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1. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City July/16/1922 Portraits and biographical article about Louis Wayland Shouse, or Louis Shouse, "secretary and manager, Convention Hall." Born in Kansas City on the northwest corner of 7th and Walnut Streets in 1867 and...

2. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City October/14/1923 Portraits and biographical sketch of Lawrence Lehman, "manager [of the] Orpheum theater," born in Los Angeles in 1886 and coming to Kansas City about 1898. Starting out as "assistant treasurer of the old...

3. White Hotel White Hotel Postcard of the Hotel White

4. Westgate Hotel Westgate Hotel Postcard of the Westgate Hotel

5. Ward Perry Ward Perry February/10/1957 Obituary for Ward Perry, a pianist and organist formerly at the old Garden Theater, Orpheum Theater, Main Street Theater, Plaza Royale, and Putsch's 210 until dying at the age of 68 in 1957.

6. Theater Fire Theater Fire January/19/1893 Article with illustration about the fire practically destroying the 9th Street Theater at 9th and May Streets. Later renovated into the Orpheum Theater.

7. Theater Council: Nostrum for a Headless Chicken Theater Council: Nostrum for a Headless Chicken November//1962 Essay proposing the formation of a "Greater Kansas City Theater Council" for organization of the productions at local live theaters such as the Resident Theater (formerly on Linwood Boulevard), the Circle...

8. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1939-1958, Page p027 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1939-1958, Page p027 1939-1958 A portion of Kansas City from W. 11th Street south to W. 13th Street and from Wyandotte east to Baltimore, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining area....

9. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page p054 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page p054 1909-1938 A portion of Kansas City from W. 14th Street south to W. 16th Street and from Wyandotte east to Main, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...

10. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p007 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p007 1895-1907 Northern part of early Kansas City in the Garment District from W. 7th Street south to W. 10th Street and from Washington east to Central. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page showing adjoining...

11. Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...

12. Plan Convention Site: Contracts for Construction of Center on Old Orpheum Theater Property Have Been Plan Convention Site: Contracts for Construction of Center on Old Orpheum Theater Property Have Been Let by the Hotel Muehlebach January 31, 1965 Illustration, caption, and article about a proposed "large and modern convention center on the old Orpheum theater site" planned for 1966 by the Hotel Muehlebach on Baltimore Avenue, complete with expansions...

13. Over Three Million Dollars Over Three Million Dollars March/14/1914 Article referring to the new Orpheum Theater as one of the country's finest theaters, facing Baltimore Avenue.

14. Orpheum Theater Profile Orpheum Theater Profile 2003

15. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater Postcard of Orpheum Theater

16. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater November 19, 1961 Article with an interior photo of the soon-to-be-demolished Orpheum Theater and description of its past showings of famous actors, including vaudeville, Fanny Brice, and Tom Mix.

17. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater

18. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater 1900 Full frontal and side view of first theater; located on northeast corner of 9th and May.

19. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater 1920 Full frontal and partial side view of second theater; located at 1212 Baltimore.

20. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater circa 1930s Exterior, street level view of the Orpheum Theater located at 12th and Baltimore in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. According to the sign on the front of the building when this picture was taken, the theater...