Postcards From the Edge of Time

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The airship photo looks Isn’t hardly recognizable as Kansas City. I only spotted a few extant buildings at a glance and just a few more notable lost buildings.

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That's what the cow used to see.

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Looking at downtown Kansas City from Harlem on the north side of the Missouri River.

This image seems like the opening scene in a film noir movie. Soon a detective will enter the frame and move down the hillside to examine a body.


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The Folly sits alone among urban renewal clearing prior to it's renovation. The photo is from the 1970s. The Folly was slated to be demolished before preservationists came to the rescue.


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Great shot of the power station.
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Cannot quite decipher photos of Bryant. Is it a late construction photo? The top setback seems oddly truncated.
The hand sketch in the middle of the views from the P&L resembles the Empire State more than KCPL.

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moderne wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Cannot quite decipher photos of Bryant. Is it a late construction photo? The top setback seems oddly truncated.
The hand sketch in the middle of the views from the P&L resembles the Empire State more than KCPL.
All the junk they've piled on the Bryant Building makes it look bulkier than it actually is. The top setback has always been a bit stubby.

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North loop from Commerce Tower, 1965.

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Arguably the single greatest building loss ever in KC: the old Board of Trade.

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I'm more bothered that the beautiful Paseo High School with its tall tower, built in 1926 or 1927, got demolished and replaced by a box.

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I’d like to put the Emery, Bird, Thayer department store on the same level as the old Board of Trade for major losses, and the old City Hall-probably a pretty long list of major losses over time.

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FangKC wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:50 pm
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North loop from Commerce Tower, 1965.

https://kchistory.org/islandora/object/ ... ffset%5D=4
So much remaining at this point in the slow-moving disaster of downtown's 20th century...

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KC has lost a lot, but it seems like the bigger losses faded from public consciousness pretty fast. Every city has a lost building that gets lamented regularly, even by people who never witnessed it. For instance, New York’s Penn station, which gets written up constantly. Union Station probably would’ve been KC’s equivalent if it had been torn down

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
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KC has lost a lot, but it seems like the bigger losses faded from public consciousness pretty fast. Every city has a lost building that gets lamented regularly, even by people who never witnessed it. For instance, New York’s Penn station, which gets written up constantly. Union Station probably would’ve been KC’s equivalent if it had been torn down
Hell, Liberty Memorial was teetering on the brink there for a little while
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I wish that City Hall and the Market Building, and the Jackson County Courthouse, all in the River Market, could have been spared.

I wish they would have kept the federal courthouse with the dome at 9th and Grand, and built the art deco federal courthouse, that replaced it, a block east.

Below: Top arrow - Jackson County Courthouse, Missouri and Oak; Bottom arrow: Federal Courthouse and Post Office, 9th and Grand.

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EBT and Board of Trade are definitely in my top 5.

Anyone know what happened to the EBT relics from the now-shuttered restaurant inside the UMB bank at 435 & State Line? Would love to see those come back downtown and incorporated into something...or put in a museum.

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Broadway Hotel, sw corner of 11th and Broadway. Probably early 1930s.

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What a neat little building, and 100% irreplaceable.

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