Hotel President

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Object Type: 
Photographs

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the President Hotel; located on the northeast corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A gasoline station called Pen-Jac and a parking lot is also in view.

Object Type: 
Photographs

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.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter to Mrs. Lester Snow of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Frank J. Dean, managing director of the Hotel President, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Dean writes that he worked with Higgins as a member of the Kansas City Safety Council, and "was very much impressed with his deep regard for safety," and that he believes Higgins has "suffered enough." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Object Type: 
Programs

Program and menu for the 38th Annual Lincoln Day Banquet, held at the President Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri on February 13, 1937.

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