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Troost Avenue
Troost Avenue
TitleTroost Avenue
DescriptionPostcard of Troost Avenue looking North towards 31st Street
Historical ArticleTroost Avenue is lined with automobiles, many of them Model T Fords, in this 1920s post card scene looking north toward 31st.

Street car passengers riding 31st Street or Troost Avenue cars were given transfers for changing cars at this important intersection.

The Rossington apartments are in the right background. The Westover office building, also on the east side of Troost, furnished space to many of Kansas City's leading doctors and dentists. Among the latter was Dr. W. J. Brady, one of our first orthodontists.

Other businesses on the east side of Troost as listed by directories of the 1920s were: Westover Chocolate Shop; Strauss Peyton Studio; Mary A. Dougherty, millinery; Barclay Corset Shop; Epperly-Crane, corsets; Michelson Building; Prudential Insurance Company; National Benevolent Society, and Swyden Rug and Drapery Company.

The west side of the street shows the new 6-story Joseph C. Wirthman building housing Wirthman's Drugstore on the corner and the offices of many physicians and dentists; the Isis Theater, one of Kansas City's finest early day movie houses (built in 1918); the Isis Cafeteria, in the basement at 3104; Louise W. Winter Millinery Shop; Mary Lane Dry Goods; Humfeld-Orear Floral Company; Dinty Moore's Restaurant; Baldwin Piano Store; and the Monkey Steam Dye Works.

The Christian Science Church at the northeast corner of 31st and Troost cannot be seen in this view, since it was located back from the street on a wide lawn. A J. C. Penny store now occupies the old church site.

Kansas City Times
December 14, 1974

Streets Postcard Categories Special Collections

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