When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

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Re: When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

Post by DeadendLafayette » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:24 pm

shinatoo wrote: http://www.distant.ca/UselessFacts/fact.asp?ID=166

I'm guessing it was something akin to this.

His nearest competitor fell off his flagpole?? How high up was he, did he die, was he tethered? So many questions that will never have an answer.

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Re: When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

Post by ChefColby » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:36 pm

I found a lot of KC photos at the Library of Congress website... www.loc.gov

I don't know how to upload them.. Fun to look at!

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Re: When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:17 pm

The Kansas City Musuem/Union Station also have a searchable database with some photos.

http://collections.unionstation.org/inf ... &t=objects

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Post by coreyo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:28 pm

Just curious if there are any Rieger Hotel photos from around this era?

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Post by KC-wildcat » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:06 pm

"YOU ARE HERE" Exhibit on Display at the Box Gallery.

Commerce Bank Building (1000 Walnut St, Suite 200)

"Looks back in time at the immediate area surrounding the Box Gallery at 10th and Walnut, focusing on the period between 1900 and 1930. Almost all of the buildings at that time are no longer here. Using historic photographs and memorabilia, curator Bruce Bettinger presents a picture of life during an exciting time in the history of Kansas City."

This exhibit actually made me incredibly sad. Such beautiful buildings used to line these streets. Incredible facades and interiors destroyed. And why?

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Post by taxi » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:20 pm

"This exhibit actually made me incredibly sad. Such beautiful buildings used to line these streets. Incredible facades and interiors destroyed. And why?"

So Bruce could sell them at his store!

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Post by loftguy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:10 pm

taxi wrote:"This exhibit actually made me incredibly sad. Such beautiful buildings used to line these streets. Incredible facades and interiors destroyed. And why?"

So Bruce could sell them at his store!
Wrong Bettinger, Taxi. You're thinking of Rick.

Bruce is a good guy.

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Post by ChefColby » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:21 pm

I really wish people would continue to add to this!! I don't have any of these old photos... I even went to the downtown library to see more of these photos in the Missouri Valley collection... So fascinating how this town used to be... I would love to have experienced down town before I-70 cut off the river market. From what I understand they tore down a ton of buildings.

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Re: When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:17 pm

Photo showing Auditorium Bar in that parking garage on W. 14th Street and Wyandotte. I don't know the year the photo was taken. Anyone remember this place, or the pizza parlor?

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This is the building.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=39.097524,-9 ... 6,,0,-8.06

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Post by longviewmo » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:38 am

FangKC wrote:I don't know the year the photo was taken.
1987.

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Post by town cow » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:22 pm

The Auditorium Bar was pretty large, dark and not without character, but not swellegant.

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Post by FangKC » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:58 pm

Photos of TWA Stewardess School, Kansas City, 1961 (originally in Life Magazine).

http://www.retronaut.co/2012/01/twa-ste ... city-1961/

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Post by FangKC » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:04 pm

Photos of railroads in the 1940s which includes some from Argentine, Kansas, railyards. Shows steam locomotives.

http://www.retronaut.co/2012/03/u-s-railroad-1940s/

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Post by FangKC » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:08 pm

Link shows colorized postcards of Kansas City sites. A couple of which I've never seen before.

http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/colouri ... nsas-city/

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Post by FangKC » Fri May 18, 2012 5:50 am

Photos featuring the Waldheim Building (white building) that used to be on the NE corner of 11th and Main.

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Post by town cow » Fri May 18, 2012 10:56 am

FangKC wrote:Link shows colorized postcards of Kansas City sites. A couple of which I've never seen before.

http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/colouri ... nsas-city/

There's a postcard show May 18 and 19 at the Lenexa Community Center; the contact is Cole Woodbury (816) 294-8138. There are always many regional dealers with a million KC cards.

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Post by bbqboy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:19 pm

KCmeesha's photos of the city hall reliefs:
http://kcmeesha.com/2012/06/04/reliefs- ... nsas-city/

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Post by loftguy » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:05 am

town cow wrote:The Auditorium Bar was pretty large, dark and not without character, but not swellegant.

Kind of like Soakies, "swilligant".

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Re: When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

Post by FangKC » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:44 pm

Another photo of the Auditorium Bar from the front.

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Re: When Downtown KC was a powerhouse - A must see for all

Post by FangKC » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Old photo from Life Magazine showing the Bell Telephone Co. Building (Oak Tower) before they removed the gothic elements.

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