Vintage Photos of KC

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby WSPanic » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:53 am

Awesome pictures. Thanks for posting.

Not sure about the mystery picture - could it be looking north towards a dead-end at Armour in midtown?

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby grovester » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:09 pm

Holy crap, that arch! When did it disappear?

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby WSPanic » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:57 pm

grovester wrote:Holy crap, that arch! When did it disappear?


It looks like it was on Grand - and then moved to Union Station? Or vice versa? Regardless, it was a temporary WWI deal. Would be cool if they had moved it up to Penn Park and had it as part of the Liberty Memorial.

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby Eon Blue » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:27 pm

Yeah, I read that the arch was just a temporary wooden structure.

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby flyingember » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:53 pm

Eon Blue wrote:Yeah, I read that the arch was just a temporary wooden structure.

probably like a movie set. painted plaster over a wooden frame

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby archiKC » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:27 am

All of these photos went away over the weekend. Any chance they will be back?

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby KCLover » Thu May 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Just saw this interesting photo. The Hotel Continental and Hotel Kansas Citian buildings are gone, aren't they?

Also, interesting that 909 Walnut used to have a doppler radar on top.

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby KCLover » Thu May 12, 2016 11:01 pm

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby Eon Blue » Fri May 13, 2016 7:17 am

"Tough luck, old people walking to/in the Westside! Have you seen our shiny new highways though?"

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby Eon Blue » Fri May 13, 2016 7:22 am

The Continental is the Mark Twain building. Everything in front of the Continental in that first photo is gone, though. The school in the foreground of number 3 is gone, as is the building north of the Aladdin. The school is the loading dock for the convention center now, and the building next to the Aladdin is part of the Marriott complex.

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby grovester » Fri May 13, 2016 7:41 am

Link to the whole set. Very cool photos. Wonder if one of those kids is KC Kev?

http://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... ref=fb&m=1

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Re: Vintage Photos of KC

Postby bbqboy » Fri May 13, 2016 10:46 am

The Macy's on the Kaw pix that follow are cool too. I remember the cutting through the bluff.
Very sad.

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