Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library

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The Palisades from Kersey Coates Drive

An autochrome photograph of The Palisades as seen from the south-southwest of the stone-work terrace on Kersey Coates Drive.

The Orchestra Promenade, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of the Orchestra Promenade inside the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri. Today, this space is better known as the lobby outside the Municipal Auditorium Music Hall. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the promenade and a short letter to Ella Breimeyer of For Wayne, Indiana.

The North Kansas City Urban District

An excerpt of John Q. Adams's doctoral thesis about the physical and cultural characteristics of the North Kansas City Urban District. Adams characterizes the district both as a unit and in relation to Kansas City, Missouri across the river. He concludes his study with a discussion of the implications for future changes in the landscape. The article presents maps and photos of the geographic features of North Kansas City as well as tables pertinent to land usage and industrial development.

The New Kansas City Club, Kansas City

Postcard of the Kansas City Club Building at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 13th and Baltimore. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. John Alran of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.

The Lobby, Union Station, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing the lobby at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the entrance of the main waiting room from near the southwestern corner of the lobby. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Emma McFarland of St. Louis, Missouri.

The Liberty Memorial at Night, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial at night in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards Liberty Memorial from its southern entrance. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the memorial and a short letter to Virginia Kathryn Way of Wahoo, Nebraska from her mother.

The Lake, Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of the lake in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

The Kansas City Club

Booklet touting the new Kansas City Club building, to be located at the northwest corner of 13th and Baltimore, planned to be "nine or more stories high" and containing "all features and departments essential to an up to date club," including a billiard room, ladies' dining room, barber shop, Turkish bath, and "seventy-five to one hundred bed rooms." Total cost for the new facilty is projected to be $1,000,000. Membership requirements are included.

The Junction, 9th & Main, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of the Junction and Westgate Hotel, once located between Main Street and Delaware Street at 9th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from just south of The Junction. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter to Dr. Boyle of Pittsburg, Kansas.

The Italian Mission

Pamphlet detailing the social services available from the Italian Mission at 505 Forest Ave., Kansas City, Mo. sponsored by the Central Presbyterian Church since ca. 1893. Includes staff directory, mission history, clubs, and facilities.

The Informant

The Informant, a leaflet produced and distributed by the Kansas City Anti-Vice Society (formerly the Society for Suppression of Commercialized Vice). Published September 1936, this leaflet is dedicated to the prevalence of "gambling, vice, and illegal liquor" in Kansas City. 

The Informant

The Informant, a leaflet produced and distributed by the Society for Suppression of Commercialized Vice in Kansas City. Published May 1936, this leaflet is dedicated to the issue of gambling in the Wetport District of Kansas City.