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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:49 am
by chaglang
Is that 8th and Main under the left wing?

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:53 am
by smh
Am I seeing correctly that Commerce Trust used to be open in the center of the building? I wonder when that changed.

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:14 pm
by chaglang
Between 1996 and 2002, according to HistoricAerials.

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:47 pm
by moderne
Light wells for light and ventilation were common before modern HVAC and lighting. No one wanted an office/desk far from a window. Now due to the former and also desire for larger floor plates these often get filled in. Another example is the old NY Life bldng(catholic diocese).

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:12 pm
by smh
moderne wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Light wells for light and ventilation were common before modern HVAC and lighting. No one wanted an office/desk far from a window. Now due to the former and also desire for larger floor plates these often get filled in. Another example is the old NY Life bldng(catholic diocese).
I knew light wells were a thing--I did not realize they were often filled in. That strikes me as a somewhat large undertaking. Very interesting.

This also explains why there are "windows" in some of the conference rooms in the Trust building.

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:39 am
by FangKC
The New Nelson building was on the southeast corner of Missouri and Main Street. It was destroyed by fire. I don't know the exact year, but the library has a photo of it intact and dated 1949.

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http://kchistory.org/content/new-nelson-building

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:12 pm
by TheLastGentleman
Stumbled across this awesome aerial shot

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The exact same shot today. Note that the houses in the bottom right are still there, as well as the red church at the bottom near the middle

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:07 pm
by moderne
I have that first b&w photo in a postcard used for retail promotion. In the upper left it says "Kansas City--HARZFELD'S-- Petticoat Lane." In the lower right it says copyright '45 Millard-Hahn.

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:12 pm
by FangKC
Look at all the rooftop signs.

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Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:58 pm
by FangKC
Back in the time when there were cocktail lounges in bus terminals. Good times.

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