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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

People waving U.S. flags on top of double-decker bus headed north on Main Street as part of a "baseball parade." The sign on the bus reads: Baseball Game Today, Muehlebach Field, Mercy Hospital - K.C. Orphans Boys' Home. This vantage point faces west-southwest towards the Hotel Stag at 414 Main Street. Source: Bernard Ragan.

Photograph of city council meeting in the "old chambers" of City Hall at the northeast corner of 5th Street and Main Street. This photograph by Anderson Photo Studio, Kansas City, was taken prior to the completion of the new City Hall at 414 East 12th Street in 1937. Source: Bernard Ragan.

1940's photograph of Main Street looking north towards 5th Street from just south of the intersection of Main and Missouri Avenue.

Date: 
March 1949

Circa 1940 photograph with a rooftop view of the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Main Street in the City Market.

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 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 looking north on the west side of Main Street between Missouri Avenue and 5th Street. The Tri-City Barber College is pictured.

Date: 
1925
Inaugural Address of Hon. Bryce B. Smith

Inaugural address of Bryce B. Smith, mayor of Kansas City, Missouri delivered on April 10, 1930 in the Council Chamber of City Hall. Smith addresses the current challenges of corruption and how his administration will regain the trust of the public through his political agenda. Smith encourages a community-wide effort through cooperation among public officials to best serve the public.

Date: 
April 10th 1930
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.