Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

A place to post and request pictures of Kansas City.
KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:45 pm

Found a book called "Imperial Kansas City" which seems to be a promotion piece for conventions in the city at the time.

Lots of photos in this thing. Should I share or is this something everyone's seen already?

Image

One of many fun excerpts:
"Kansas City has six daily newspapers, five English and one German."

Here's one photo just to give you an idea of content. This is the Evans-Smith Drug Company importers and wholesale drugists that was located at 424-426 and 428 West Fifth street. Established in 1862.
Image

If anyone is interested in more let me know.

User avatar
smh
Broadway Square
Broadway Square
Posts: 2657
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:40 pm
Location: Central Loop

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby smh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:00 pm

MORE! MORE!

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Here's a few more...

As I mentioned, the book is kind of a promotional piece to attract conventions - kind of like we seem to be trying now... This is another book cover photo
Image

The KC Convention Hall just before the fire in 1900
Image

Emery, Bird, Thayer Dry Goods Co.
Image

Last one for now. This is a Map of KC
Image

User avatar
Eon Blue
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 897
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:28 pm
Location: Downtown KCMO

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby Eon Blue » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:38 pm

Awesome!

KCtonic wrote:Here's one photo just to give you an idea of content. This is the Evans-Smith Drug Company importers and wholesale drugists that was located at 424-426 and 428 West Fifth street. Established in 1862.
Image

If anyone is interested in more let me know.

This is now the Landmark Lofts. I almost asked who we had to blame for the loss of this building when I saw the tense you used, before I realized what it was.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Eon Blue wrote:Awesome!
This is now the Landmark Lofts. I almost asked who we had to blame for the loss of this building when I saw the tense you used, before I realized what it was.

I should have mentioned that, but couldn't remember the name of the lofts - even though I drive by it every day on my way home from work.

loftguy
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3766
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:12 pm

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby loftguy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:14 pm

Dude....

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:20 pm

loftguy wrote:Dude....

It's a tough walk from Briarcliff to RM... ;)

User avatar
smh
Broadway Square
Broadway Square
Posts: 2657
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:40 pm
Location: Central Loop

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby smh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:22 pm

KCtonic wrote:
loftguy wrote:Dude....

It's a tough walk from Briarcliff to RM... ;)


I tell you though, whoever renovated that building into lofts did an excellent job. ;-)

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:32 pm

smh wrote:
loftguy wrote:Dude....

I tell you though, whoever renovated that building into lofts did an excellent job. ;-)

Ah!!! I'm at least now starting to know who I'm talking to around here.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:50 pm

Keith and Perry Building at 904-906 Walnut
Image

Image

Parlin & Orendorff Co. at 13th and Hickory in the West Bottoms
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/137 ... df71_b.jpg

Image

Image

I clipped this for anyone interested in a description of the Richards & Conover Hardware Co. - now loft apts. No photo
Image

Geiser Mfg Co. This one was in the west bottoms
Image

Image

Blossom House - Quality Hill Corrected per post below: This was at West Bottoms
Image
Last edited by KCtonic on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 12112
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:15 pm

The Blossom House building indicated was not on Quality Hill, but in the West Bottoms across from Union Depot at 1048-50 Union Avenue.

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mrs&CISOPTR=1118&CISOBOX=1&REC=3

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=6972&CISOBOX=1&REC=5

There is a Blossom House on Quality Hill, but it's a former residence at 1032 Pennsylvania, and now a law firm.

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=2004&CISOBOX=1&REC=10

George Blossom operated the Blossom House Hotel, and built the house on Quality Hill.

mean
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 10597
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:00 am
Location: Historic Northeast

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby mean » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:25 pm

Great stuff, thanks for sharing!

User avatar
Roanoker
Valencia Place
Valencia Place
Posts: 1957
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:16 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby Roanoker » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:14 am

mean wrote:Great stuff, thanks for sharing!


Agreed. It's even before my time! Love it.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby KCtonic » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:07 am

Part 2
New England Building
Image

Jones Dry Goods Co 1215-1225 Main
Image

Petticoat Lane
Image

Fairbanks Morse & Co 1217-1219 Union Ave
Image

Faxon Horton & Gallagher 1206 to 1210 Union Ave
Image

Image

KC Roofing & Corrugating Co 218 220 W 3rd St
Image

C A Murdock MFG Co 1225 1227 Union Ave
Image

Jacob Dold Packing Co
Image

New Public Library 9th and Locust
Image

KC's Grand Hotels
Image

Zahner & Battell Mfg Co 12 W 10th St
Image

Walnut St at 11th Facing North
Image

That's it for now. I'll have more in the next few days.

kboish
Penntower
Penntower
Posts: 2036
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:25 am
Location: West Plaza

Re: Photos from 1900 - Imperial Kansas City

Postby kboish » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:53 am

Cool stuff. Thanks


Return to “Kansas City Photos”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests