Celebrate Old School Kansas City Mansion

A favorite blog series offers this look at a more elegant time in Kansas City history. Take a look:

Midtown mansion converted to business, moved to Main Street

When Midtown began to develop in the late 1800s, it was a posh residential area where well-to-do Kansas Citians built mansions to escape the crowded downtown. They settled along streets such as Broadway, Troost and Main. But by the 1920s, rapid development in the area and the streetcar lines along those major streets caused a rapid transition.


  1. The take away message for this era:

    streetcars kill neighborhoods.

  2. Not the Kansas City Metropolitan Railway.......
    Run by the Corrigan Bros.
    ......nickel a ride was the going rate in those days.


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