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Armour Boulevard
Armour Boulevard
TitleArmour Boulevard
DescriptionPostcard of Armour Boulevard
Historical ArticleSimeon B. Armour of the meat packing family was a Kansas City enthusiast, a large landholder and a powerful supporter of the early park and boulevard system. He was a member of the park board from 1892 until 1901. Armour boulevard, extending from Broadway to the Paseo, was named in his honor.

Pictured is the block between Main street and Warwick boulevard. The turreted 3-story red brick mansion of Kirkland B. Armour is seen in the distance. In the center is the yellow brick home of his sister, Mrs. Edward W. Smith, and her husband, a grain dealer.

The large cut stone square residence in the left foreground was owned by A.J. King of the King Realty company. It was here that the city archivist, George Fuller Green, and Miss Nina King were married in 1914. (Both remember leaving old Union depot on their wedding trip, and returning three weeks later to the new Union Station.)

Office buildings of Interstate Bakeries and the Standard Oil company and a service station occupy the block today.

Kansas City Times
September 7, 1968

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectStreets
Armour, Kirkland B.
Armour Boulevard
Armour Residence
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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