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Photograph, B/w, 5' ...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
A New Place to Land
Article describes the transformation of the former BMA Tower at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway into luxury condominiums ("a residential Ritz-Carlton"). Renamed One Park Place, the tower, designed...
View of an abandoned automobile and foliage in the area of Southwest Trafficway and Roanoke Road north of Westport Road.
Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing the area around 39th Street and Southwest Trafficway. Map identified from set as Section 19, Township 49N, Range 33W, S-77.
An Uneasy Peace Settles over Valentine
Article about the distinctive architecture and character of the Valentine residential area between 31st and 39th Streets, Broadway Boulevard, and Southwest Trafficway largely owned and maintained by the...
Automobile on Cinder Blocks
Non-functioning automobile on cinder blocks near the area of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Road.
Automobiles near Shed
Two automobiles near a fence and shed in the area of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Road.
Automobiles, Home and Shed
Automobiles, home and shed in the area of Southwest Trafficway and Roanoke Road north of Westport Road.
B.M.A. Dedication Attracts 1,800
October 21, 1963
BMA Building, 19 stories tall, at 31st and Southwest Trafficway completed at a cost of $9 million, dedicated on October 21, 1963, replacing old home office at 215 West Pershing Road.
View of BMA Tower, located at 31st and Southwest Trafficway, facing northwest. Architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill received an award for architectural excellence for their design of the building.
The high-rise white marble BMA Tower is the home office of BMA at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway. The BMA Tower received architectural acclaim upon its completion in 1963 and among other awards received...
View of BMA Tower, 31st and Southwest Trafficway, looking southwest.
BMA Tower Profile (Business Men's Assurance Company)
Building near Southwest Trafficway
View of structure near Southwest Trafficway in the area of Westport Road.
Capote, Over Easy
February 9-15, 2006
Article noting the staying power of Nichols Lunch, an all-night diner located at 3906 Waddell (near 39th and Southwest Trafficway). The author notes that the restaurant turns 84 years old in 2006, having...
Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid
A group of 108 color slides of images of Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Eldridge, an amateur photographer. The photos include buildings, fountains, hospitals, rooftop views of downtown...
Downtown Industrial Area Plan: Area Plan 14
Land use, long-range plans, and maps of the Downtown business district, bounded by Crosstown Freeway, Kansas City Terminal Tracks, Southwest Trafficway, and Troost Avenue.
April 13, 2002
View of the Firefighters Fountain located at 31st and Pennsylvania in Kansas City, Missouri. The BMA Tower building is in the view on the left, located at 31st and Southwest Trafficway.
Great Flow of Vehicles Begins Viaduct Travel
Photos and caption about the literal crowds of cars lined up to begin driving on the inaugural day of Southwest Trafficway.
Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid
Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...
Kansas City Orphan Boys Home
Full frontal and partial side view of Kansas City Orphan Boys Home; located on the northwest corner of Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway.
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