As part of our Uncovering History Project, the Midtown KC Post is taking a look at the 1940 tax assessment photos of each block in Midtown.
The slideshow we have posted below shows the structures that existed that year.
Today, we look at residences and businesses in Troostwood, from 49th Street south to 49th Terrace and 51st Street, from Troost Avenue east to Forest and Tracy. The block included a row of identical apartment buildings along Troost, the Troostwood Pharmacy, and Hellman’s Hillcrest Automotive Service.
But we would like your help. Do you remember this block in 1940 or in the years since? What special memories do you have of this section of Troostwood?
What questions do you have about it?
We’ll share your history and help to preserve it on our website. Would you like us to focus on your block next week?
Photos courtesy Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Valley Special Collections.