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Kansas City Livestock Exchange Building
Kansas City Livestock Exchange Building
TitleKansas City Livestock Exchange Building
DescriptionPostcard of the Livestock Exchange Building
Historical ArticleThis red brick building, with the Kay river in the background, was completed in 1895, the third to serve the Kansas City Livestock exchange. It was at Sixteenth street and State line, two blocks west of the present exchange Building, erected in 1910.

A strip of colored tile across the floor or the lobby indicated the state line. Most of the structure was in Kansas; its successor is entirely in Missouri.

In the 1903 flood cattle and hogs were driven into the elevated chutes and runways over the yards, and even into the corridors of the upper floors of the exchange building. Here they were kept and fed until the flood subsided. The yards were extensively damaged, and the foundation of the exchange building was so weakened that a new building was necessary.

The present 9-story structure is the largest livestock exchange building in the world.

A concrete 3-story hog and sheep house now occupies the site of the building. It is four blocks long and about a block wide, and runs from Twelfth to Sixteenth street along the Kaw river, the finest building of its kind anywhere today.

Kansas City Times
October 19, 1968

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectStockyards
Livestock Exchange Building
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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