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1. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

2. Admiral Boulevard Admiral Boulevard 1885 Rooftop view looking east along Admiral from Midland Hotel at Grand Avenue.

3. Central City of the West Central City of the West July//1900 Article stating Kansas City's population as 250,000 in 1900. Discussion of the city's history and planning developments, with photographs of the West Bottoms, Chase School, Midland Hotel lobby, Fairmount...

4. Cyclorama and the Midland Hotel Cyclorama and the Midland Hotel 1887 Rooftop view looking northwest from near 8th and McGee at the Cyclorama theater and the Midland Hotel under construction. The cyclorama is advertising the showing of the Battle of Gettysburg.

5. Downtown Skyline Downtown Skyline 1885 Looking north along Grand near 7th. Also shows Midland Hotel.

6. Elks' Club Building Elks' Club Building Postcard of the Elk's Club Building

7. Grand Avenue Grand Avenue 1900 Looking north along Grand from 10th.

8. Grand Avenue Grand Avenue 1895 Looking north along Grand from 8th.

9. Grand Avenue Grand Avenue 1900 Looking north along Grand from 8th.

10. Grand Avenue, South from 8th Street Grand Avenue, South from 8th Street Postcard of Grand Avenue, South from 8th Street

11. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photo of the Midland Hotel at 7th and Walnut Streets.

12. James L. Lombard Residence James L. Lombard Residence Postcard of James L. Lombard Residence at 1805 Jefferson

13. Joan Crawford Joan Crawford Billie Cassin, known later as Joan Crawford, moved to Kansas City, Missouri, around 1917 when she was nine years old. The family lived at 403 E. 9th Street in what was the New Midland Hotel.

14. Kansas City and Its One Hundred Foremost Men Kansas City and Its One Hundred Foremost Men 1925 Photo and bio of James Ketner, "dean of the profession" of hoteliers in Kansas City and a native of Leavenworth, Kansas. Description of his career, coming to Kansas City "in 1895 as assistant secretary...

15. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and autobiography of William Whitehead Taylor, or William Taylor, a retired brickmaker and building contractor. Born in England in 1844 and raised in Kansas City during the border warfare and Civil...

16. 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 Delevan James Dean, or Delevan Dean, "president of the Baltimore Hotel Company, operating the Baltimore, of Kansas City, and the Connor, of Joplin, Missouri," as well as the Midland Hotel...

17. 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 Allen Dean, "a member of the firm of Dean Brothers, conducting the Baltimore, which by reason of the recent changes and improvements made, is today the finest hotel in the west," born...

18. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of James Ketner, "manager of the Densmore, one of the leading hotels of Kansas City," born in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1869 and coming to Kansas City in 1894. Starting out as manager...

19. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of John Seddon, "one of Kansas City's most prominent and best known contractors and builders." Born in England in 1849 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1866 with his parents as a brickmason....

20. Kansas City: Published by Lonas & Boedtker Kansas City: Published by Lonas & Boedtker //19?? One paragraph on the hotel at 7th and Grand Avenues, "one of the largest hotels west of New York City; is eight stories high, thoroughly fire proof. .."