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Centropolis Hotel
Centropolis Hotel
TitleCentropolis Hotel
DescriptionStreet level view looking northwest at the southeast corner of 5th and Grand. The Centropolis, built in 1880, was the first hotel in Kansas City to install electric lighting. "As Kansas City moved southward and new hotels were built, the old Centropolis gradually faded. In later years only part of the imposing structure was used as a hotel" as shown in this photograph. For more about the hotel see this postcard and accompanying historical article http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Mrs,1292.
Date1940
Item TypePhotograph, b/w
CollectionGeneral Collection (P1), Streets--Grand (ca. 1930-1955), Number 5
SubjectStreets
Hotels
Tailor shops
Local SubjectCentropolis Hotel
Grand Avenue
5th Street
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode10007500
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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