Title: Convention Hall

Description: Postcard of old Convention Hall building

Historical Article: The Convention hall shown here housed two national political conventions. Democrats met there in 1900 and nominated William Jennings Bryan for President Republicans, in 1928, chose Herbert Hoover.

The hall was built in 90 days when its predecessor, erected by popular subscription in 1899, burned on April 4, 1900. With the Democrats due to meet there July 4, pledges of $20,000 toward rebuilding were made while the fire raged. It was called Kansas City's finest hour when the hall was ready in time for the convention.

Old Convention hall served until the present Municipal Auditorium was complete in 1935. Then it was torn down and in time its site was covered by the Auditorium Plaza garage.

Kansas City Times
August 3, 1968

Author: Ray, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)

Item Type: Postcard

Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981

Location: SC58

Local Subject: Buildings; Convention Hall (second); Convention Hall

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000025

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

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