Title: Centropolis Hotel

Description: Street level view looking northwest at the southeast corner of 5th and Grand. The Centropolis, built in 1880, was the first hotel in Kansas City to install electric lighting. "As Kansas City moved southward and new hotels were built, the old Centropolis gradually faded. In later years only part of the imposing structure was used as a hotel" as shown in this photograph. For more about the hotel see this postcard and accompanying historical article http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Mrs,1292.

Date: 1940

Item Type: Photograph, b/w

Collection: General Collection (P1), Streets--Grand (ca. 1930-1955), Number 5

Subject: Streets; Hotels; Tailor shops;

Local Subject: Centropolis Hotel; Grand Avenue; 5th Street;

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10007500

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

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