Icehouses

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Undated photograph of an unidentified man using tongs to move a large block of ice. Many members of the Mexican community in Kansas City, Kansas worked in local icehouses.

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Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 1; located at northeast corner of 21st Street and Campbell Street. The building was erected in 1908 as a steam plant and was remodeled in 1927. This vantage point faces northeast from the southwest corner of 21st and Campbell.

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Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 2; located at southwest corner of 8th Street and Hickory Street and built in 1898. This vantage point faces northwest from the east side of Hickory Street just north of 9th Street.

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Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 3, Sheffield, built in 1912 and remodeled in 1927-28. It was located at 7401 Independence Road (now the south side of Wilson Road just east of Blue River).

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Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 22, Leeds, built in 1917. It was located between 39th Street to the north, 40th Street to the south, the Missouri Pacific Railroad to west, and Holden Avenue to the east. Holden is a defunct street one block east of Bennington Avenue. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of 39th Street and Bennington and shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad in the foreground.

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Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 54, remodeled from an old brewery in 1922. This vantage point faces southwest from the southeast corner of 20th Street and Washington Street with a City Ice Company delivery vehicle in the foreground.

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Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 21 known as the Dodson plant; located at 85th and Olive streets and built in 1927. This vantage point faces northwest from the south side of 85th Street between Olive Street and Wabash Avenue.

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Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal and side view of Western Ice Service Company, Plant No. 123; located at 12th and Iron streets in North Kansas City, Missouri. Built in 1921, purchased in 1927. This vantage point faces southwest from the east side of Iron Avenue between 12th Avenue and 13th Avenue.

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Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal and side view of Western Ice Service Company, Plant No. 125; built in 1911 and located at the western corner of 42nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the east side of Pennsylvania Avenue between Archibald Avenue and 42nd Street.

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Circa 1932 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City refrigerated route supply station, No. 202, called the Swope Park Station; located at the southwest corner of 67th Street and Myrtle Avenue.

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Circa 1932 photograph with full side view of City Ice House Company Oil and Ice Station A-1; located in Overland Park, Kansas. This station also sold Red Crown gasoline.

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Circa 1932 photograph showing a fleet of City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery trucks parked at Plant No. 1; located at 21st and Campbell streets. Identifying information says: "Walker Electrics. The Company owns Walker trucks in 12, 20 and 36-cake sizes. These are used on routes."

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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.