Title: Main Street, Cyclone Damage

Description: Exterior view of the 500 block on Main Street that sustained damage from a cyclone in Kansas City, Missouri. One of the destroyed buildings was the Jones Dry Goods Store (557 & 561). The building in the forefront sold playing cards. The sign remaining on the window says "DOERR/603/...of PLAYING CARDS," and what looks like a cigar store Indian also remains with the words Playing Cards on its base. Written on the front of the photograph in ink, "wrecked by cyclone K. C. Mo."

Date: 1899-11-05

Item Type: Photograph, sepia, 10 x 11.5 inches

Collection: General Collection (P1), Oversize A, # 12

Notes: The 1899 Kansas City city directory has a Chris Doerr at 603 Main Street listed as cigar manufacturer.

See Also: This view before the cyclone-- http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Montgomery,8184 and this Sanborn map http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Sanborn,124

Subject: Buildings; Cigar store Indians; Cyclones; Disasters; Storms; Tornadoes; Weather;

Local Subject: Main Street; Jones Dry Goods Company;

Digital Format: jpg

Barcode: 10013581

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

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