Streetcar expansion spurred development of this Squier Park block

  An 1891 map of the block shows it has been subdivided into the Troost Park subdivision, but only a handful of homes ...

NE Corner of 39th Street and Summit Once Housed Local Shops, Apartments

This long building at a busy streetcar stop at 39th and Summit (now Southwest Trafficway) once housed apartments, grocery ...

Roanoke property owners took a stand against apartments in 1920s

Charles and Rose Burkey, who owned the Summit Theater, lived in this Roanoke home at 827 Valentine for almost two decades. ...

Corner of 39th and Pennsylvania was home to Westport pioneer family

The home of William and Susan Bernard stood near the corner of Pennsylvania and W. 39th Street in this photo from about 1920. Among ...

1932 arson destroyed fine old Broadway residential hotel

This early drawing of the McGee home, later the Rochambeau Hotel, is one of the few publicly-available images of the important ...

Plaza homes replaced by “modern” apartments as Plaza developed

While families came and went and homes were replaced with apartment buildings, the Charles McCallum family lived on this ...

Swedish families settled and stayed for decades on this Volker block

Many Swedish immigrants and the children of Swedish immigrants were among the first residents of this Volker block. Several ...

Westport’s oldest settlers fiddled and danced at Little’s Hall

If you look closely at the leaded glass on the old Broadway Hardware building on Westport Road, you can make out the name ...

Valentine Road history: mansions, churches – and a plus-sized dress shop

As Midtown was developing, there was tension along Valentine Road east of Summit between developers and those who wanted ...

Long-forgotten L.A. Allen home stood at Valentine and Broadway

The L.A. Allen home at the southwest corner of Valentine and Broadway as it looked in 1900. The site, now the location of ...