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Photograph with caption, "where widened 48th Street would enter Troost Avenue." This vantage point faces east-northeast on 48th Street between Harrison Street and Troost Avenue.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with full frontal view of Business Men's Assurance Co. building on Pershing Road, the former Sweeney School for auto, tractor, and aviation. Park Hotel is visible in background. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Pershing Road from just south of Union Station.

Photograph with full frontal and side view of Kansas City Club building looking northwest from 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A small gas station is visible on the south side of 13th Street.

Photograph of the back end of the Victoria Hotel at the northeast corner of 9th Street and McGee Street showing K & P Cleaners as a tenant in the building. Floor plan of basement storage areas is on same sheet.

Photograph with frontal view of building at the southwest corner of Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard) and 11th Street. The Emery, Bird, Thayer Building (right) and Lathrop Building (left) are also visible. Corner of roof and sign of Browning, King and Co. shows in foreground.

Date: 
1930

Photograph of the Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Walnut Street. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building which was completed in 1904.

Date: 
1934

Photograph looking north up Baltimore Avenue from near 16th Street. The Kansas City Power and Light Building is in full view in the center of the photograph. The sign for the President Hotel is also in view on the right.

Photograph of Baltimore Avenue looking north from 14th Street. The description on the back of the photograph reads: "Balt. Ave. looking north from 14th St. Bldg on left [background] is the K.C. Club bldg. and on the right [background] is Kansas City's largest retail furniture store, the Robt. Keith Co." The Power and Light Building (left foreground) and the Hotel President (right foreground) is also pictured. The New York Life Insurance Building is in view at the end of the street. A city bus is also in view on the street going south.

Date: 
1936

Photograph looking toward the northeast of the Pickwick Hotel located on the east side of McGee Street between 9th and 10th streets in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Union Bus Terminal sign is also visible on the building.

Photograph of the LaSalle Hotel at the northwest corner of Linwood Boulevard and Harrison Street. This vantage point faces east from the south side of Linwood near the intersection of Campbell Street.

Photograph with rooftop view looking northeast along 12th Street from Main Street. Shows Boley Building at the northwest corner of Walnut Street and 12th Street and, in the distance, the Telephone Building under construction. A sign on the nearest building reads "Foreman and Clark From Coast to Coast."

Date: 
1929

Photograph with an aerial view of the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. The area in view ranges from Charlotte Street on the left hand side of the image to Gillis Street on the right, and from 4th Street at the top of the image to Pacific Street at the bottom. The image shows an apparent funeral procession down Campbell Street to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Photograph with an aerial view of the industrial area looking south along the Blue River. Streets shown include Independence Road (presently Wilson Road) (foreground), Independence Avenue (center), and 12th Street (background). Ford Motor Company (right background) and the American Radiator Company (center background) are also pictured.

Photograph with an aerial view looking north along Van Brunt Boulevard. Northeast High School and Budd Park is pictured.

Photograph of looking northeast towards Signboard Hill from atop the Liberty Memorial shaft. The view includes the Journal Post Building, Coca Cola Building, General Hospital, and Hotel Plaza.

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 the entrance to Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, on the corner of 3rd and Wyandotte streets, has an Oriental design. This vantage point faces east on the south side of 3rd Street just west of Wyandotte Street.

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 of spectators watching the detonation of a small structure in a vacant lot; several people are seen fleeing the explosion. The Summe Dairy Co. building on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Benton Boulevard and College Avenue is visible in the background. This vantage point faces east on Benton Boulevard just south of its intersection with 15th Street.

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

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