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Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, dedicated in 1914. This vantage point faces north-northeast from Liberty Memorial and shows downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

Returning to Kansas City for reception and parade after World War I. From an album of Lorain H. Cunningham, who served in the 129th Field Artillery during World War I and was a friend of Harry S. Truman. The photo was titled, "Our return to Kansas City".

Date: 
May 3rd 1919

View of military and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, at the parade in honor of the return of the 129th Field Artillery from France to Kansas City, Missouri. From: 35th Division Collection. This photograph was taken looking northeast from just south of Union Station.

Date: 
May 1919

Dust Bowl period photograph of Union Station during a dust storm on March 20, 1935. This vantage point faces west towards Union Station from just east of Main Street. The caption reads, "Kansas City, March 20.-This is the way the Union station really appeared Wednesday afternoon as sand and earth from Kansas and other states fogged the air in a terrific dust storm. Visibility was clouded to an altitude of 15,000 feet."

Date: 
March 20th 1935

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nannie Goldsmith of Clinton, Missouri.

Date: 
May 19th 1923

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Paul Dinkle of Fayette, Missouri.

Date: 
August 25th 1924

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. E. A. Deere of Waldron, Kansas.

Date: 
October 28th 1924

Postcard showing Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the west. This vantage point faces southeast towards Union Station from near the defunct intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue (now 22nd Street). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to W. B. Walker of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Date: 
June 16th 1919

Postcard showing the Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the west. This vantage point faces southeast towards Union Station from near the defunct intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue (now 22nd Street). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Harley McCasland of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 12th 1922

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

Postcard showing one of the proposed concepts for the Kansas City Union Station. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. N. Watt of Kansas City, Missouri.

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just east of the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Frances Hamilton to Mrs. Squire Johnson of Stotesbury, Missouri.

Date: 
April 11th 1921

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Pershing and Main. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nannie Goldsmith of Clinton, Missouri from her son Henry.

Date: 
August 8th 1925

Postcard showing the main waiting room at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from the southwestern corner of the waiting room. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. C. F. Wood of Minneapolis, Minnesota from her sister.

Date: 
January 9th 1928

Postcard showing the lobby at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the entrance of the main waiting room from near the southwestern corner of the lobby. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Emma McFarland of St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 
October 17th 1932

Postcard showing the entrance to the main waiting room in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the entrance from within the Grand Lobby. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Nick Woods of Deepwater, Missouri.

Date: 
December 16th 1922

Photograph of Grand Central Depot located at the southwest corner of 2nd and Wyandotte in Kansas City, Missouri. Sign on building reads "Friedman Bros. Wholesale Groceries". This vantage point faces north-northwest from the northeast corner of 3rd Street and Wyandotte Street.

Postcard of the Washington Monument pointing south at its original location near the center of Washington Square Park. This bronze equestrian statue is a replica of one designed by Henry Merwin Shrady for display in Brooklyn, New York. This vantage point faces west towards Union Station in the background. The defunct 23rd Street between Grand Avenue and Main Street is shown behind the monument to the center and right.

Postcard of the baggage area at Union Station, currently used by the United States Postal Service. This vantage point faces east-northeast with Union Station in the background.

Date: 
1922

Photograph of a daytime rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson during the 1928 presidential campaign. This vantage point faces west with the Union Station pictured to the right. One sign reads "Jackson Co. Democratic Club".

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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.