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Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:33 pm

I'm starting a thread for posting old postcards of Kansas City.

We will begin with a series of advertising postcards from J.J. Foster, saddlery.

J.J. Foster mansion at 20th and Woodland, near where Lincoln Prep High School is today. One could call it the "house that Witch Hazel" built.    :lol:

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Below: J.J. Foster Saddlery on E. 10th Street

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Advertising cards

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Since the KC Public Library updated its' database format, it's become a bitch to link to images.




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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby AllThingsKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:49 pm

So close to the edge of time that you don't have them working yet?  :lol: 

I can't wait to see them when/if you get the problem fixed.  Sounds like a cool topic.
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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby AllThingsKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:00 pm

Nice!  Do they have any old skyline ones?
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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:16 pm

Be patient ATK.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:24 pm

Old Sears postcard.

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George Wisner's Saloon and Restaurant advertising postcard. The saloon was at 1605 Genesee.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:26 pm

Where in the heck was that giant Sears and Roebuck?

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:29 pm

Emil Scharnagel's Liquor and Cigar Store

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:29 pm

LenexatoKCMO wrote:Where in the heck was that giant Sears and Roebuck?


It was at E. 15th (Truman Road) and Cleveland.  I think part of it is used now by the U.S. Post Office as a sorting facility.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:31 pm

Cocktail Lounges in Kansas City

Looking south on Baltimore at W. 11th Street

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The Tropics Lounge in the Philips Hotel

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The Cabana Lounge in the Philips Hotel

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:45 pm

The Phoenix Bar was located on the SE corner of 5th and Broadway where the freeway entrance is today.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby AllThingsKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:46 pm

Nice.  Keep 'em coming!
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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:49 pm

A postcard depicting how Kansas City looked in 1855.

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View from Quality Hill to North End in 1895.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby KCMax » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:35 pm

Nice picture of the city council.

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I love those cocktail lounge photos, especially the one of Baltimore.
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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby lock+load » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:42 pm

FangKC wrote:Cocktail Lounges in Kansas City

Looking south on Baltimore at W. 11th Street


This picture is so depressing.  All those businesses in that stretch that is now dominated by large office towers.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:43 pm

The Lincoln Theater on E. 19th between Forest and Lydia was the epicenter of the black community. The theater also served as a local jazz venue.  The building was designed by the local architecture firm of the Boller Brothers, which also designed the Apollo, Warwick, Benton theaters in Kansas City; Rio in Overland Park; Aztec/Mission/Fine Arts Theater in Shawnee; the Granada theaters in KCKS and Lawrence; the Hollywood Theater in Leavenworth; and the Missouri theaters in St. Joseph and Columbia.  Along with Edward Tanner, they designed the Plaza Theater (Restoration Hardware is there now), and were supervising architects for the Thomas Lamb-designed Midland Theater.  The Lincoln was demolished sometime after the 1950s.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:02 pm

Old Theater Posters from Kansas City

The Auditorium Theater was at E. 9th and Holmes, and was also known as the Warder's Grand Theater for a short time.

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After the upper roof structure was removed.

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The Orpheum Theater at E. 9th and May (where Poindexter Garage is now). 

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Below: An ancestor of John Wayne Gacy?

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Playbill from the Grand Opera House at 7th and Walnut

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

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One of my favorite images of Kansas City.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby AllThingsKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:45 pm

Awesome!  I love seeing this old photos/post cards of the city!  It's amazing to see what we had and lost; and what we had....and still have.
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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby HalcyonKC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:10 pm

KCMax wrote:Nice picture of the city council.

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Gasp!  I'm detecting a bit of old-time sexual innuendo in that one. 

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Postby bbqboy » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:42 pm

FangKC wrote:One of my favorite images of Kansas City.

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I grew up at County line and Mohawk, right under the approach for Municipal. Always remember the Constellations roaring and rumbling in over our head, so close you could see the passengers in the windows.


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