Sunday, July 31, 2022

Paseo Gateway Big Dig

The Paseo Gateway Plan involves a complete re-working of the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Paseo Boulevard in the Northeast area of Kansas City.   Two motels were leveled and a trunk lot removed.  In addition, several affordable housing projects were involved.  The last image below shows what the finished product will look like.  

Above and below, looking south from Missouri Avenue.  Kansas City University is on the left. Below right the KC skyline. 

Below, two photos, looking north from Independence Boulevard toward the Bond Bridge. 


Sunday, July 24, 2022

A Cemetery Wander

Elmwood Cemetery is one of the oldest in Kansas City founded in 1872.  It's fun to just wander around and snap shots.    I will go into detail on a few graves.  Above, Lysander Moore in 1882 along with two other investors founded the Kawsmouth Electric Light Comp[any which later evolved into Kansas City Power and Light and now Evergy.  
Above, Thomas B. Bullene was the 22nd Mayor of Kansas City from 1882 - 1883.  He was the founder of Emery, Bird, Thayer Department Store. He was also one of the founders of the Kansas City Club. 


Above, George Newton Blossom.  Active in the formation of early Kansas City business interests. He owned the Blossom House Hotel. and lived in the Blossom House 1032 Penn. which has been restored. 

Above, William Askew owner of the Askew Saddlery Company who served in the Mexican War and the Civil War.   His marker honors his 7-year old son, John, who died from Scarlet Fever. The statues head has been missing for decades. This is the back of the monument. 

                                                                             The front. 

                                                          Above, door to Armour Chapel. 


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Monday, July 4, 2022

A Bridge So Far, Part Two

 Woodswether Road on the West Side of City Market leads down to my vantage point.  My last update was May 9th. A Bridge So Far   Below is what the new Buck O'Neil Bridge will look like.  Finished in 2024. 

                                                                These shots are all looking north.  

                                                                 Looking South. 

                                                              Above and below, North. 

                                                     Above and below, looking southwest.