Thursday, January 17, 2019

Immigrants Built Kansas City

EXCEPTIONAL post from this local blogger offers a glimpse at how this cowtown was molded by one wave of immigration after the next. Here's old school documentation and evidence DEFINITELY worth checking . . .

Volker Homes Built Around 1910 To Meet The Needs of Immigrants

Most of the homes we now occupy in Midtown were built in a relatively short period - from 1900 to about 1920. While some of Kansas City's wealthiest families had moved south in in the 1880s, the majority of homes were constructed to meet a rapidly-growing population after the turn of the century.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neat part of KC history and a good example of the value of immigrants. Of course I’m betting every immigrant profiled in this story came here legally.

Anonymous said...

Had to be immigrants, the Indigenous weren't accomplishing much.

Anonymous said...

^^^ that’s funny right there!!!

Anonymous said...

We don’t get the same quality of immigrant now. The ones we get can’t build shit, let alone a house. They can fix roofs and landscaping. They can clean hotel rooms and wash dishes. That’s about all.

Anonymous said...

^^says the fat lazy slob on a blog at 7:30AM. Shouldn't you be at work loser? I'd take a boatload of immigrants over one of you! Go make yourself useful idiot. Fucking taker.

Anonymous said...

^^Faker.

Anonymous said...

"Immigrants Built Kansas City"

And negroes have destroyed it.

Anonymous said...

Deceptive headline alert! The head says immigrants built Kansas City. The story says that houses in Kansas City were built for, not by, immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo is either stuck in the past. Or she's on someones payroll distracting people with "the old days stuff" while all this history is erased.

Anonymous said...

legal/illegal. there is a difference

Anonymous said...

Let's see 1000 BC, Europe and the Indigenous world... ready set go. 2500 years later the builders of the Sistine Chapel show up in ocean going vessels and discover the Indigenous ones have not accomplished crap. We are suppose to feel guilty for showing them the world ? Total bull shit

Anonymous said...

How were we "...showing them the world" exactly, 12:11? And this is from a guy that hates the PC world....I'm in the middle, between the perpetually offended crowd and the angry white dude that rests on his ancestor's laurels :-)