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Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
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,...
Allen (Westport) Library
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.
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...
Exterior Repairs Scheduled for Westport Library
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...
Handwritten Lyrics to Song "America"
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...
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.
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,...
Kansas City. ..The Way We Were
Photo of mostly elderly people, possibly veterans of the Battle of Westport, in front of the Westport Library.
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...
Library Gives 87 Years of Service
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...
Margaret Smith Obituary
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.
Public Library Observes Book Week with Expanding Service for City
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...
Robert Esterley on Horseback
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).
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p525
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...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1957, Page p525
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...
The Kansas City Public Library
Article about the history of the Kansas City Public Library with a description of each branch.
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...
Interior view with men and women at desk staffed by unidentified male staff member.
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