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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

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post with caption stating, "Twenty Years of Skyline Change in Kansas City. These three photographs taken from virtually the same spot on Journal-Post hill show the amazing growth of this city's business district in a score of years. The upper picture was made in August, 1912. The picture in the center was taken August, 1929, and the lower photograph was made in August of 1932. -Photos by W. Laurence Dickey."

Date: 
August 28th 1932

Souvenir program for the memorial of Frank C. Niles (1858-1932), philanthropist and President of the Niles & Moser Cigar Company. Tributes were given by Bryce B. Smith, Henry F. McElroy, Conrad H. Mann, and Ruby D. Garrett at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 1932. The program includes a portrait photograph of Niles, order of service, and hymns.

Date: 
September 16th 1932

Photograph with a close-up view of an unmarked police car with three bullet holes in the windshield. The scene was part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company (14th & Grand) on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph with a rear view of an unmarked police car damaged by bullet holes. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph of bank employee L.G. Bickford posing behind a teller window at the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph of unidentified detectives inside the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street amd Grand Avenue; one of the men kneeling, looking toward the floor. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph of a police officer and other people inside Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The suspects escaped out the middle window shown in the photo.

Date: 
February 8th 1932

Photograph looking northwest towards the Newman Theater and storefronts on the west side of Main Street between 11th Street and 12th Street.

Date: 
1932

Photograph looking north along Main Street from 12th Street. The Newman Theater is pictured to the left.

Date: 
1932
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