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Valentine Road
Valentine Road
TitleValentine Road
DescriptionPostcard of Valentine Road
Historical ArticleValentine Road curves west from Broadway near 37th Street to Roanoke Road through a neighborhood of fine homes. The road is only about a mile in length. It was named honoring P. A. Valentine, who had large real estate holdings in Kansas City at the turn of the century. It first appeared in city directories in 1901.

An early-day automobile is pictured at the curb on the old post card published about 1910 by Hall Brothers. Residents of the area who did not have automobiles could take the Roanoke street car, whose route ran from State Line and 43rd to the Junction (9th and Main) by way of Summit. The 39th Street line was also nearby.

Easy access to the downtown district and to the Livestock Exchange Building in the stockyards made the Valentine Road and Roanoke neighborhood a popular one. Norman school and Roanoke Park were added attractions.

One of the fine homes was that of George S. Hovey, president of the Interstate National Bank in the stockyards, at 1005 Valentine Road. The Hovey residence was used by the Junior Women's Philharmonic Association for its Designers Showcase in 1972.

Kansas City Times
October 26, 1979

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