Thursday, December 06, 2018

Kansas City 39th & Main Redux

From our favorite old school blogger -- A look at the longtime bustling intersection that has always provided a likely place to get shot.

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The NE Corner of 39th and Main holds layers of history

When Barbara Bescher bought a lot at the corner of 39th and Main in 1901, the home she built for herself was practically the only thing on the block. But just two decades later, in 1924, the savvy businesswoman sold the property for more than 20 times what she paid for it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geezers and the way we were

Anonymous said...

If you're lucky you'll be there too someday, smartass.

Anonymous said...

Yes coffee talk, donuts, yapping and nostalgia about the way things used to be is going to stop the developers from defacing and destroying KCMO right sure it is.

Anonymous said...

^^who cares? Nobody cares. I don't, you don't,nobody does.

Anonymous said...

As a lifelong midtown resident I like posts like these

Anonymous said...

^^Good for you geezer!

Anonymous said...

39th & Main is still a "strategic" corner -- for bums, druggies, assorted criminals and folks who like to piss in doorways.