Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Giving the Life Magazine a break, we continue onto the May 1914 issue of the Rotarian Magazine which was largely dedicated to Kansas City. Filled with photos and articles where mustachioed men took turns extolling the virtues of Kansas City, its businesses, theaters, schools, real estate and architecture. If you are bored at work a fan of Kansas City history, you should be reading this magazine already. 1914 was the year when the Kansas City Union Station was opened and the magazine dedicates the cover and several pages of photographs and essays to the “largest Union Station in the world”.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

The largest Union Station in the world

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Hotel Baltimore - Absolutely fireproof

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Some of the Kansas City hotels

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Views of Kansas City's new $8,000,000.00 Union Station

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Grand Lobby and general waiting room of new Union Station

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

The only railway station fronting on a park and a boulevard.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Views of Kansas City's Municipal Wharf, Railroad office building and yards.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Glimpses of Kansas City's world famous parks and boulevards.Swope Park, Paseo, Cliff Drive

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Troost Park Lake, Golf Links and Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Parrk, Kansas City

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Restful scenes along the parks and boulevards of Kansas City

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Fishing in the heart of the City, the Concourse and Cliff Drive spring.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City's office buildings: Republic Building, Victor Building, Grand Avenue Temple Building and Church, Commerce Building, Sharp Building.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City office buildings: Scarritt Building, Kling Building, Waldheim Building, Deardorff Building, Rialto Building.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

A few buildings now under construction in Kansas City.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Some theaters of Kansas City

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

County Courthouse and City Hall of Kansas City

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City public buildings: Public Bath, Convention Hall, General Hospital, Institutional Church, Public Library, Fire Department Headquarters, Federal Building.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City public buildings: Masonic Temple, Boy's Hotel, Board of Trade, Fidelity Building, Kansas City Star Building, Y.M.C.A, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City - a city of beautiful homes

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Types of moderate priced residences which have given Kansas City a world-wide reputation as a home city.

 

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Diversified styles of architecture which make Kansas City residence districts unusually attractive.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Representative public school buildings of which Kansas City has eighty four.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City Churches seen along the boulevards.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City financial district: The Argyle Building, Walnut Street, A Retail District.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Inter-city viaduct, Type of Kansas City bank architecture, Twelfth Street looking East.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Petticoat Lane - Skyscraper District

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Views in Retail District of Kansas City

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Views in Kansas City's Wholesale District.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Modern Manufacturing Plants of Kansas City

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City has 1,224 manufacturing establishments with an invested capital of 125 million dollars.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Views around the Stock Yards, showing the live stock exchange building - the largest in the world.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Kansas City mills and elevators.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Related: Berkowitz Envelope Co.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Related: Jenkins Music Company.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

If you want to hang a horse thief, use Morse rope.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

  • http://twitter.com/DarkEndSt Chloe

    The are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Bob

    Great pics, glad you found them for us.