Kansas City 1940: A Watershed Year

Kansas City 1940: A Watershed Year

by John Simonson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626193239
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: American Chronicles
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 826,979
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


John Simonson's work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites, corporate publications, museum exhibits, jazz recordings and beyond. His blog, Paris of the Plains, became the basis for Paris of the Plains: Kansas City from Doughboys to Expressways, published in 2010 by The History Press. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Home 15

6 West Sixty-second Street

Chapter 2 From Boss to Gandies 19

5650 Ward Parkway

1908 Main Street

414 East Twelfth Street

1125 Locust Street

602 East Twelfth Street

1812 Main Street

526 Westport Road

30 West Pershing Road

100 West Twenty-sixth Street

West Seventeenth and-Jarboe Streets

604 Winchester Avenue

2401 McGee Street Trafficway

920 West Twenty-eighth Street

520 Delaware Street

Chapter 3 From Vacant Lot To Modern Architecture 45

215 West Thirteenth Street

East Eleventh and Walnut Streets

1025 McGee Street

818 Wyandotte Street

3015 Indiana Avenue

1617 Park Avenue

2221 Denver Avenue

3446 Broadway

2022 Main Street

2444 Montgall Avenue

1115 Armour Boulevard

3605 Broadway

104 East Fifty-ninth Street

1500 Broadway

419 Main Street

5447 Forest Avenue

Chapter 4 From Clocks to Radios 77

1016 Baltimore Street

401 East Twenty-second Street

1302 Broadway

2747 Main Street

915 East Ninth Street

1912 Main Street

1204 Baltimore Street

5120 Rockhill Road

Brush Creek Boulevard and Oak Street

3616 Belleview Avenue

1616 Wyoming Street

Twenty-third and Wyoming Streets

558 Wabash Avenue

1305 Park Avenue

1729 Grand Avenue

Chapter 5 From Barbecue to Brimstone 105

1900 Highland Avenue

3210 Troost Avenue

Twenty-seventh Street and Troost Avenue

2600 Tracy Avenue

1512 Paseo Boulevard

2128 Brooklyn Avenue

235 Ward Parkway

4348 Locust Street

1247 West Fifty-sixth Street

3847 Broadway

1323 Jackson Avenue

4524 Mill Creek Parkway

3142 Main Street

Seventy-fifth Street and Prospect Avenue

5906 Grand Avenue

7336 Grand Avenue

301 Van Brunt Boulevard

Chapter 6 Back Home 137

203 East Sixty-eighth Street

Epilogue 141

Suggested Reading 147

Index 149

About the Author 155

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