Cityscapes

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View of Downtown Kansas City in 1912, 1929, and 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post with caption stating, "Twenty Years of Skyline Change in Kansas City. These three photographs taken from virtually the same spot on Journal-Post hill show the amazing growth of this city's business district in a score of years. The upper picture was made in August, 1912. The picture in the center was taken August, 1929, and the lower photograph was made in August of 1932. -Photos by W. Laurence Dickey."

View of Downtown Kansas City

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on September 29, 1935 showing downtown Kansas City. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the east side of Gillham Road between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The photograph shows the Kansas City Journal-Post Building (left-center) and the Western Auto Building (left).

Union Station, Kansas City

Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, dedicated in 1914. This vantage point faces north-northeast from Liberty Memorial and shows downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

TWA Airplane Hanger at Municipal Airport

Photograph of three Douglas DC-2 airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. airplane hangar at the Municipal Airport. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Hannibal Bridge and downtown Kansas City in the background.

Skyline from Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing the Kansas City skyline from near the Penn Valley Park lake. This vantage point faces north towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Robertson of McFall, Missouri.

Signboard Hill

Photograph of looking northeast towards Signboard Hill from atop the Liberty Memorial shaft. The view includes the Journal Post Building, Coca Cola Building, General Hospital, and Hotel Plaza.

Section of Business District, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing a section of the business district in Kansas City, Missouri. This elevated vantage point faces east-northeast and shows the Bell Telephone Building at 11th and Oak (background right), the Federal Reserve Bank and R.A. Long Building at 10th and Grand (background center), and the Commerce Building at 10th and Walnut (foreground left). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to J. Allan Fisher of Independence, Missouri from Kate T. Kittell.

Municipal Airport, Kansas City

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

Municipal Airport

Photograph with view of the terminal building at Municipal Airport, looking toward the southeast with the Kansas City skyline in the background. There are TWA airplanes on the ground and the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. (TWA) airport hanger building is in view.

Kansas City, Looking Northeast from R. A. Long Building, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing Kansas City, Missouri from atop the R. A. Long Building at the northwest corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). This elevated vantage point faces north-northeast and shows the Scarritt Building (pictured left) and the Federal Building (center). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nancy Quinn of Macon, Missouri.

Kansas City Power and Light Co. Building, by Night

Postcard of the Kansas City Power and Light Company Building at night, located at the corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. This vantage point faces north-northwest from several blocks south of the 34-story building. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the building and a short letter from one Bonnie Marie to Mr. Eugene Wooden of Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Kansas City Power & Light Building, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard of the Kansas City Power and Light Building, located at the corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. This vantage point faces north-northwest from several blocks south of the 34-story building. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Fred H. Breimeyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana.