West Side Kansas City
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West Side Kansas City

Author(s): William J. Craig
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The West Side of Kansas City can trace its development and growth back to the pioneer days when Kansas City was the last vestige of civilization for people heading out west.

During the Western expansion, the West Bottoms became the location for suppliers looking to outfit the pioneers with the supplies they would need for their trip. Later, those same suppliers would become dry-goods businesses and clothing manufacturers.

The residential sections of the West Side were originally inhabited by the upper class of Kansas City. Over the years, the neighborhood's residents moved out and middle-class families moved in. The area also was heavily settled by Mexican immigrants during the turn of the century and remains that way today.

During the 1960s, large sections of the area were condemned in order to build highways, which caused a decline in population. Today, the area has seen a resurgence and is a hidden gem of Kansas City.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
William J. Craig, author of Fort Devens and a third-generation Revere native, has collaborated with the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation to produce this historical essay. Housed in a one-hundred-year-old former rectory, the society is the first historic and cultural center in Revere.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN: 9781634991032
Publisher: America Through Time
Date: 02/26/2019
State: Missouri
Images: 184 Color
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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