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1. Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri April 1964 Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing the area around 39th Street and Main Street. Westport Branch Library is visible. Map identified from set as Section 20, Township 49N,...

2. Allen (Westport) Library Allen (Westport) Library N.d. Full, street level view of the main entrance side of the Allen Library, later named the Westport Library of the Kansas City Public Library. Located at 118 Westport Road.

3. Branches of the Kansas City Public Library Branches of the Kansas City Public Library Photos, illustrations, and information on the various branch libraries of the Kansas City Public Library system (and their murals, etc.), including the Westport Branch Library, the East Branch Library...

4. Exterior Repairs Scheduled for Westport Library Exterior Repairs Scheduled for Westport Library May//1980 Photo and description of the Westport Library, or Westport Branch Library of the Kansas City Public Library system, built in 1898 at Wyandotte and Westport Roads and being restored in 1980, originally...

5. Handwritten Lyrics to Song "America" Handwritten Lyrics to Song "America" 1892 Framed (17 in. x 19 in.), handwritten lyrics to the song "America." Includes four verses with the author's name, S. [Samuel] F. [Francis] Smith, included at the end. Inscribed at the bottom: "Written in...

6. Historic Westport: The Allen Library Historic Westport: The Allen Library July 1, 1981 The story of the building of the library in Westport, organized by Judge Arthur M. Allen in the late 1890s, at 118 Westport Road.

7. John E. Perucca John E. Perucca October 22, 2006 Obituary for John E. Perucca, a "modern-day Westport pioneer" who founded Pryde's Old Westport housewares and kitchen store. Perucca was instrumental in the transformation of Westport into a vibrant community,...

8. Kansas City. ..The Way We Were Kansas City. ..The Way We Were //1981 Photo of mostly elderly people, possibly veterans of the Battle of Westport, in front of the Westport Library.

9. Kansas City Museum Kansas City Museum On December 11, 1975, the Missouri Valley Room of the Kansas City Public Library donated 20 books to the museum. These were surplus copies from the Westport Branch Library and were duplicates of Missouri...

10. Library Gives 87 Years of Service Library Gives 87 Years of Service August//1985

11. Loren Grant Middaugh Loren Grant Middaugh Photos, illustrations, and information on Loren Grant Middaugh, or Loren Middaugh, commonly known as L. Grant Middaugh (ca. 1841-1930), a Kansas City architect for 42 years, with residence at 3700 Roberts...

12. Margaret Smith Obituary Margaret Smith Obituary August/10/1965 Obituary for Miss Margaret Smith, a librarian of the old Allen Library (later called the Westport Branch Library), dying at the age of 91 in 1965.

13. Public Library Observes Book Week with Expanding Service for City Public Library Observes Book Week with Expanding Service for City November/15/1945 Photo and article about the expansion of services of the Kansas City Public Library with "emphasis on the branch libraries" in connection to National Book Week, describing the libraries' operations directed...

14. Robert Esterley on Horseback Robert Esterley on Horseback 1908 Exterior portrait of Robert Esterley, son of a blacksmith, on horseback in front of Allen Library (later the Westport Branch of the Kansas City Public Library).

15. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p525 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p525 1909-1950 A portion of Kansas City from W. 39th Street south to Westport Road and from Broadway east to Baltimore Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with...

16. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1957, Page p525 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1957, Page p525 1909-1957 A portion of Kansas City from W. 39th Street south to W. 40th Street and from Broadway east to Baltimore Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...

17. The Kansas City Public Library The Kansas City Public Library September//1924 Article about the history of the Kansas City Public Library with a description of each branch.

18. Westport Battle Reunion Westport Battle Reunion October 23, 1925 Unframed reprint of a black and white photograph (10 x 24 in.) of the reunion at the 61st anniversary of the Battle of Westport. Unidentified men, women and children are posed standing in front of the...

19. Westport Branch Westport Branch 1915 Interior view.

20. Westport Branch Westport Branch 1915 Interior view with men and women at desk staffed by unidentified male staff member.