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.
Today, we look at residences, businesses, and apartment buildings in the Volker neighborhood, from 38th Street south to 39th Street, and State Line Road east to Bell Street
Johnson Hardware, at 1800 West 39th, and Rainbow Grocery Company, at 1802 West 39th, are among the buildings pictured.
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 West 39th Street or Volker? 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? Send us an email.
Photos courtesy Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Valley Special Collections.