Old Photos: Still More Photos from 1938 Kansas City

From the author who brought to you Kansas City 1938, More from 1938 Kansas City, and critically acclaimed Even more of 1938 Kansas City, comes long-awaited:

Still More Photos from  1938 Kansas City

(not available in 3-d)

The truth is, I am lazy, my car is in the shop and I have nothing better to do working tirelessly to entertain you. Some of those might have been used in the previous posts, sorry.

Inscription on the building "The Truth Shall Make You Free" © Time Inc. William Vandivert

Union Station.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Kansas City Skyline. © Time Inc. William Vandivert

Fairmount Maternity Hospital? © Time Inc. William Vandivert

In the first half of 1934, Dr. J.E. Cavanaugh wanted to build a building at 4911 E 27th St, had previously been Fairmount Maternity Hospital, chiefly for unmarried mothers. Dr. Cavanaugh stated that in order for Mrs. W.W. Henderson , head of the Children’s Bureau of the State *Eleempaynary Board (*this is how it’s spelled in the report, I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean) to grant his license, he had to place babies that were intended for adoption, through the Evans Home. He stated further that Mrs. Henderson wanted all such commercial institutions turn their babies over to the Evans Home, but his was the only one that did so. He agreed to do so partly because he needed his licenses, and partly because he had no objections in doing so. Had it not been for Mrs. Henderson’s suggestion however, sending adoptable babies to the Evans Home would not have occurred to him. The adoptions through his hospital would have been handled directly through the Juvenile Court, as it was at the Willows and Fairmount.

Woolworth on the Plaza.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Bicyclists. © Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Fred Lord's Auto Service.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Downtown Airport.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Ensley Lane.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Muehlebach Hotel. © Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Gillis Burlesk.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Winnie Winkle.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

Chesterfield Club.© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

  • Bob

    Ah, the KC just before I was born, but not so far back that it wasn’t like this when I was young.  I don’t know whether to wax nostalgic or be ashamed.  I would say, however, that I’m completely in favor of bringing back a Woolworth’s to the Plaza.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PWYDPZXTHCLKA3FZQZQ2G3FZB4 Tavis H

    Fun fact, the airplane that is shown right outside of the Downtown airport was a DC-3, which in 1942 would be involved in a mid-air collision, but would be able to land heavily damaged at the downtown airport.   http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=25689