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Dixon Hotel
Dixon Hotel
TitleDixon Hotel
DescriptionPostcard of the Dixon Hotel
Historical ArticleThe Dixon hotel at the southeast corner of Baltimore and 12th Street was built in 1912.

The promotional postcard, in color, has this legend on the reverse side: Dixon Hotel: 200 rooms, all with tile bath and radio. Located in the heart of the theater and shopping district. A block and a half from Municipal Auditorium.

This was a neighborhood of hotels. Across the street north was the Baltimore, said to be with a single exception, the largest hotel in America, outside of New York, at the time of Democratic Convention in Kansas City, in 1900. (The Palmer in Chicago was larger.)

Diagonally across the street, northwest, was the old Glennon Hotel, famous for housing Harry Truman's Haberdashery, and where Mr. Truman started his political career.

Three years after the Dixon hotel opened, the Muehlebach Hotel was built, giving Kansas City four big hotels at the intersection of 12th and Baltimore.

The Dixon hotel came alive under the control of John G. Kling, president of the Kansas City Blues and Chicago Cubs catcher in the early part of the century, and Bennie Allen, pocket billiard champion of the world.

Today the site of the old Dixon is scheduled to be used for the erection of Kansas City's tallest building, One Kansas City Place. The project is part of the revival of the Downtown business and entertainment district that recently opened the Vista International Hotel, farther west on 12th Street, between Wyandotte and Central.

City Center Square occupies the site of the old Baltimore Hotel.

Kansas City Times
February 22, 1975

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