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Meek's Market (location unknown)

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Sam's Sandwich Shop (location unknown)

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Zesto on Westport Road

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Roselli's Dairy Bar at 31st and Gillham

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Central Hotel and the Folly Burlesque

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Fred Usinger Delicatessen and Restaurant in the Cosby Hotel on the SW corner of 9th and Baltimore. The Bunker Hotel building can be seen in the background at right.

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The Senate Buffet was next door to the Kansas City School of Law on Baltimore. The First National Bank annex building was built there, and the Library is there today.

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Looking down Walnut Street at the Railway Exchange Building (formerly Midland Hotel) on the right. The Grand Opera Theater in on the left.  Also seen are signs by Furniture Fair, the WalSix and Gumbel buildings.

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US Airways hanger at Municipal Airport

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Manor Bread in Westport (where Tivoli Cinemas is today)

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Tri-State Motors near 18th and McGee

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Kansas City Electric & Gas, and the Metropolitan Street Railroad offices, at 15th and Grand.

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Walnut looking north from 9th Street. The Grand Opera House is mid center in the photo. The Midland Hotel is to the right.

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Close-up of Elgin Watches sign, which appears to be on top of the old WalSix Building at 6th and Walnut.

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bbqboy wrote: Roanoker, you're not wrong, the Pontiac sign was of the "Chief" and sat much closer to Man Street. We were frequent train riders in my childhood(50-60's) and I can still picture coming out the doors of Union Station and looking at Signboard Hill and Liberty Memorial.
Thank you, BBQ! I remember seeing that gloriously lighted sign from the car as we drove by.
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"See Kansas City" streetcar tour

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http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mrs&CISOPTR=726&CISOBOX=1&REC=5

Mrs. Sam Ray says:

"Seeing Kansas City street cars, an attraction for out-of-town visitors and those who wished a scenic ride to view residences and apartments along Kansas City streets, were much like the regular street cars of the Metropolitan street railway system in Kansas City in 1908. The car pictured on the old postcard shows a stop to view the park.

The special cars were easily identified by signs with an especially large one in front above the cowcatcher. Tickets were sold for the sightseeing street cars at the Owl Drug Store, 920 Main, where the tour started and ended."
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The sign on the top left of this one says "HOME KILLED MEATS"?  Mmm mmm.
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We will murder your beef, swine, or poultry right before your eyes.
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Overland Auto Company sign at 2112 Grand.

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Interesting, Fang! Thank you. :)

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I think that is the Brickman Building now.
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FangKC wrote: The Junction at 9th and Main. To the left is the Palace Theater and to the right the Kay Hotel (aka the Westgate Hotel).

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Wow, can you imagine how cool this area would be today if it had not been torn down?  I imagine all those little buildings fixed up with boutiques and markets...would have been cool.  :(

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A photo of 12th and Grand from 1910 shows the One Cent Theater, the Canadian Hotel, Wonderland, and the Jones Store.

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The Jones Bros. Merchantile Co. warehouse at 1423-41 W. 9th Street in the West Bottoms.  It was a successor to the Kemper-Paxton Merchantile Co.

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Adam Jones needs to put the cupola back on the Jones Bros. tower.  (He should have called it the Jones building rather than the Hobbs when he renovated)

Two signs seen in the seafood section of the 3rd & Grand chinese market: " #1-live lobster $11.99..........#2-dead lobster $10.99"

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loftguy wrote: Two signs seen in the seafood section of the 3rd & Grand chinese market: " #1-live lobster $11.99..........#2-dead lobster $10.99"
:shock: Boy the things people will sacrifice to save $1. 

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Perhaps they should go with "formerly-live lobster"
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Old photo from 1900 showing the Owl Cigar Store sign on top the Vaughan's Diamond Building at the Junction at 9th and Main. Also shown are the Kansas City Times Building (with tower), and the Heist Building (aka Manhattan Building), with the beehive tower, shown in the distance.  The 8th St. cable car line is also shown over Main Street.

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A photo from 1950 showing the old Savoy Grill sign.

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