Blue Valley

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Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of a large crowd gathered for an event at the intersection of 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard/Hardesty Avenue. This vantage point faces west on 31st Street between Drury Avenue and Oakley Avenue and shows the intersection of 31st and Van Brunt at the traffic light. The Milton Moore School on the south side of 31st between Cypress and Elmwood is pictured at the top of the hill, half obstructed by trees.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of a large crowd gathered for an event at the intersection of 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard/Hardesty Avenue. This vantage point faces west on 31st Street between Drury Avenue and Oakley Avenue and shows the intersection of 31st and Van Brunt at the traffic light. The Milton Moore School on the south side of 31st between Cypress and Elmwood is pictured at the top of the hill, half obstructed by trees.

Genre: 
Photographs

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.

Genre: 
Drawings

Drawing of the Centropolis Baptist Church at 1410 White Avenue. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the east side of White Avenue just south of 14th Street.

Genre: 
Photographs

Circa 1925 photograph of the Van Brunt Christian Church. This vantage point faces east from the west side of Van Brunt Boulevard between 24th Street and 25th Street. Albert Jones is listed as pastor on the sign attached to the building.

Genre: 
Clippings
Maps

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on February 28, 1925 depicting the area surrounding the intersection of 15th Street (now Truman Road) and Crystal Avenue where illegal liquors were allegedly unloaded for distribution. The caption states, "The map shows the tracks of the Frisco and Missouri Pacific railroads in the Centropolis district where most of the fine liquors received by the Kansas City liquor ring are said to have been unloaded.

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Genre: 
Motion Pictures

Reproduction from a circa 1931 35mm film reel of Ford Motor Company's twenty millionth automobile in Kansas City, Missouri. The montage includes footage of Liberty Memorial, Union Station, and the Ford Assembly Plant at 1025 Winchester Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Genre: 
Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the thirteenth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 35th Street to the north, Campbell and Troost Avenue to the west, south city limits to the south, and eastern city limits to the east.

Genre: 
Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fourteenth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is largely bounded by 23rd Street to the north, Indiana Avenue to the east, 35th Street to the south, and sections east of Blue River bounded by the eastern city limits to the east.

Genre: 
Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fifteenth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is largely bounded by 9th Street to the north, Cleveland Avenue to the west, 23rd Street to the south, and eastern city limits to the east.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Nathan Young, president of the Star Boat and Motor Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Young writes that he and Higgins have been neighbors and served together on boards, and believes that if paroled, the subject "would become a good citizen in every respect." 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.

Genre: 
Programs

Program for the Silver Jubilee of St. Stanislaus Parish, a Polish congregation at the northeast corner of 18th Street and Ewing Avenue near Blue River. Included are portraits of local clergy including Thomas F. Lillis and Rev. A. F. Radwich; photographs and history of the parish; event details; and advertisements. Notable political figures paying their compliments include Thomas J. Pendergast, Bryce B. Smith, H. F. McElroy, and James V. "Josh" Billings.

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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.