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el Torreon Dance Hall
Jack O'lantern Dance H...
Pla-mor Amusement Cent...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
M S Rosenblath
William E Connelley
Bailing Out a Ballroom
August 8, 2006
The owner of the El Torreon building located at 3101 Gillham Plaza has decided to stop the all-ages live music venue shows that were being held there. The 32,000-square-foot building with a historic second-floor...
Bent's Old Fort and Its Builders
Photos and article about Bent's Fort in southeastern Colorado as a stop near the Santa Fe Trail and its builders (mainly members of the Bent family of Missouri) and other traders there such as mountain...
Biography of Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), Jazz Great
Biography of Ernest O. Brostrom (1888-1969), Architect
Board of Review Overturns License Denial
Photo and article about Club Millennium, a "dance hall at 6000 Independence Ave." receving a liquor license in an overturned court decision in 2001.
March 9, 2008
Feature article about the Cowtown Ballroom, located in the former El Torreon ballroom at 3109 Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The Cowtown Ballroom opened July 1971 and closed Sept. 16, 1974. It...
Dance Hall Scene
View of people dancing with many of the men in uniform. Probably taken in Chicago during the 1940s. Joe Sanders and band were performing.
Information about former dance hall at 39th and Main Streets.
Death of Robert Rhoades
January 21, 1956
Obituary for Robert Rhoades, 76, who played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 1903 to 1909 and for the Kansas City Blues until he retired in 1913. Rhoades also built and operated the...
El Torreon Dance Hall
Frontal view; located at Gilliam Plaza and 31st Street.
Grand Avenue, North from 12th Street
Postcard of Grand Avenue, North from 12th Street
Jazz Now in the Council
March 5, 1922
Article from Kansas City Star stating an alderman bans "that class rhythmic noises commonly known as jazz music." Full text of article reproduced below
Jim Bridger Monument
Postcard of the Jim Bridger Monument
Joe Sanders and Band Performing
Dance Hall scene with Joe Sanders and his band performing, probably in Chicago, Illinois. People dancing in the foreground with many of the men in uniform.
Kansas City's First Flight
Illustration and article about the first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City--on December 24, 1909 in Overland Park, Kansas--promoted William Strang, "or W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner,...
Memories of the Pla-Mor
History of the "recreation center" and dance hall at Main Street and 31st Terrace, razed in 1972 but host to such muscial entertainers as Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Frank Sinatra.
Past Lives: Still Intact
1920s dance hall stage for such luminaries as a pre-Hollywood Joan Crawford, before waning interest for live music in the Great Depression.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p089
Southern part of early Kansas City in the Hyde Park area on the outskirts of Westport from W. 39th Street south to Westport Avenue and from Central Street east to Main Street, showing buildings, streets,...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1909-1937, Page p247
A portion of Kansas City from E. 13th Street south to E. 15th Street and from Lydia Avenue east to Highland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...
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