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1. Art Work on Kansas City, Mo., and Vicinity Art Work on Kansas City, Mo., and Vicinity 1900 Photo of the Centropolis Hotel.

2. Centropolis Hotel Centropolis Hotel 1900 Full frontal and side view; located at 5th and Grand.

3. Centropolis Hotel Centropolis Hotel Full frontal and side view.

4. Centropolis Hotel Centropolis Hotel Advertisement for hotel.

5. Centropolis Hotel Centropolis Hotel Postcard of the Centropolis Hotel

6. Centropolis Hotel Centropolis Hotel

7. Centropolis Hotel Centropolis Hotel 1940 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...

8. Centropolis Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri Centropolis Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri July//1903 Illustration of the hotel in an ad announcing "the largest and most spacious $2.00 hotel in the city. Take Electric Park cars at Union Depot direct to hotel."

9. DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid 1921 A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...

10. Grand Avenue Grand Avenue circa 1915 View of Grand Avenue at 5th Street, with the Centropolis Hotel in the center. Identified in scrapbook as "Centropolis." Includes a view of a streetcar in the street.

11. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photo of the hotel at 5th and Grand Avenues.

12. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of Richard Patterson, organizer of "the Union Portland Cement Company" born in Pennsylvania in 1854 and coming to Kansas City in 1906 as purchaser of the Centropolis Hotel.

13. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of J. H. Van Closter, "proprietor of the Centropolis Hotel." Born in Belgium in 1856 and coming to Kansas City in 1901 as operator of "the Ashland Hotel here," later building "the Dresden...

14. KCResources, page 48 KCResources, page 48

15. Little Known Industries of Greater Kansas City, 1926-1929 Little Known Industries of Greater Kansas City, 1926-1929 1929 Reprint from the Kansas City Star (January 28, 1928) about Henry Mayor, manufacturer of his own hair dye at his home at 2827 Wyandotte Street. Former barber coming to Kansas City in 1885 at 117 East 5th...

16. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p112 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p112 1896-1907 Northern part of early Kansas City in the River Market district from Main Street east to Oak Street and from E. 3rd Street south to Independence Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and City Hall. Large...

17. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1909-1937, Page p158 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1909-1937, Page p158 1909-1937 A portion of Kansas City Old Town from E. 3rd Street south to E. Missouri Avenue and from Walnut east to Oak, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with...

18. The Autobiography of William Allen White The Autobiography of William Allen White April 29, 1905 Chapters of the book describe the journalism career in Kansas City of William Allen White, or William White, who came here in 1891 at the end of the 1880s boom. Description of the city in the early 1890s...

19. The Centropolis Hotel The Centropolis Hotel 1900? Book filled with views of the Centropolis Hotel and ads for other businesses.