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Fascinating Vintage Photos Show What Kansas City Looked Like in the 1960s

During the 1960s, Kansas City thrived and developed, many historic buildings were demolished to make way for parking lots, neighborhoods, and buildings. The area became primarily for business rather than for everyday city life. Kansas City began to annex more land to the south and expand its area.

It’s been a little while since we’ve posted some old photos of Kansas City. Here below are some amazing vintage photos that show what Kansas City looked like in the 1960s. These photos show streets, roads, and everyday life.

#1 Linda Hall Library on the campus of the University of Kansas City, July 1961

Linda Hall Library on the campus of the University of Kansas City, July 1961

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#2 Oak Street Apartments Christmas lights from the back of the dorm at UMKC, Kansas City, December 1964

Oak Street Apartments Christmas lights from the back of the dorm at UMKC, Kansas City, December 1964

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#3 Sinclair’s dinosaur sculptures on tour in 1966.

Sinclair's dinosaur sculptures on tour in 1966.

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#4 Paseo High School from Volker Blvd and The Paseo, Kansas City, July 1961

Paseo High School from Volker Blvd and The Paseo, Kansas City, July 1961

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#5 Kansas City skyline, June 1963

Kansas City skyline, June 1963

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#6 Kansas City trailblazers, 1963

Kansas City trailblazers, 1963

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#7 Van Brunt Extension, Kansas City, May 1963

Van Brunt Extension, Kansas City, May 1963

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#8 Aztec Theater in Shawnee, Kansas City, March 1964

Aztec Theater in Shawnee, Kansas City, March 1964

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#9 Kansas City looking east from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

Kansas City looking east from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

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#10 Kansas City looking north from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

Kansas City looking north from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

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#11 Kansas City looking south from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

Kansas City looking south from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

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#12 Kansas City looking southwest from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

Kansas City looking southwest from the Liberty Memorial, May 1964

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#13 Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery in Kansas City, May 1964

Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery in Kansas City, May 1964

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#14 Bobs Mart, 1960s.

Bobs Mart, 1960s.

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#15 This tiny tot enjoying the Kansas City Zoo in 1962.

This tiny tot enjoying the Kansas City Zoo in 1962.

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#16 A stately marching band in the American Royal Parade in 1967.

A stately marching band in the American Royal Parade in 1967.

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#17 Richards Gebaur Air Force Base Kansas City showing Douglas C-124C Globemaster II Aircraft and some neat vintage cars, July 1961

Richards Gebaur Air Force Base Kansas City showing Douglas C-124C Globemaster II Aircraft and some neat vintage cars, July 1961

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#18 Richards Gebaur Air Force Base Kansas City showing Douglas C-124C Globemaster II Aircraft, July 1961

Richards Gebaur Air Force Base Kansas City showing Douglas C-124C Globemaster II Aircraft, July 1961

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#19 Police car is stuck in mud, Kansas City, 1963

Police car is stuck in mud, Kansas City, 1963

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#20 Girls catching some rays at UMKC, Kansas City, May 1964

Girls catching some rays at UMKC, Kansas City, May 1964

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#21 Girls catching some rays at UMKC, Kansas City, May 1964

Girls catching some rays at UMKC, Kansas City, May 1964

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#22 This young man is advertising the Soap Box Derby at the American Royal Parade in 1967.

This young man is advertising the Soap Box Derby at the American Royal Parade in 1967.

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#23 Aztec Theater in Shawnee, Kansas City, March 1964

Aztec Theater in Shawnee, Kansas City, March 1964

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Written by Benjamin Grayson

Former Bouquet seller now making a go with blogging and graphic designing. I love creating & composing history articles and lists.


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