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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 an aerial view looking north showing West Bottoms and stockyard area. Kansas River and bridges in view. Missouri River in distance on top and 12th Street Viaduct is visible.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east across the Kansas River near west end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge; shows Cudahy Packing Company, Swift and Company, and the Kansas City Stockyards.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Southwest Boulevard looking northeast just east of the state line. Schutte Lumber Company, located at 2931 Southwest Boulevard, is pictured.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, across the Armourdale district and towards the Kansas River.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east-northeast across the West Bottoms from Kansas City, Kansas. Includes view of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the 2nd Hannibal Bridge and the ASB bridge. Both the Kansas and Missouri rivers in view.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces east-northeast with the Missouri River behind the wharf.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 29th Street and Southwest Boulevard. The stockyards, train roundhouse, Kansas River, and Missouri River are pictured.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the downtown Kansas City area, looking west centered over near 12th and Troost. Includes view of West Bottoms and the Kansas River. Covers around 3rd Street south to near 18th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking southeast over the Intercity Viaduct and northern part of West Bottoms. Distant view of downtown Kansas City in the top with Quality Hill area and 8th Street Tunnel entrance.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northeast over near 25th Street and Southwest Boulevard; shows the west side of Union Station. Identified on back as "Penn Ave. Viaduct & Union Sta."

Photograph looking west at a streetcar stopped at the intersection of Hickory Street and the 12th Street Viaduct.

Date: 
February 11th 1918

Photograph looking northwest on Brook Street (presently Allen Avenue) between Fairmount Avenue and 23rd Street Trafficway (presently Avenida Cesar E Chavez). The Cudahy Packing Company is pictured in the background.

Date: 
April 7th 1919

Photograph looking southwest from the 23rd Street Viaduct from the current intersection of Avenida Cesar E Chavez and American Royal Drive. The Kansas City Belt Railroad Bridge is pictured in the background.

Date: 
April 7th 1919

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).

Photograph with slide description, "Air view over Swift's plant to Stock Exchange; Kansas City, Mo. (1927)."

Date: 
1927

Photograph with slide description, "Over W. Bottoms past Stock Exchange, from 20th and top of bluff; K. C., Mo. (1927)." This vantage point faces northwest from just west of the intersection of 20th Street and Mercier Place.

Date: 
1927

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Bemis Brothers Bag Company; located at 925 and 937 Wyoming 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 drawing with frontal and side view of the Ridenour-Baker Grocery Company, located at the southeast corner of St Louis Avenue and Mulberry Street.

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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.