbook for the 1927-1928 school year at Lincoln High School. Contents include information on the faculty, courses, requirements for graduation, library, cafeteria, school rules, clubs, organizations, trophies, traditions, and other topics.

Date: 
1928

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison streets. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport, and Fairfax area.

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