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
Local Subject: Stats Hotel; Gayety Theater; Streets; Hotels
Digital Format: JPEG
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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