Title: 1951 Flood

Description: Aerial view of 1951 flood scene looking down upon Phillips Petroleum tanks on fire; located on Southwest Boulevard near 31st Street. Schutte Lumber Company, Sweet Lumber Company and Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company in view.

Photo Label Text: A view of the flood and fire looking northwest. The flames appearing in left center are on the New Holland Machinery Company and Phillips Petroleum Company properties. The lumber shown floating in lower center escaped from several lumber companies in the vicinity. The two tanks in lower right hand corner floated from a Phillips Petroleum city delivery point as the shield sign on the upper tank will identify. The switch yards of several railroads are located in upper center.

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 28

Local Subject: Southwest Boulevard; 31st Street; Fires; Phillips Petroleum Company; Schutte Lumber Company; Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company; Lumberyards

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10010510

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

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