Title: Armour Boulevard

Description: Postcard of Armour Boulevard

Historical Article: Simeon B. Armour of the meat packing family was a Kansas City enthusiast, a large landholder and a powerful supporter of the early park and boulevard system. He was a member of the park board from 1892 until 1901. Armour boulevard, extending from Broadway to the Paseo, was named in his honor.

Pictured is the block between Main street and Warwick boulevard. The turreted 3-story red brick mansion of Kirkland B. Armour is seen in the distance. In the center is the yellow brick home of his sister, Mrs. Edward W. Smith, and her husband, a grain dealer.

The large cut stone square residence in the left foreground was owned by A.J. King of the King Realty company. It was here that the city archivist, George Fuller Green, and Miss Nina King were married in 1914. (Both remember leaving old Union depot on their wedding trip, and returning three weeks later to the new Union Station.)

Office buildings of Interstate Bakeries and the Standard Oil company and a service station occupy the block today.

Kansas City Times
September 7, 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: Streets; Armour, Kirkland B.; Armour Boulevard; Armour Residence

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000029

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

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