Title: 12th Street, West from Walnut

Description: Postcard of 12th Street, West from Walnut

Historical Article: The intersection at 12th and Walnut with horse and buggy traffic, two street cars and no automobiles is pictured on a post card mailed from Kansas City in 1910.

The six-story Boley Building on the northwest corner has large Boley Clothing Company signs on both 12th and Walnut. The building was erected in 1908-09 for Charles N. Boley, and was designed by Louis S, Curtiss. Architects of today consider the building to be Curtiss' masterpiece. The structure was enclosed in flat panes of glass and steel and lacked the usual ornamentation of the day. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Kansas City Times
September 4, 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: Boley Building; 12th Street; Streets

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000530

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

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