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Victor Building
Victor Building
TitleVictor Building
DescriptionPostcard of the Victor Building
Historical ArticleThe tall, narrow Victor Building, at left, is pictured on a 1909 post card. The building, on the northwest corner of 10th and Main, had a frontage of only 27 1/2 feet on Main, but extended half a block west on 10th. The entrance was on 10th.

A sign of a tenant reads, Barfield. The 1909 city directory gives this listing: Theodore M. Barfield, Gents' Clothing, 8 W. 10th. Barfield residence 1006 Benton Boulevard.

The right side of the card shows a partial view of the New England Bank Building at the southeast corner of 10th and Baltimore. Pictured are its tall arched bronze window frames, said to have been the only ones of the kind in Kansas City at the time.

They are still in place in the building, now expanded to 16 stories and today known as the Insurance Exchange Building.

The old Victor Building was razed in 1965. Today the $14-million, 20-story office building and parking facility, TenMain, occupies the Victor site as well as the remainder of the block.

The small four-story brick building adjacent to the Victor Building and pictured at the left side of the card was razed in the 1960's for the erection of an addition to the marble pillared First National Bank at 10th and Baltimore.

Kansas City Times
November 26, 1982

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