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 and businesses in the West Plaza neighborhood, from 45th Street south to 46th Street, from Bell to State Line. The block included several businesses including Phillips Market and Wright’s Lunch on 45th and a number of small residences.
The slideshow we have posted below shows the structures that existed that year.
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 this area?
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.