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A Walking Tour of Kansas City, Missouri - Central Business District, West of Main Street (Look Up, America!)
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour is ready to explore when you are.
Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.
Where the mighty Missouri River makes a sharp bend to the north early settlers wishing to travel overland westward landed their boats and disembarked. And it was this quirk of geography that led to the founding of the “Town of Kansas” in 1838. It vied with the nearby settlements of Independence and Westport and Leavenworth as the jumping off point for travelers on the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail and the California Trail.
The tussling for supremacy among western Missouri frontier towns was decided in 1867 when the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad picked Kansas City instead of Leavenworth as the place to build the first bridge across the Missouri River. The Hannibal Bridge established Kansas City as the “Crossroads of the Country.” Leavenworth was twice as big as Kansas City at the time; today its population is about 35,000 while new railroad center Kansas City went on to annex Westport and become a major league American metropolis.
The first stockyards were constructed by the new rail line in 1871 and Kansas City would become second only to Chicago in processing meat. No city would handle more horses and mules. No city would ship more hay and grain than Kansas City.
Kansas City boomtown money attracted the country’s best architectural talent. The influential New York firm of McKim, Mead and White won several commissions in town in the late 1800s; Chicago skyscraper pioneers Holabird and Roche came to Kansas City in the early 1900s to build alongside respected locals like Hoit, Price & Barnes; and Frank Lloyd Wright designed three buildings here. As a result Kansas City is well-represented on compilation lists of great American buildings.
Our walking tour of the Central Business District west of Main Street will include the Power & Light District anchored by its namesake Art Deco treasure, the Power and Light Building, but before we get there we’ll begin in the Library District and its namesake structure...
Greetings From Kansas City Missouri Original Vintage Postcard
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Categories: US State & Town Views,Missouri,Kansas City, Large Letter
Publisher: Kansas City News Distributors
Original Vintage Postcard: Greetings From Kansas City Missouri Heart of America Key to views on other side :- K - The Scout, Penn Valley Park A - Palisades, Kersey Coats Drive N - Lily Pond, Country Club District S - The Groves Wading Pool A - Nelson Gallery of Art S - Oriental Garden, Country Club District C - Power and Light Co, Building I - The Liberty Memorial T - Swimming Pools, The Groves Y - Jacob L Loose Park
Type: Linen Unused Published by Kansas City News Distributors Condition: Please view the product photos - we provide photos of the front and back of most items so you can see the exact condition
From our poster with the same name.
Super high resolution (12.7 MB) scan of a vintage linen postcard of the Business District of Kansas City (KC) Missouri, completely restored and retouched, with the Kansas City Power and Light Company,...
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Super high resolution (12.7 MB) scan of a vintage linen postcard of the Business District of Kansas City (KC) Missouri,...
Clay Walker, Brett Eldredge, and Charlie Worsham Concert Recap - Kansas City 5/1/13
summer in Kansas City. That means free country music concerts at the Kansas City & Power Light District sponsored by Q104, Miller Lite and Central States Beverage. Should be at almost all of them except where I am out of town or have baseball games. Last night was the Downtown Hoedown with Clay Walker, Brett Eldredge & Charlie Worsham. It was a long,.
Video Tour of the Kansas City Power and Light "Live Block"
A video blog from opening night at the Kansas City Power and Light District. The "Live Block" area opened several of the bars and restaurants and this video ...
Questions of Customers
What is the best SUITE to stay at in the Power and Light District, Kansas City, MO?
Going to the power and light district in Kansas City, MO for my 21st and I need to find a hotel with very roomy suites for my and my friends. Help?
Marriot hotel. Its close and across from u s bank.ignore the other comment that girl thinks troost ave is cool. Shes trash. Alot tourists go to power and light i havent because its rather...
What area of Kansas City should be book our hotel?
We are from Los Angeles and looking for an area that is more "unique" Kansas City.
The Power & Light District and Country Club Plaza have a lot of the same stores & restaurants that we have.
Any suggestions for hotels would also be good....
Westport or the Cross Roads art district. Those are all very uniquely Kansas City. If your interested in black kansas city culture than the 18th and Vine district.
The Kansas City Star
May 19. By RICK MONTGOMERY. . Dark clouds brewed Sunday over the Power & Light District. But the New Red Onion Jazz Babies played on, and Topeka clay artist Victoria Gauerke was determined to keep her booth going to the end.
Artists gear up for KC Power & Light District art show
There's a herd of 4- to 8-ton animals along Walnut Street in Downtown Kansas City — but don't be alarmed. Walnut and 14th streets have been decked out with tents filled with works of art from throughout the country. Artists are preparing to kick off
Coming to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the Kansas City Power & Light District? Veterans and those currently... http://t.co/vPHIW5A2t1
Moon Kansas City
Published by Avalon Travel 2011
Questions of accountability and fairness remain after charter school’s reprieve
The lofty promise that is Gordon Parks Elementary School has won a reprieve, at least temporarily. A Hail Mary effort to save the school came through Tuesday when a judge granted an injunction against the state’s order that the school shut ...
Lee’s Summit power outage affect thousands after storm
a spokesperson for Kansas City Power & Light. The outage lasted 19 hours before all customers had service, she said, but for Jennifer Heeney of Lee’s Summit, the outage was too long. “I haven’t been able to work,” said Heeney ...
Jesse Pringle, left, and Shawn Wright celebrated the premiere of their web series "Kill Em All" May 18 at the Dubliner in Kansas City's Power and Light District. Pringle, who created, wrote, produced and stars in the series, and Wright ...