A Westport wine garden at 39th and Roanoke

Esslinger’s Wine Garden at 39th and Roanoke, seen here as it looked in the 1880s, offered small tables scattered on a shade ...

Special Exhibit on historic fashion in Westport

Map Shows Fairground Racetrack That Became Curve of Valentine Road

It has long been told – with little hard documentation – that the curve of Valentine Road follows the curve of a race ...

North Hyde Park block was home to early Kansas City police officer

  In 1920, Irish-born immigrant Dennis Malloy, who had worked as a bobby in London and then served in the Confederate army, ...

Corner drugstore at 39th and Genessee served the neighborhood

Small corner stores with living quarters above are a feature of many neighborhood corners in Midtown, including the southeast ...

On Southmoreland’s Oak Street, grocers, railroad men, salesmen raised their families

Families moved into homes on the 4100 block of Oak beginning in the late 1800s and the area blossomed in the early 1900s. A ...

Middle class families settled in Southmoreland on Hyde Park Avenue (McGee Street)

The corner of E. 43rd and McGee Streets in 1940. Middle-class families filled in the rows of homes along McGee from 41st ...

Valentine’s Waverly Way has disappeared

A 1905 newspaper ad touts the choice homes on Waverly Way, just made ready for occupancy. This row of residences stood on ...

North Hyde Park block drew early prominent families

The home at 3310 Harrison was known as “the Old Barton Home” in the early years of Midtown development. This photo dates ...

Why was there a huge steel tank at 33rd and Harrison in the 1920s?

This vintage postcard gives no details about “the tank,” which was sitting in the yard of 3310 Harrison in North Hyde ...