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Postcard showing the American Royal Building, located just to the north of the intersection of Wyoming Street and the 23rd Street Viaduct (now 23rd Street Trafficway) in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The defunct Wyoming Street is shown in the foreground with the viaduct elevated to the left. This vantage point faces northwest towards downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the background. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. Leeper of Ottawa, Kansas.

Date: 
July 29th 1927

Circa 1930 photograph with slide description, "Looking W. over S. end of W. Bottoms, 23rd St. Viaduct, American Royal, sheep & mule barns: K. C., Mo." This vantage point faces west from the western end of Reservoir Place (presently 20th Terrace) and shows Terrace Place (foreground), Allen Avenue (center), and 23rd Street Viaduct (background).

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Bemis Brothers Bag Company; located at 925 and 937 Wyoming Street.

Photograph of the Sumner School, once located on west side of Wyoming Street between 9th Street and St. Louis Avenue. It was named for Charles Sumner, American statesman and advocate of rights of African Americans. This vantage point faces west from the east side of Wyoming Street just north of St. Louis Avenue.

Photograph of the ruins of the American Royal building which was destroyed in a fire in February 1925.

Date: 
February 14th 1925
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