Title: 11th Street, West from McGee

Description: Postcard of 11th Street, West from McGee

Historical Article: Eleventh Looking West by Night From Hotel Kupper, Kansas City, Mo. is the title of an old post card mailed to Omaha in 1913 and showing the hotel's 11th Street entrance at the left. There was also a McGee Street entrance.

The centrally located 200-room, six-story hotel, on the European plan and with excellent cuisine, was managed by Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Mars, who earlier had managed the Blossom House located across the street from the old Union Depot in the West Bottoms.

Extending over the sidewalk at the right is the Moore Photographer sign. Automobiles are parked parallel to the curb on both sides of the street, with Peck's rooftop sign in the background at Main.

The Kupper Hotel, with rates of $1 a night, was a popular place for out-of-town shoppers, especially since Emery Bird Thayer's was only half a block away.

Kansas City Times
October 19, 1979

Author: Ray, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)

Item Type: Postcard

Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981

Location: SC58

Local Subject: Kupper Hotel; Hotels; 11th Street; Streets

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000468

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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