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An autochrome photograph of The Palisades as seen from the south-southwest of the stone-work terrace on Kersey Coates Drive.

Date: 
September 25th 1933

This photograph was taken looking northeast on 12th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 12th Street just west of Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards (left) and Hotel Washington and Cordova Hotel.

Letter from Carrol Olsen of Kansas City to Governor Lloyd Stark, accusing him and Pendergast affiliates of stealing tax money and other Kansas City issues.

Date: 
June 18th 1937

Aerial view of Kansas City's Municipal Airport with the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

Aerial view of Kansas City, Missouri, looking north-northeast with the Missouri River in the background.

Photograph dated between 1916-1920 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir posed at the entrance to the Cathedral on the south side of 11th Street between Broadway and Washington Street. Captioned: "Top Row, Clarence Casey, G. E. Keller, F. Raach, Fitzgibbon DeKoning, Garlach, Ied. Quadlander, organist, H. Muiha, Rod McQueeny, C. W. Smith; Bernia Davoran, Alice Martin, Helen Sliney, Mrs. W. A. Stokes, Mrs. Ted Quadrander, Mrs. J. A. Racch, Yvonne Rodier, Carrie Fox, Madeline Dempsey, Margaret Rodier, Helen Rogerson; Jean Horigan, Kate Kerby, Mrs.

1940's photograph of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 425 West 11th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the east side of Broadway Boulevard just north of 12th Street. The Commercial Hotel at 1104 Broadway is pictured far right.

Postcard showing the Palisades along Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the Palisades at 10th Street from Kersey Coates Drive (now Interstate 35). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Verna Borgman of Levasy, Missouri.

Date: 
December 8th 1923

Postcard showing the Palisades along Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the Palisades at 10th Street from Kersey Coates Drive (now Interstate 35). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mae Dougan of Bolckow, Missouri.

Date: 
November 19th 1935

Photograph of a Lockheed Orion 9E airplane, NC12283, and a Northrop Alpha 4A airplane, NC933Y, at Municipal Airport in winter. Both aircraft were owned by Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA). This photograph was taken between May 1932 - July 1935. This vantage point faces south-southeast with the Power and Light Building (left-center, far background) and Quality Hill (right-center, far background).

Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.

Date: 
1918

Postcard of the Hotel Commonwealth, once located on the west side Broadway Boulevard between 12th and 13th Streets. The card comments that the hotel is, "Just One Block from Kansas City's New Municipal Auditorium."

Photograph of storefronts along the southwest corner of 11th Street and Broadway Boulevard. New Broadway Hotel sign in view as well as entrance to Denver Pharmacy.

Date: 
March 31st 1923

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east-northeast across the West Bottoms from Kansas City, Kansas. Includes view of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the 2nd Hannibal Bridge and the ASB bridge. Both the Kansas and Missouri rivers in view.

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.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the downtown Kansas City area, looking west centered over near 12th and Troost. Includes view of West Bottoms and the Kansas River. Covers around 3rd Street south to near 18th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of downtown Kansas City looking northwest, taken over near 15th Street and Grand Avenue. Shows Missouri River, Municipal Airport, 2nd Hannibal Bridge, and ASB Bridge.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking southeast over the Intercity Viaduct and northern part of West Bottoms. Distant view of downtown Kansas City in the top with Quality Hill area and 8th Street Tunnel entrance.

Photograph looking north along Kersey Coates Drive near the end of 10th Street. The palisades or cliffs of West Terrace Park are in view.

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