Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Western Auto Building

This building was built in 1915 and now is home to lofts.  Several years ago it was rumored that the new owner was to take down this historic sign.  This sign is a city wide favorite.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Union Station and Downtown

Union Station is in the foreground with the skyline of downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.  

This picture is for my friend in Cleveland, who knew the Kansas City Massacre - Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd.   happened at Union Station.   The Beaux-Arts station opened on October 30, 1914.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stadium Drive

The foreground is Kauffman Stadium home of the KC Royals, and in the background is Arrowhead Stadium home of the KC Chiefs.  Now that football season is upon us I sure home we have a winning season for a change.....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Park University

I took many pictures of Park University on this hot humid day.  The only one that didn't display the humid haze was this one with all the telephone wires.  So decided to go for.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Parkville Neighborhood

Parkville, MO is a historic riverfront community.  Very artsy community and so much fun to visit.  The pictures this week have all been within the downtown area.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Stuck in Traffic

Stuck in traffic on a hot hazy afternoon looking over downtown Kansas City

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

KC - City of Fountains

KC has many fountains and some in the most unlikely places.  

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In traffic

Stuck in traffic on the old Paseo Bridge looking forward to the completion of the new Paseo Bridge

Monday, August 9, 2010

More West Bottoms

The West Bottom is one of the oldest area's of Kansas City.  The Missouri River and the Kansas River, now the Kaw River join at this point.  It is where the Kansas Indians traded with the French trappers.  Steamboats brought goods and with the development of the railroad, stock was brought and exchanged at this point KC Stockyards.  The importance of this area is detailed in The Original Kansas City  Kansas City grew up around the West Bottoms and now there are many abandoned buildings.  I have lived in KC for 15 years and the West Bottoms is one of my favorite places to explore.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

First Friday = Vintage Market Weekend

Vintage Market is in the West Bottoms, a very old area - in years gone by, cattle drives ended down in the West Bottoms Stock Yard.  The area has become home to Vintage Markets, salvaged building or architectural elements and Haunted Houses.  First Friday is when Art Shops in the Crossroads Art District have an evening of art viewing.  Vintage Markets are now open on the First Friday weekend.  People flock to these Vintage Markets.  Many pictures of this area and First Friday in the Crossroads Art District will be forth coming.  

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sky Station

These pylons were built on top of Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center.  Bartle Hall crosses above Interstate highway I-670 suspended by steel cables supported by four 335-foot high concrete pylons.  Bartle Hall Convention Center is Kansas City's largest multifaceted structures dedicated to meetings and conventions, sports and entertainment. It offers 388,800 square feet (36,120 m2) of column-free exhibit space on one floor, 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Kansas City - Liberty

To start off my daily photo's of Kansas City, I am introducing Liberty, MO, the suburb where I live.  Also instead of one photo I will display several as a kick off for the blog
Clay County Courthouse
William Jewell College