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Two residents, a man and a woman, of Greenway Fields walk near the Rams' Heads, a decorative motif for a trellis over the sidewalk on Valley Road near 62nd Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast on Valley Road south of 62nd Street.

Date: 
1920

Some of the earlier homes built in Armour Hills, this block of homes is part of the Edgevale Road group. The spectators in the photograph include Grace Carlson and Ernest Holt. This vantage point faces northeast from just south of the intersection of 65th Terrace and Edgevale Road.

Date: 
1923

This photograph of the Southeast Side Business District was taken looking southeast from the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are four Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards. 18th & Prospect Drugstore and stores located on two of the other corners. Prospect Avenue, 18th Street, 27th Street, and Indiana Avenue carline tracks are pictured.

Looking north along Baltimore Avenue, 9th to 11th Streets, with the New York Life Building in the center.

Date: 
1938

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This hall was once located on the north side of 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. It was razed after the completion of the Municipal Auditorium in 1935. This vantage point faces northeast on Central Street, just south of 13th Street. The caption reads, "Scene of the Republican national convention at Kansas City. A huge spread eagle design on a sunburst jewel was suspended before Convention hall just before the opening of the convention.

Date: 
June 1928

The intersection of Main Street and 12th Street decorated with patriotic banners and flags for the 1928 Republican National Convention at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. This elevated vantage point faces south on Main Street towards the intersection of 12th and Main from just south of 11th Street. Pictured are the Kresge Building (left), The Jones Store Company (center), and Liberty Theater (right).

Date: 
June 11th 1928

Dust Bowl period photograph of two pedestrians in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. These dust storms caused an estimated one billion dollars in damages.

Date: 
March 21st 1935
Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

Date: 
March 21st 1935

People waving U.S. flags on top of double-decker bus headed north on Main Street as part of a "baseball parade." The sign on the bus reads: Baseball Game Today, Muehlebach Field, Mercy Hospital - K.C. Orphans Boys' Home. This vantage point faces west-southwest towards the Hotel Stag at 414 Main Street. Source: Bernard Ragan.

Street scene showing the Kansas City Public Service Company Building (also known as the Kansas City Railway Company or K.C. Rys. Co. from 1914-1925) on the left. This building was located on the south side of 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) and Walnut Street. It was razed in 1932 by the Atlas Wrecking and Lumber Corporation. Pictured right at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street is a building with an advertisement for Blue Moon Dance.

Date: 
1932

Exterior of Nifty and Dandy Club at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the intersection of 14th and Highland. Source: Frank Driggs.

Postcard showing the August Meyer Memorial, located between the northbound and southbound lanes of The Paseo at 10th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the memorial from the intersection of 10th Street and The Paseo. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Pearl Gordon of St Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
July 17th 1925

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Meyer Boulevard just east of the Swope Park west entrance. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Date: 
May 19th 1928

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Meyer Boulevard just east of the Swope Park west entrance. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Annette Party of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date: 
April 11th 1927

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Meyer Boulevard just east of the Swope Park west entrance. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Meyers of Belleville, Illinois.

Date: 
August 11th 1925

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Meyer Boulevard just east of the Swope Park west entrance. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Ella Gordy of St Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
January 1st 1918

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Meyer Boulevard just east of the Swope Park west entrance. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Ethel Gannam of Reading, Massachusetts.

Date: 
June 8th 1941

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Meyer Boulevard just east of the Swope Park west entrance. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Vetra Acton of Lancaster, Missouri.

Date: 
November 15th 1928

Postcard showing the Swope Park Pergola, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mabel Couch of Parkville, Missouri.

Date: 
May 7th 1917

Postcard showing the Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the east of the main structure. This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Union Station from the Main Street Viaduct. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. S. B. Buck of Anderson, Missouri.

Date: 
February 3rd 1918

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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.