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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

Photograph with exterior view of Westport High School at 39th and McGee (Hyde Park Ave) and Oak Streets. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the hill overlooking Gillham Road just north of its intersection with 39th Street.

Date: 
1910

Photograph a distant exterior view of the Milton Moore School located on the south side of 31st Street between Cypress Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. It was named for Col. Milton Moore, a member of the Board of Education. This vantage point faces north-northeast from the northeast corner of Linwood Boulevard and Cypress Avenue.

Date: 
1916

Postcard facing east on 37th Street (currently Stadium Drive) in Leeds, Missouri (now part of Kansas City). The Renick greenhouse and flower shop and the Leeds horseshoeing shop are pictured.

Date: 
1917

Photograph of the Perry Orphans' Home and grounds, located at Westport Road and Belleview. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the intersection of 43rd Street (Westport Road) and Jarboe Street.

Date: 
November 10th 1917

Photograph with full frontal and side view of Rollins School, located on the northeast corner of 40th and Main streets. It later became the first St. Paul's Episcopal Day School.

Date: 
November 10th 1917

Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.

Date: 
1918

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

Date: 
February 11th 1918

Photograph of bread delivery trucks parked outside of the Campbell Baking Company, located at the northeast corner of 30th Street and Troost Avenue.

Date: 
1918

Photograph of the intersection of 9th Street and Locust Street taken from the public library window at the northeast corner of the intersection. This vantage point faces south-southeast with the Federal Reserve Bank Building under construction at the northeast corner of 10th and Grand in the background.

Date: 
1919

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

Photograph looking west along the south side of 9th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. The Yeager Hotel, Hotel Savoy, and Hotel Moore are pictured.

Date: 
1920

Photograph looking north along the east side of Locust Street between Independence Boulevard and 6th Street. The Jackson County Courthouse and the K.C. Cold Storage Building is pictured to the left.

Date: 
1920

Photograph looking north from the southwest corner of Gillham Road and Armour Boulevard.

Date: 
1920

Photograph looking east along 12th Street at the intersection of Troost Avenue.

Date: 
1920

Photograph looking north-northeast towards the west entrance of Observation Park from the northwest corner of Holly Street and 20th Terrace.

Date: 
1920

Photograph of the Hoffman Apartments, once located on the south side of 9th Street between Charlotte Street and Campbell Street. The Astor Hotel is pictured adjacent to the left.

Date: 
1920

Photograph of the Central Exchange National Bank building, once located on the east side of Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard) between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Date: 
1920

Photograph of philanthropists posed at the cornerstone laying ceremony for the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building on November 6, 1921. This vantage point faces south on the south side of Admiral Boulevard between Flora Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Date: 
November 6th 1921

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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.