Title: 1951 Flood

Description: Aerial view of flooded area looking east across the Fairfax Industrial District.

Photo Label Text: Aerial view of Fairfax Industrial Area looking east. The Missouri River is shown in the left hand corner and again as it swings to the south across the center of the picture. In the lower center appears the Socony-Vacuum Fairfax Terminal tanks and the Kansas City Lube Plant. Appearing in the picture immediately east of our property is the International Harvester Company and to its right the Sunshine Biscuit Company. In the left center is the Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac plant. The Phillips Petroleum Company Refinery is shown in the right center. Immediately to the left of the Phillips tanks are two hangars of the Fairfax Airport, and the runways and landing strips are completely submerged as shown to the left of these hangars.

Date: 1951

Photographer: Unknown

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 11" x 14"

Collection: 1951 Flood Photographs (P15)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36847

Location: P15, Box 1, Photograph Number 20

Local Subject: General Motors; 1951 Flood; Fairfax Industrial District; Aerials

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10010502

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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