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This photograph was taken looking east at the southwest corner of 12th Street and The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. Castle Theater, O.K. Bargain Store, 12th Street Market, Crown Drugs, and Paseo Fashion Shop are pictured from left to right. Advertisements for Coca-Cola are found outside the Crown Drugstore.

Crown Drugstore lunch counter menu from the 1930s listing drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, and other items.

Photograph of two men walking away from a Crown Drug Company store at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. The store moved from the northwest corner of 18th and Vine to this location.

Letter from Tom L. Evans, president of Crown Drug Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Evans writes of Higgins' accomplishments with the police department and Kansas City Safety Council, and states that he believes Higgins "has learned his lesson" and would be able to "completely rehabilitate himself" as a citizen. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
August 2nd 1940

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about drugstores, such as the Katz chain, that now sell other goods such as groceries, liquor, and general merchandise, and how they evade laws limiting the days traditional grocery and liquor stores can remain open. Other featured articles include: “We’ve Got the Equipment” (p. 2), regarding new forensic investigation techniques touted by J.

Date: 
February 15th 1935

Photograph of Catherine Sanders and Helen Dupree standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

Date: 
May 1939

Photograph of Mr. Russell, an automobile mechanic teacher at R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School. He is pictured with his daughters just west of the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. Also pictured is the Crown Drug Co. sign (top) and the Lincoln Building (left background).

Date: 
May 30th 1939

Photograph of Artie Banks standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. This vantage point faces east with the Street Hotel sign in the background.

Date: 
June 4th 1939

Photograph with caption, "looking east on 47th Street showing noonday congestion of traffic at Troost Avenue." Piggly Wiggly and Crown Drug Co. are pictured.

Date: 
1926
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