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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #121
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Vintage Kansas City - when the city was wide open.
"Gangsters and Jazz, when KC was a Powerhouse"
Courtesy of The Missouri Valley Special Collections of the Kansas City Library.

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Kansas City's Elevated street cars (just as they were tearing a 2 block swath of destruction for a freeway)



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1951 Flood








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Train incline from Downtown to the West Bottoms Stockyard District


The incline was so steep that it was common knowledge that you took your life into your own hands if you rode it.




1960... all of the elevated trains in the West Bottoms had been torn out. There's a huge freeway that destroyed the north side of downtown (left side of pic) and the incline train is still in place but not in use any longer and will soon be dismantled.





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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #122
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Old November 14th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #123
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Old December 4th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #124
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from eric bowers...http://http://blog.ericbowersphoto.com

Baltimore Ave & Truman Rd – KCMO















Crown Center & Union Station - KCMO








Downtown At Dusk - KCMO



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Old December 6th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #125
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Great updates!
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Old December 9th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #126
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Inside Kansas City Above-Street Skywalks

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Old December 9th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #127
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Missouri's largest city is looking good
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 07:17 PM   #128
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PAC/Crown Center/Union Station


Southwest corner of the Plaza

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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:21 AM   #129
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It seems almost impossible to get the downtown, crown center and plaza skyline all in one big panoramic picture. Would be an amazing pic if it ever does happen.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 06:49 AM   #130
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #131
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Old July 14th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #133
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Old July 17th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #134
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I've never been to KC (drove past it on the interstate in '86) but from the looks of it, I think I'd like it. I really like cities this size and the clustering of buildings downtown looks nearly perfect.

Where are all of the fountains that folks always talk about?
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Old July 20th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #135
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Kansas City never looked so good.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #136
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I've never been to KC (drove past it on the interstate in '86) but from the looks of it, I think I'd like it. I really like cities this size and the clustering of buildings downtown looks nearly perfect.

Where are all of the fountains that folks always talk about?
There are fountains all over from the north parts of the city to the south. My favorite one is in a traffic circle on Ward Parkway at Meyer blvd. Theres also a few in the parkland in the median of wark parkway.
Another cool one is between Main st and Broadway at Emanual Clever II blvd. on the Plaza.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:22 AM   #137
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Old July 25th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #140
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