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Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of Oak Street and 12th Street.

Photograph of "streamlined" Safety Zones intended to protect patrons at streetcar stops, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast on Main Street from just north of Armour Boulevard.

Speech made by J. C. Nichols in Washington, D.C. in June, 1924. Nichols discusses how community features such as neighborhood activities, golf courses, and festive decorations add distinction and consumer appeal to fledgling subdivisions.

Pamphlet with information concerning Kansas City's Municipal Airport, Richards Field. The document provides the airport's specifications including: class, position, description, obstructions, lighting, accommodations, communication and signal, equipment, meteorological data, and other facts and figures.

Photograph of the old Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, prior to renovations in 1933. Later known as the Truman Courthouse. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Main Street.

Blank letterhead for T.J. Pendergast Wholesale Liquor Co. at 525-527 Delaware Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Municipal Hospital Service Building with central heating plant, laundry, and incineration for the General Hospital group, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces north-northwest on 22nd Street just west of McCoy Avenue (a street once located one half block west of Holmes Street).

Photograph of the bridge over the Blue River at 63rd Street, which provided access to the Jackson County road system. This vantage point faces northwest towards the bridge from south of 63rd Street and east of Blue River.

Manuscript by J. C. Nichols for publication in the J. C. Nichols Edition of the "National Real Estate Journal," February 1939. Nichols discussing the difficulties in extending or perpetuating property restrictions in an effort to retain property value.

Letter from James A. Reed to A. W. Thurman discussing a meeting with Senator Francis Wilson who was planning to run for governor.

Certificate of authority to commence business, issued by the Secretary of State of Missouri Dwight H. Brown and given to City Beverage Company. Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. was a partner of City Beverage Company and provided Kansas City with Anheuser-Busch products.

Aerial view of Kansas City's Municipal Airport with the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

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