Title: 11th Street, West from McGee

Description: Postcard of 11th Street, West from McGee

Historical Article: Automobiles on both sides of the street in this scene of 11th Street west from McGee Street show the automobile age has arrived, though several horse-drawn vehicles make their way along the busy street.

The six-story, 200-room Kupper Hotel is at the left. It had entrances on both 11th and McGee. The Kupper, built near the turn of the century, was popular with out-of-town shoppers, with its $1 a day rate, European plan, and proximity to Kansas City's best stores and shops such as Emery-Bird-Thayer's (in the right background).

Signs in front of the shops at the right side of the card read: Moore-Photographs, Rompel Art Co.--Picture Framing, Fine Furs. Henry Moore, a popular photographer in Kansas City at the time, occupied space on the second floor at 214 E. 11th. John G. Rompel owned the art shop at 212 E. 11th Street. Fine furs was the sign of Henry J. Wilde at 220 E. 11th.

The publisher of the card is unknown, but S.H. Knox published the same scene at night, with a full moon pictured over John Taylor's Dry Goods Company at the foot of the street at Main, a site now occupied by Macy's.

Kansas City Times
November 11, 1983

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: 20000594

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

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