Title: Board of Trade Building

Description: Postcard of Kansas City's Board of Trade Building at 8th and Wyandotte Streets

Historical Article: This postcard picture, taken at the turn of the century, shows Kansas City's handsome Board of Trade building, at the northwest corner of Eighth and Wyandotte streets.

The 7-story building with its decorative tower was the center of grain trading between 1887 and 1925. The 2-story windows seen in the upper part of the wing (left in the photograph) indicate the location of the former trading hall of the Board of Trade.

The year 1869 is regarded as the birth of Kansas City's Board of Trade. The first officers were T.K. Hanna, president; M. Dively and S. S. Matthews, vice-presidents; D. M. Kean, secretary and Howard M. Holden, treasurer.

The trading hall at that time was in a room in a building on Union avenue, across the street from the old Union depot in the West Bottoms. Corn in wagonload lots was the prime commodity then, with wheat secondary, and transactions were handled on a cash basis.

Kansas City Times
February 7, 1970

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: Board of Trade; Board of Trade Building (Second)

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000103

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

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