Stores & shops

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Photograph of downtown Lenexa, Kansas, circa 1935. Looking northeast from the intersection of Pflumm Road and Santa Fe Trail Drive, the brick Farmer's State Bank building stands at the left side of the image. Commercial buildings with signs advertising businesses and products including a garage, Miller Lite beer, and Coca-Cola, hang in front of one- and two-story brick and stone buildings to the northeast along Santa Fe. A sign denoting Santa Fe as U.S. Highway 50 also stands at the intersection. 

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Photograph of six men standing outside Campbell's General Store in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. Two men wear overalls, two wear aprons, and one appears to be wearing a transit employee uniform. Signs in the store window advertise Rocky Ford cigars and "Ice Cold Drinks." The store was run by J. M. Campbell, whose family settled in the Merriam area in 1862. 

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Photograph of two men standing next to two trucks in Lenexa, Kansas, circa 1920. The trucks are parked in front of a business advertising "millinery," "notions, "dry goods," and "Queensware" dishes in the front windows. A crate labeled "EGGS" is visible in the back of one truck, while the other contains cages of chickens. Two wood-frame houses are visible on the right side of the image. 

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Interior photograph of the Kittle Dry Goods store in downtown Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1935. A man, likely owner O. H. Kittle, is pictured at the center of the image, and clothing, bolts of fabric, sewing patterns, and dishes are among the types of merchandise pictured. The building, originally known as the Conser Building, is located on the northwest corner of 80th and Foster Streets and was built by Grant Conser in 1911.

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Exterior photograph of the Kittle Dry Goods store in downtown Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1935. The two-story brick building has a painted sign advertising "dry goods, shoes, [and] furnishings" in the awning-shaded front window, above a display of dresses and home goods. Second-story windows feature signs that say "CARBAUGH" and "PHYSICIAN." The building, originally known as the Conser Building, is located on the northwest corner of 80th and Foster Streets and was built by Grant Conser in 1911.

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Photographs of businesses on a corner of Cherry and Park Streets in downtown Olathe, Kansas, in the 1940s. The brick and stone buildings house businesses including Pember's Men's Store, IGA Stores, Pember's Ladies Store, Kelly Morris Store, and Patron's Bank. 

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Photograph of grocery store deli counter with meats and cheese visible behind glass, and signs advertising prices for late June peas, baking chocolate, floor wax, and other products hanging above. 

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Photograph of the Berbigilia Building, once located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Forest Avenue. Signage for P. Berbigilia & Son is shown on the first floor facing 31st Street. This vantage point faces south-southeast on Forest Avenue just north of 31st Street.

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Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard). This vantage point faces northwest from the southeast corner of 11th and Grand.

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Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard). This vantage point faces south-southwest on the west side of Grand between 10th and 11th.

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Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and partial side view of the Home Trust Company located at 1117-19 Walnut Street. Gradwohl Jewelers is visible next door at 1121 Walnut Street. Gate City Optical Company is located in the Home Trust Building. This vantage point faces northeast from the west side of Walnut Street between 11th Street and 12th Street.

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Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Land Bank Building. Also in view on either side is the New England Bank building and Rothschild's department store. This vantage point faces west-southwest from the northeast corner of 10th Street and Main Street.

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