Southwestern Bell Telephone Building

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Object Type: 
Photographs

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."

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Building, located at the northwest corner of 11th and Oak Streets in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This postcard faces northwest from an elevated vantage point catty-corner to the Telephone Building. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the building and a short letter to Amelia Cane of Alpine, New York.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard showing a section of the business district in Kansas City, Missouri. This elevated vantage point faces east-northeast and shows the Bell Telephone Building at 11th and Oak (background right), the Federal Reserve Bank and R.A. Long Building at 10th and Grand (background center), and the Commerce Building at 10th and Walnut (foreground left). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to J. Allan Fisher of Independence, Missouri from Kate T. Kittell.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed states that he is not sure what he can accomplish concerning the Redistricting Bill, but says that he will speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter. Reed then explains rumors of his endorsement of Harry Hawes.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Theodore Gary to Thomas J. Pendergast on May 27, 1931. Theodore Gary writes from the Telephone Building in Kansas City, Missouri, to "Boss" Thomas J. Pendergast, congratulating him on the successful termination of the Bond Campaign.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Telegram to August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch on behalf of James A. Reed. In his absence, the office of James A. Reed contacted Thomas J. Pendergast as requested by Busch and communicates that "he has been committed to Nelson since day after election."

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark in which Reed discusses his meetings with Ike Dunlap and Ed Villmoare. Reed mentions that Dunlap showed him a letter from President Roosevelt. In it, Roosevelt expresses his hope to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast soon.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed agrees with Clark in support of Elmer Jones as Missouri Speaker of the House. However, Reed says that he has not yet been able to speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed replies that he is shocked by the information in Clark's previous letter and asks to meet in person to discuss the matter.

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.