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Photograph of men standing outside of the Kansas City Call Building. This vantage point faces south from 18th Street between Woodland Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Photograph of men standing in front of the Kansas City Call Building on 18th Street.

Photograph of Chester A. Franklin standing by the door of the Kansas City Call Building. The vantage point faces west on the south side of 18th Street with Lucille's Tavern in the background.

Photograph of men standing outside of, and entering, the Kansas City Call Building. This vantage point faces south from 18th Street between Woodland Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Photograph of two men walking away from a Crown Drug Company store at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. The store moved from the northwest corner of 18th and Vine to this location.

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

Photograph of people riding the Vine Street Streetcar in Kansas City, Missouri

Date: 
June 26th 1939

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This photograph shows the outside of the Jackson County Democratic Club, located on the second floor of 1908 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
February 28th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on October 20, 1966 describing the violence that erupted during the Municipal Election on March 27, 1934. The included photographs show damage done that day in 1934 to an automobile and building owned by the Citizens Fusion party, an anti-Pendergast organization in Kansas City. The article describes election day gang tactics, police complacency, padded voter rolls, and tactics used by Joe Doakes, a Pendergast machine precinct captain. The author then details the murder of Deputy Sheriff Lee Flacy, "a member of the L. C.

Date: 
October 20th 1966

Photograph of businesses at the southwest corner of Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard) and 3rd Street.

Date: 
June 1941

Photograph of H. H. Trenton Tires and Accessories (right) at the southwest corner of Independence Avenue and Monroe Avenue. The Monark Gasoline and Oil Company (left) is also pictured at the southeast corner of Independence and Monroe. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the northeast corner of Independence and Askew Avenue.

Date: 
August 1924

Circa 1925 photograph of a streetcar at the intersection of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) and Main Street. This vantage point faces west from the south side of 15th Street, just east of its intersection with Main Street.

Photograph with a street view of man sitting on a pedal powered grinder sharpening a knife or other instrument. This vantag point faces west on the south side of 3rd Street between Oak Street and Locust Street. A building in the background has "Kansas City Cold Storage and Warehouse Co." painted on the side.

Photograph of a crowd waiting at the locked gate of the Criminal Court Building for news about the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

Date: 
1931

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

Date: 
1920

Photograph looking south along the west side of Main Street from 27th Street. The caption states, "2. Camera 30 feet north of guy rod, looking south, showing guy rod to trolley pole at 27th & Main Streets. Claim #8859 Claimant Edward W. Wiggin."

Date: 
February 4th 1941

Photograph looking north along the west side of Main Street just north of 15th Street (presently Truman Road). A cook, the Hotel Main, and Strand Hotel are pictured.

Date: 
July 1st 1940

Photograph of the southeast corner of 63rd Street and Brookside Plaza. Parkview Drugstore is pictured.

Date: 
September 3rd 1940

Photograph looking south along the west side of Oak Street between 11th Street and 12th Street.

Date: 
1925

Photograph of the front entrance to the Harry M. Evans Children's Home-Finding Society, showing a young child in a basket looking at a visitor. The home cared for children under five with an average of thirty per month. The image is featured in the photograph section of the October 29, 1933 issue of the Kansas City Star.

Date: 
October 1933

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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.