Troost Avenue

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Genre: 
Programs

The cover, back, and excerpts of a program for the Isis Theatre at 31st Street and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The back includes an advertisement for Earll & Gehring's Original Doughnut Shops. Also included is an advertisement for the Isis Cafeteria featuring the Carleton-Coons-Sanders Novelty Orchestra.

Genre: 
Photographs

Fire station house of Company No. 28 on Troost Ave., near 73rd St., Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This fire house is typical of other fire station houses erected in the 1930s. This vantage point faces northeast on Troost Avenue between 73rd and 74th Street.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City resident David C. Bagby which claims that, despite some reforms, the Pendergast machine still controls the city, particularly the jobs.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from E. B. DeShon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing James M. Douglas winning the Democratic Primary for the Missouri Supreme Court race, and pledging assistance in the fall election.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from A. L. Mckenzie, President of the Central College of Osteopathy asking for Pendergast's help in reversing a policy that prevents college attendees from taking the state certification examination.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Clippings
Advertisements

Campaign letter, political advertisement and newspaper clipping in support of Harry S. Truman senatorial campaign.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ashton Keith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Keith writes that Stark has a great deal of work remaining if he wishes to root out corruption and graft in Kansas City, as "all the splendid work that has been done by yourself and others positively has not yet even scratched the prime source of control of machine politics." He suggests that graft money can be traced to "two certain banks" and "can furnish some strong indications as to deep interest in ... the 'machine.'"

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ashton Keith to Maurice M. Milligan suggesting that if Milligan should run for governor instead of Senate if he wishes to continue working against the Pendergast machine. He also writes that Pendergast "WAS NOT AND IS NOT THE REAL BOSS," and that "the Machine is far more strongly entrenched in Kansas City ... than most people realize."

Genre: 
Photographs

Early 1940s photograph of Macedonia Baptist Church congregation members as they depart on a trolley ride to Fairyland (7501 Prospect Avenue) for an annual church picnic there. Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. is pictured standing at the door of the streetcar parked near 22nd Street and Troost Avenue. At that time, the Macedonia Baptist Church was located at 2205 Troost Avenue.

Genre: 
Photographs

This photograph was taken looking north at the intersection of the Troost Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Troost carlines, M&C Pharmacy, and a sign for 'veneered panels' are shown in the picture.

Genre: 
Photographs

This photograph was taken looking south on the west side of Troost Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

Genre: 
Photographs

This photograph was taken looking south-southwest on the west side of the Troost Avenue and 17th Street intersection in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Benzo-Gas and Harris-Goar are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Troost Avenue carlines, City-Center Junk Co., and a sign for 'veneered panels' also shown.

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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.