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Photograph of "Hell’s Half Acre", an area in the late 1800's and early 1900's consisting of the north side of the West Bottoms between the bluffs and the state line. This vantage point faces northwest from the bluffs near 7th Street and shows 8th Street between Mill Street (now Madison Avenue) and Sante Fe Street. Also pictured is the Union Elevator Company (center), Missouri River (right), and Kansas City, Kansas (right, far background).

Date: 
1895

Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 2; located at southwest corner of 8th Street and Hickory Street and built in 1898. This vantage point faces northwest from the east side of Hickory Street just north of 9th Street.

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company; once located at 1100 W. 8th Street. Sign on building in this view says Vassar Chocolates. This vantage point faces north-northwest across 8th Street just west of Jarboe Street (defunct).

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Also pictured are signs on the building for Sunshine Biscuits and Vassar Chocolates. This vantage point faces north across 8th Street where it bends just east of Santa Fe Street.

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company; once located at 1100 W. 8th Street. Sign on building in this view says Vassar Chocolates. This vantage point faces northwest across 8th Street just west of Jarboe Street (defunct).

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.