Title: 12th Street, East from Wyandotte

Description: Postcard of 12th Street, East from Wyandotte

Historical Article: A post card titled Twelfth Street East From Wyandotte has the following legend printed on the address side:

View of one of the principal streets in Kansas City, showing the Hotel Stats (left foreground), Hotel Muehlebach (right), on Baltimore, Glennon, Dixon and Sexton Hotels.

No mention is made of the Gayety Theater, in the right foreground, with its tall vertical sign, Burlesque. The place was razed when the Hotel Muehlebach extended its building west to Wyandotte.

The Glennon Hotel, in the background at the northwest corner of 12th and Baltimore, is where Harry S. Truman and Eddie Jacobson, the returned World War I veterans, ran their haberdashery on the ground level, listed in the 1920 city directory as Men's Furnishings, 104 W. 12th.

Today the Phillips House, formally the Hotel Phillips, is on the site.

The post card was published by Hall Brothers, and was mailed to Mrs. Maude Reeves, Route 3, Brookfield, Mo., Oct. 1, 1931.

Kansas City Times
February 20, 1981

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: Stats Hotel; Gayety Theater; Streets; Hotels

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000515

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

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