Santa Fe Street

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Hotel Olathe

Photograph of the Hotel Olathe at 100 West Santa Fe Street in Olathe, Kansas, in the 1940s. A Holland Vending truck and two cars are parked in front of the hotel, and awnings cover the hotel windows. The building was formerly the Pearl Mills flour mill, and renovated into a hotel in 1889. It was purchased by the Urban Renewal Agency in 1968, and demolished for redevelopment at the site. 

Ed Rebesman's Soda and Motor Oil Stand

Photograph of a small structure at the northeast corner of Pine and Santa Fe Streets in Olathe, Kansas, circa 1940. The small business, owned and operated by Ed Rebesman, has signs advertising Pepsi and Whistle sodas on the side. Houses can be seen in the background of the image, and two young boys stand with one man seated at the door and another standing alongside.