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Photograph of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). This vantage point faces west towards the two main wings of the hospital. Captioned: "Old City Hospital, as the above building is best known, has been General Hospital No. 2, for the care of Negroes, since 1908. Previous to the building of General Hospital No. 1, it was the city's one hospital. In 1914 its personnel became Negro and it has continued to be operated by race professional men and nurses.

Date: 
February 1930

Photograph of the doctors of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). This vantage point faces west towards the southeastern entrance to the hospital.

The Generalite, 1940 is a yearbook for the General Hospital Number Two, Class of 1940. Included are portraits of Dr. Edwin Henry Schorer, director of Health for Kansas City, Missouri; Dr. Percy C. Turner, Superintendent for General Hospital No. 2; Lorenda S. Harris, R. N., Superintendent of Nurses; and Miss Bernice F. Brown, R. N., Instructor of Nurses. Also included are group photographs of the staff physicians, staff nurses, graduate nurses, and students of each graduating class.

Date: 
1940

The Municipal Hospital Service Building with central heating plant, laundry, and incineration for the General Hospital group, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces north-northwest on 22nd Street just west of McCoy Avenue (a street once located one half block west of Holmes Street).

Photograph of twelve men with medical paraphernalia labeled "Internes" at Kansas City's African-American General Hospital No. 2.

Date: 
May 1931

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about Hospital Hill and a short letter to Mr. Kenith Lee Thomas of Troy, Kansas.

Date: 
May 24th 1927

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about Hospital Hill and a short letter to Mrs. J. C. Hardin of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
May 24th 1927

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. Edwards of St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 
May 14th 1931

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Fred H. Breimeyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Date: 
July 18th 1938

Postcard of the Research Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of 23rd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to from Frances E. Farrell to Mrs. Mack Allen of Winfield, Kansas.

Date: 
September 16th 1921

Postcard of the New German (Research) Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southwest from just east of the intersection of 23rd Street and Holmes Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Esther Carter to Bessie Hendrickson of Wichita, Kansas.

Date: 
October 18th 1918

This 48-page issue of the Jackson County Medical Journal focuses on the "Kansas City General Hospital: Colored Division", also known as General Hospital No. 2. Amongst advertisements for local businesses, this issue includes exterior and interior photographs of the facilities and staff. It also includes the hospital's history, reports, departments, and personnel. Biographies of Drs. Thomas Conard Unthank, John Edward Perry, William James Thompkins, and Dennis Madison Miller are also present.

Date: 
October 8th 1932

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the eleventh ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 20th Street to the north, Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) to the west, 31st Street to the south, and Michigan Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Newsletter from the City Ice Company, with a statement from company president A. Hardgrave stating that its purpose is "to provide for ... employees a medium of expression" dedicated to employees, stockholders, and friends of the company. The publication includes a note from Chamber of Commerce president F. J. Bannister, a history of early Kansas City written by former librarian Carrie Westlake Whitney, columns on home economics and cooking, information about company events and activities, and anecdotes about employees.

Date: 
March 1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on September 29, 1935 showing downtown Kansas City. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the east side of Gillham Road between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The photograph shows the Kansas City Journal-Post Building (left-center) and the Western Auto Building (left).

Date: 
September 29th 1935

Interne certificate awarded to Karl A. Menninger from the General Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Menninger was a psychiatrist who later founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

Date: 
July 5th 1918

Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 1; located at northeast corner of 21st Street and Campbell Street. The building was erected in 1908 as a steam plant and was remodeled in 1927. This vantage point faces northeast from the southwest corner of 21st and Campbell.

Circa 1932 photograph showing a fleet of City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery trucks parked at Plant No. 1; located at 21st and Campbell streets. Identifying information says: "Walker Electrics. The Company owns Walker trucks in 12, 20 and 36-cake sizes. These are used on routes."

Circa 1932 photograph with side view of a City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery truck described as "six-wheel, 63-cake Diamond T., used as transfer truck." The truck is parked outside of the Locust Street entrance of General Hospital with two unidentified people. This vantage point faces east from the west side of Locust Street between 23rd Street and 24th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 1; located at northeast corner of 21st Street and Campbell Street. The building was erected in 1908 as a steam plant and was remodeled in 1927. This vantage point faces northeast from the southeast corner of 21st and Campbell with coal delivery trucks outside Garage No. One. The trucks are identified as part of the Fuel Service Deptartment.

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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.