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An autochrome photograph of Annie Ridenbaugh Bird's residence called "Elmhurst", taken from the southeast in the summer of 1933. Once Annie's husband, Joseph T. Bird, passed away in 1918, she took over as president of Emery, Bird, Thayer Company in 1920.

Date: 
September 16th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the motor entrance and blooming spireas of "Elmhurst", the residence of Annie Ridenbaugh Bird. Once Annie's husband, Joseph T. Bird, passed away in 1918, she took over as president of Emery, Bird, Thayer Company in 1920.

Date: 
May 3rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Broadway/Wornall Bridge across Brush Creek and the apartments near the Country Club Plaza, including the Locarno, the Riviera, and the Casa Loma. This vantage point faces east from just west of the bridge.

Penn Valley Lake

An autochrome photograph facing north-northeast across Penn Valley Lake with downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

Date: 
October 15th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Broadway. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards a gasoline filling station, a parking lot, and the Country Club Plaza Balcony Building in the background.

Date: 
July 22nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza on Broadway between 47th Street and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road). This vantage point faces east towards the dome at the northeast corner of Central Street and Alameda.

Date: 
September 20th 1932

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Date: 
March 21st 1989

Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel, an "exclusive residential and transient hotel", located at Broadway Boulevard and 36th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of 36th Street and Broadway Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Margaret Allison of St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 
June 3rd 1939

Postcard showing the Santa Fe Trail Marker inside of a roundabout near Broadway and 30th Street in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from just north of the roundabout, which is located west of Broadway Boulevard at the intersection 30th Street and Penn Drive. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Pauline Sayle of Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts.

Date: 
June 28th 1918

Photograph of Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), looking east-northeast from the northwest corner of Westport Avenue and Broadway Boulevard.

Photograph of the Daughters of Old Westport Memorial at the intersection of Broadway, Washington Street, and 40th Street.

Circa 1925 photograph of Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church located at the northwest corner of 74th Street and Broadway Boulevard (now Wornall Road). Dr. Grant A. Robbins is listed as the pastor.

Photograph of the Country Club Methodist Episcopal Church located at the northwest corner of 57th Street and Wornall Road. This vantage point faces northwest from the southwest corner of Wornall and 57th.

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

Photograph with caption, "Proposed roadway connections, in Park Land, north of 43rd Street." This vantage point faces north-northwest from near the intersection of 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue. The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements, including plans for a 43rd Street Viaduct over Mill Creek Drive (presently JC Nichols Parkway).

Date: 
1926

Photograph looking north along the east side of Broadway Boulevard at 12th Street. The New Broadway Hotel and Hotel Brunswick are pictured to the left.

Date: 
1925

Photograph looking south along the east side of Broadway Boulevard from 12th Street. The Commonwealth Hotel is pictured to the right.

Date: 
1925

Photograph looking east from the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and 12th Street. The Hotel Missouri, Missouri Theater, and Hotel Rasbach is picture on the left.

Date: 
1925

Photograph looking north along Broadway Boulevard from 13th Street. The Hotel Commonwealth is pictured to the left.

Date: 
1925

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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.