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An autochrome photograph of H. A. Fowler's residence, taken from the east. Fowler was president of the Fowler Commission Company.

Date: 
May 15th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Herbert F. Hall's residence, taken from the north on a cloudy day. Hall was president of the Hall-Baker Grain Company.

Date: 
September 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Isaac Katz's residence, taken from the northwest. Katz was co-owner and co-founder of Katz Drug Store.

Date: 
July 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Bryce B. Smith's residence, taken while the spirea flowers were in bloom and looking north-northeast. Smith was mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1938.

Date: 
May 2nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of an automobile parked next to an apple tree on Sunset Drive. Lauder notes with the picture: "Don't Mutilate".

Date: 
April 22nd 1933

A color glass plate positive photograph of George Cope's "Rainbow" Garden of peonies, iris, and poppies. This vantage point faces north with Oak Street on the right, Cope's residence in the center background, and the Nelson Gallery of Art (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) in the far right background. This property was situated on the west side of Oak Street, just north of Brush Creek before the waterway was diverted to its current location. Cope was co-owner of Cope & Sons, a carpentry company.

Photograph of the construction of Mission Drive in Mission Hills, Kansas. This vantage point faces southeast towards 63rd Street from just south of the intersection of Mission Drive, High Drive, and Brookwood Road.

Around the corner view of a neighborhood found in the then-new Fairway housing development. The name was chosen because of the development's proximity to three golf courses. This vantage point faces south down Fairway Road from the intersection of U.S. Route 50 (now Shawnee Mission Parkway) and Fairway Road.

Date: 
1938

Photograph of Noland Road, south of U.S. Highway 40, looking South. The image is taken in Jackson County, Missouri, and is typical of the county's highways in the 1930s. The entrance to Little Blue Road is pictured in the far background.

Photograph of the old Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, prior to renovations in 1933. Later known as the Truman Courthouse. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Main Street.

Circa 1940 photograph of the Park Central Hotel located at 300-02 E. Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the building is in view from street level. The structure was built in 1929 and is part of the Armour/Gillham Historic Apartment-Hotel District.

Postcard of the Country Club District, showing Brookside Boulevard. This vantage point faces north on the west side of Brookside Boulevard, just south of 54th Street. The description on the back of the postcard reads, "An interesting view in the country club district, one of Kansas City's best residence sections. This is the largest high class exclusive residence section in the United States."

Date: 
1917

Postcard of the Bellerive Hotel at the northeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Warwick Boulevard. It was designed by Preston J. Bradshaw and opened on November 9, 1922.

Photograph of three cars parked at the intersection of 53rd Street Terrace and Brookside Boulevard. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the southwest corner of the intersection. Homes on the west side of Oak Street and the Country Club streetcar line are pictured in the background.

Date: 
January 26th 1924

Postcard looking south towards the entrance to Janssen Place at the intersection of 36th Street and Janssen Place.

Photograph with caption, "Main Street looking north toward 40th Street showing the depressed street grade that should be raised to meet existing yard levels and the new new curb lines fixed by recent condemnation."

Date: 
1926
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