Kansas City, Kansas Public School Buildings

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Title

Kansas City, Kansas Public School Buildings

Subject

Schools--Kansas--Kansas City
Schools--Elementary
USD 500
Architecture--Schools
Architecture--Public Libraries

Description

The Kansas City, Kansas Public School Building collection is a photographic survey of all buildings owned by USD 500 and in operation in 1929. The collection includes 134 photographs of the schools, libraries, annexes, and administrative buildings of USD 500. Photographs taken by Bill Radford, Kansas City Star photographer.

Creator

Bill Radford

Source

Kansas Room Special Collections

Publisher

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Date

1929

Relation

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Historic School Building Photographs
(KSCOLL 3)

Format

JPG

Language

eng

Type

Gelatin silver prints

Collection Items

Photograph of Stowe Elementary School
Black and white photo of Stowe Elementary School. Stowe was located at Second St. and Richmond Ave (also called Second and Virginia Ave., and some said the building was located on Walker Ave. near Fourth St.). Constructed in 1899 by Rose and Peterson…

Photograph of Armstrong/Garrison School
Black and white photo of Armstrong School, front elevation. The Armstrong school was constructed in 1873 as a two-story, two-room brick building. The school and grounds lay north of the Union Pacific tracks in the Armstrong settlement. In 1926…

Photograph of Bruce/Lincoln School
Black and white photo of the Bruce (later known as Lincoln) School. Constructed in 1888, the building was located at the southwest corner at 24th and Strong Avenue. This school was first named Bruce school, and later, when Argentine was annexed in…

Photograph of Carlisle School
Black and white photograph of Carlisle School. The school was located at Carlisle Road (later renamed 42nd Street) and Speaker Road in Argentine. The name "Carlisle School" was taken from the road (the present 42nd St.) named for the Carlisle family…

Photograph of Booker T. Washington School
Black and white photograph of Booker T. Washington School. The actual date of construction and occupancy for this school, which served African American students, is not known. Booker T. Washington school was at one time located at the corner of…

Photograph of Abbot School
Black and white photo of Abbot School (originally called London Heights School). Located at the corner of 15th and Troup Ave., Abbot school was constructed in 1889 and began as a two-room schoolhouse.

Early accounts of the school mention the lack…

Photograph of Argentine High School
Black and white photo of Argentine High School

Photograph of Argentine High School
Black and white photo of Argentine High School, side view

Photograph of Attucks School
Black and white photograph of exterior of Attucks School. The second oldest of the Rosedale Public Schools. Originally a frame building on property at Bluff Street and Central, the school was named for Crispus Attucks. After annexation, in the…

Photograph of Attucks School
Black and white photo of exterior of Attucks School in Kansas City, Kansas. The second oldest of the Rosedale Public Schools. Originally a frame building on property at Bluff Street and Central, the school was named for Crispus Attucks. After…

Photograph of Bancroft School
Black and white photo of exterior of Bancroft School in Kansas City, Kansas. Bancroft School at Sixth and Splitlog was named, as was the custom in the years around the turn of the century, for a well-known writer and diplomat, George Bancroft, who is…

Photograph of Bancroft School
Black and white photograph of Bancroft School in Kansas City, Kansas, exterior side view. Bancroft School at Sixth and Splitlog was named, as was the custom in the years around the turn of the century, for a well-known writer and diplomat, George…

Photograph of Bancroft School
Black and white photograph of exterior of Bancroft School in Kansas City, Kansas. Bancroft School at Sixth and Splitlog was named, as was the custom in the years around the turn of the century, for a well-known writer and diplomat, George Bancroft,…

Photograph of Booker T. Washington School
Black and white photograph of Booker T. Washington School, exterior, rear view

Photograph of Bruce School
Black and white photograph of Bruce School, exterior. Bruce was located at 222 N 2nd St., on the SW corner of 2nd and Ohio in the French Bottoms of old KCK. Built sometime around 1890, the two-room frame building served African American students,…

Photograph of Bruce School
Black and white photograph of Bruce School, exterior side view. Bruce was located at 222 N 2nd St., on the SW corner of 2nd and Ohio in the French Bottoms of old KCK. Built sometime around 1890, the two-room frame building served African American…

Photograph of Bryant School
Black and white photograph of Bryant School, exterior

Photograph of Bryant School
Black and white photograph of Bryant School, exterior

Bryant School Annex
Black and white photograph of the Bryant School Annex

Central Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Central Elementary School exterior

Central Junior High School
Black and white photograph of Central Junior High School, exterior front view

Chelsea Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Chelsea Elementary School, exterior view

Clara Barton School
Black and white photograph of Clara Barton School, exterior front view. Clara Barton was located at 25th and Cheyenne in Argentine. The school operated from 1923 to 1951 when it was destroyed by flooding.

Columbian School
Black and white photograph of Columbian School, exterior front view. The school was located at 519 Seminary (current corner of South 7th St. and Southwest Blvd.). It operated beginning in 1886 and closed after the 1965-66 school year. The building…

Columbian School
Black and white photograph of Columbian School, exterior rear view. The school was located at 519 Seminary (current corner of South 7th St. and Southwest Blvd.). It operated beginning in 1886 and closed after the 1965-66 school year. The building was…

Cooper School
Black and white photograph of the Cooper School, exterior front view. The Cooper School was located on First Street between Central and Lyons Avenues. Built it 1904, Cooper operated until enrollment declined, closing in 1939.

Cooper School
Black and white photograph of the Cooper School, exterior rear view. The Cooper School was located on First Street between Central and Lyons Avenues. Built it 1904, Cooper operated until enrollment declined, closing in 1939.

Douglass  Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Douglass Elementary School, located at 9th and Washington in Kansas City, Kansas, front and side elevation. Constructed in 1890 and named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the Douglass school served African American…

Douglass Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Douglass Elementary School, located at 9th and Washington in Kansas City, Kansas, rear elevation. Constructed in 1890 and named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the Douglass school served African American students.…

Dunbar Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Dunbar Elementary School, located at 6th and Rowland, front and side elevation. The school was constructed in 1907-8 and designed by architect W. W. Rose. Serving African American students, it was named for noted poet…

Dunbar Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Dunbar Elementary School, located at 6th and Rowland, rear elevation. The school was constructed in 1907-8 and designed by architect W. W. Rose. Serving African American students, it was named for noted poet Paul…

Edison School
Black and white photograph of the Edison School, rear elevation.

Thomas Edison School
Black and white photograph of the Edison School, front elevation. Built in 1921, in Argentine, Edison was a one-room school house located and 22nd and Lawrence. Serving grades one and two, the school closed in 1931

Emerson Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Emerson School, front, side elevation. Named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, the school was located at 1429 South 29th Street in Argentine. Construction was completed in 1887 and the school had six rooms. The building was…

Emerson School
Black and white photograph of Edison School, side, rear elevation. Named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, the school was located at 1429 South 29th Street in Argentine. Construction was completed in 1887 and the school had six rooms. The building was damaged…

Frances Willard School
Black and white photograph of Frances Willard Elementary School, front, side elevation. Opened in 1916 and named for the author Frances Willard, the four-room brick school was located at 34th and Orville. Frances Willard was one of five "Cottage…

Frances Willard Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Frances Willard Elementary School, rear, side elevation. Opened in 1916 and named for the author Frances Willard, the four-room brick school was located at 34th and Orville. Frances Willard was one of five "Cottage Plan"…

Franklin Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Franklin Elementary School, front, side elevation. Located at 1403 Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, the school operated from 1898-1973.

Franklin Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Franklin Elementary School, rear elevation. Located at 1403 Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, the school operated from 1898-1973.

Garrison School
Black and white photo of Garrison School, front, side elevation. Originally known as Armstrong School, the two room brick structure was built in 1873. Located at the corner of 8th and Colorado in Armstrong (before annexation) in 1939 the building was…

Garrison School
Black and white photograph of the Garrison School, rear, side elevation. Originally known as Armstrong School, the two room brick structure was built in 1873. Located at the corner of 8th and Colorado in Armstrong, (before annexation) in 1939 the…

Grant School
Black and white photograph of Grant School, front side elevation. Originally named Everett School, the eight-room brick building was located on Everett between 4th and 5th Streets. Constucted in 1881, it was one of the nine original schools of…

Grant School
Black and white photograph of the Grant School, rear and side elevations. Originally named Everett School, the eight-room brick building was located on Everett between 4th and 5th Streets. Constucted in 1881, it was one of the nine original schools…

Hawthorne Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Hawthorne Elementary School, rear and side elevations. Built in 1898 and named for Nathaniel Hawthorne, the school was located at 1126 Waverly Avenue. The school was added to a number of times over the years and an annex…

Hawthorne Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Hawthorne Elementary School, rear and side elevations. Built in 1898 and named for Nathaniel Hawthorne, the school was located at 1126 Waverly Avenue. The school was added to a number of times over the years and an annex…

Hawthore Elementary School Annex
Black and white photograph of Hawthorne Elementary School Annex building, front and side elevations. Built in 1898 and named for Nathaniel Hawthorne, the school was located at 1126 Waverly Avenue. The school was added to a number of times over the…

Horace Mann Elementary School
Black and white photograph of Horace Mann Elementary School, front and side elevations.

Huron Place
Aerial view of Huron Park, and downtown Kansas City, Kansas.

Irving School
Black and white photograph of Irving School, front and side elevations. The school was built in 1886 and was located on the north side of Riverview, between 9th and Mill Streets. The school closed in 1939 and demolished after the flood of 1951.

John Fiske Elementary School
Black and white photograph of John Fiske Elementary School, front and side elevations.
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