Baltimore Hotel

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Baltimore Hotel

Architect Henry Van Brunt once called the Baltimore Hotel "the grand hotel for three decades at the heart of the city, both physically and sentimentally". Located on Baltimore between 11th and 12th Streets, the Baltimore was the hotel of choice for the local elite and for visiting dignitaries, including several United States presidents.

Lou Holland

Head and shoulders portrait of Lou Holland; photo autographed and dated Oct. 21, 1938.

Hotel Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Hotel Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Paul Dinkle of Fayette, Missouri.

Hotel Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of Hotel Baltimore, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Mabel E. Acom to her mother, Sarah Acom, of North Bend, Nebraska.

From J. L. Milligan to Guy B. Park

Letter from Jacob L. Milligan to Guy B. Park discussing political "back-biting" in Missouri surrounding the funeral of Francis Wilson.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, May 3, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and with county matters, saying that, "...the papers tried to start a row between me and the Sheriff. I don't want to start any row but I am going to finish one. He is out on a limb, and I am going to saw it off a little at a time."

Downtown Kansas City from Baltimore Hotel

Photograph looking northeast from atop the Baltimore Hotel. The intersection of Petticoat Lane and Main Street is pictured center.

Baltimore Street During National Convention

Photograph looking north along Baltimore from the southwest corner of 12th and Baltimore. Shows Baltimore Hotel as the Hoover headquarters, outfitted with political decorations for the Republican National Convention.

Baltimore Hotel, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter.