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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
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

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

Photograph of Ann Avenue at N. 6th Street looking west to N. 7th Street. The caption reads: "Oklahoma Natural Rock Asphalt Street, Kansas City, Kansas. 2" Rock Asphalt Top on Old Macadam. Laid 1924, Photo 1929." The Scottish Rite Temple at the northeast corner of Ann Avenue and N. 7th Street is shown in the right background.

Date: 
1929

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on May 3, 1931 showing motorists avoiding potholes with men sleeping in them. A pedestrian asks, "See anyone?" The caption states, "There are 150 Men filling holes in the streets says Matt S. Murray. -But where are they? ('Has anybody looked in the bottom of the holes?')."

Date: 
May 3rd 1931

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal view of the Newman Theater, located at 1114 Main Street. Marquee says White Desert and Ice Carnival. The Baltimore Shop is next door with Berks next to them. This vantage point faces southwest from the east side of Main Street between Petticoat Lane and 12th Street.

Photograph of Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), looking east-northeast from the northwest corner of Westport Avenue and Broadway Boulevard.

Circa 1925 photograph of St. John's Episcopal Church in winter. This vantage point faces east from the west side of Kensington Avenue between Thompson Avenue and Independence Avenue. Pictured are automobiles on the street and people on church walk.

Circa 1925 photograph looking west on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Main Street and Walnut Street.

Photograph looking north on the west side of Walnut Street between 10th Street and 11th Street. Pictured establishments include Woolf Brothers, Kirschbaum Clothes, Johnston's Cafe, and J. W. Jenkins and Sons.

Date: 
December 19th 1922

Postcard showing the Dixon Hotel that once stood on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Photograph looking west toward Troost Avenue from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene was part of an investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933 murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed two gangsters during the exchange.

Date: 
August 12th 1933

Photograph looking east along the south side of 13th Street between Locust Street and Cherry Street. St. Mary's Church is pictured in the background.

Date: 
August 14th 1924

Photograph looking west along the north side of 13th Street at Baltimore Avenue. The Kansas City Club Building is pictured to the right.

Date: 
February 26th 1926

Photograph looking south along the east side of Broadway Boulevard from 12th Street. The Commonwealth Hotel is pictured to the right.

Date: 
1925

Photograph looking north from south end of McGee Street Viaduct, near Gillham Road. Advertisements for Carey Roofing, Camel, Franklin Ice Cream, and Shuff Battery, Tire & Electric Service are pictured.

Date: 
June 12th 1922

Photograph looking south along the west side of Grand Avenue between 9th and 10th Street. The Lathrop Building (left) and Bryant & Douglas Stationery Co. (right) is pictured.

Date: 
1925

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

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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.