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Armour Boulevard
Armour Boulevard
TitleArmour Boulevard
DescriptionPostcard of Armour Boulevard
Historical ArticleA postcard published in black and white pictures a stretch of Armour Boulevard with vintage automobiles parked parallel to the curb on both sides of the street. The broad sidewalk is bordered by rows of shade trees.

Armour Boulevard, which extends from Broadway to the Paseo, was named honoring Simeon D. Armour of the meatpacking family. He was a Kansas City enthusiast, a large land holder and a powerful supporter of Kansas City's new boulevard system. He was a member of the park board from 1892-1901.

The postcard was mailed from the U.S. post office substation in an early Live Stock Exchange building located between Bell and State Line and stradling the Missouri-Kansas State Line. The flag cancellation on the green one-cent stamp reads Stock Yards Station. Kansas City, Kansas.

The message on the reverse side of the card reads: My dear: We are sight seeing in Kansas City. Jack got more for his cattle and hogs than he expected, so we are buying more things for the house. Your husband is independent. Better have him send his next shipment to the Charles Dixon Commission Co. Yours Jennie.

It was mailed to Mrs. W.H. Johnson, Stokesbury, Mo.

Robert G. Thomas, today's owner of the Dixon Commission Co., said the company had always handled a lot of stock from Stokesbury and that general area of Missouri. Thomas's father worked for the Dixon company from 1921 to 1956 and became part owner.

Today the company operates under the old name of Dixon Livestock Co. It is located on the Missouri side in the modern nine-story Live Stock Exchange Building on Genessee Street at 16th.

Kansas City Times
September 25, 1987

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