At 4243 Troost in 1940, Dr. Salisbury’s Laboratories sold a worming treatment for chickens and turkeys in the 1940s.

Do you remember the block from Troost to Forest, from 42nd to 43rd?

At 4243 Troost in 1940, Dr. Salisbury’s Laboratories sold a worming treatment for chickens and turkeys. A Sanborn insurance ...
The Armour Park Apartments, now renovated, offered luxury apartment living to well-off families. In newspaper ads in the 1920s, the owners touted the five-to-eight-room large spaces with up to three bathrooms, ample garage space, and a break from the hassle of having to hire servants to staff a big house.

Do you remember the blocks of Cherry and Kenwood bounded by Armour and 34th?

On Kenwood between 34th and Armour Boulevard, these three single-family homes were the frequent sites of bridge parties, ...
Perhaps the best-known address on today’s block, from 44th to 45th and from Belleview to Madison Avenues, is The Point, a popular local bar and grill. From as early as 1918 through the 1930s, the buildings that house The Point served the neighborhood as a drug store and grocery.

Do you remember this block along Southwest Trafficway from 44th to 45th?

Perhaps the best-known address on today’s block, from 44th to 45th and from Belleview to Madison Avenues, is The Point, ...
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Early Plaza Westport neighborhood builder helped working people buy homes

The history of Midtown Kansas City is full of tales of fortunes made and lost in real estate, but the Plaza Westport neighborhood’s ...
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Do you remember this block of Virginia and Paseo from 36th to 37th?

From this apartment at the corner of Paseo and 36th Street, the sounds of piano students practicing and performing filled ...
For many years, the El Torreon Ballroom at Thirty-first and Gillham Plaza was a center of entertainment for Kansas City. This 1928 newspaper article showed the recently-completed building with storerooms on ground level and the dance hall on the top floor. The ballroom was a popular place for dancing to orchestras, beauty pageants, and later boxing matches.

Gillham Plaza Came to Life in 1928

For many years, the El Torreon Ballroom at Thirty-first and Gillham Plaza was a center of entertainment for Kansas City. ...
Although the buildings that once lined Thirty-first Street and wrapped around the corner on Holmes are gone now, this area was a thriving business and entertainment area in the 1920s through the 1940s. This building which stood at 3110 Holmes in this 1940 photo housed a variety of businesses during those years.

Do you remember this block from 31st to Linwood, Gillham to Holmes?

Although the buildings that once lined Thirty-first Street and wrapped around the corner on Holmes are gone now, this area ...
This block around Thirty-first and Holmes became the center of sensational news headlines in 1929, when a “dynamic little woman” named Maud Wilson smashed up a “soda drink” establishment she said had sold liquor to her daughter and husband.

Woman smashed liquor shop with ax at 31st and Holmes

This block around Thirty-first and Holmes became the center of sensational news headlines in 1929, when a “dynamic little ...
The Central United Methodist Church and the Young Matrons Clubhouse replaced two homes that had once stood on the west side of Oak Street between 51st and 52nd.  The church moved to this new location in 1939 and the recently-moved Young Matrons Clubhouse opened the same year. The block is currently under development as a Whole Foods store, UMKC offices, apartments and parking.

Grain magnate predicted the future of 51st and Oak

The Central United Methodist Church and the Young Matrons Clubhouse were the only buildings on Oak Street between 51st and ...
Large homes in Old Hyde Park were well-suited to families around 1910, when many families still had servants who helped run their households. By 1940, this block between 36th and 37th, Wyandotte to Central, had become much more densely populated, with apartment buildings filling in vacant lots and large homes being converted to rooming houses.

Do you remember this block of Wyandotte and Central in Old Hyde Park?

Large homes in Old Hyde Park were well-suited to families around 1910, when many families still had servants who helped run ...