Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday 10 October 2012




Wednesday, October 10, 2012 08:47:51
Beautiful October Day!
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Harlem/Downtown Airport
Here is a collection of photos from Harlem...
I came here to run this morning at the downtown airport.  I tell the story of when I first moved to Kansas City, in January 1978 with my family.  I was in the 6th grade.  We stayed at the Holiday Inn, which was in Harlem, a neighborhood in Kansas City that was located just north of downtown across the Missouri River.  You had to cross the Broadway Bridge, which was a toll bridge at the time, then go down an offramp to the airport, and go under the rail yards.  I imagine that before the International airport was built up north in the early 70's, Harlem was a neighborhood that catered to the air travel business, and the Holiday Inn there was pretty busy.  When we stayed there for a week, it was used primarily to house goverment students.  My father was working for the National Weather Service then. We stayed in the Holiday Inn for a week until we could find a more permanent living arrangement close to a school.  My sister and I spent the time watching cartoons on the independent tv channel, which was channel 41.  Harlem then was a pretty rough grimy neighborhood that had seen better times.  Downtown was so scary in the late 70's, that at night you definitely wanted to roll up your windows and lock your doors, especially in the quality hill neighborhood in the western part of downtown.  There were more houses in Harlem back then.  However, the Holiday Inn's days were numbered as the crime rate in Harlem and numbers of car break ins doomed the place.  I do remember the baptist church being there back then as it is now.
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The northern entrance to Harlem comes from a North Kansas city industrial road, which is often blocked by trains coming into and out of the Murray BNSF yard.
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The bridge under the Murray yard, where you cross into Harlem from the western airport side.
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101 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC), Kansas City, MO 64116


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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:03:34
Crossing back under the Murray yard, the former Holiday Inn comes into view.  It is now apartments.
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Former Holiday Inn in Harlem
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Harlem Baptist church -- one of the few remaining original hold outs of the old neighborhood.

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Home

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:01:45
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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:21:29
My meeting at Latteland finally happened...

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 12:22
Latteland
My Location@12:21,10/10
2015 Somerset Dr, Prairie Village, KS 66208



 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 14:06:04
I pass through Waldo, on the way to work after Latteland
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WDAF
1 (816) 753-4567
Kansas City, MO

Spirit of 66:  Old 56 Highway in Olathe...

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 16:08:01
On the South side of Olathe, between Olathe and Gardner is an old Highway that is quite charming.  Old 56 diner is a googie masterpiece.  There is a bowling alley, and the Kansas City Motel is now for sale.
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Kansas City Motel can be yours for a price...
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Check out the web page for the Old 56 Family Restaurant...
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Poco's is looking rather green in the waning sun light of late afternoon.

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 17:58
WDAF
1 (816) 753-4567
Kansas City, MO


 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 18:52:59
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The news is well covered at QuikTrip on 31st.

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 19:02:31
What a sunset...
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My Location@19:16,10/10
4501-4599 E 28th St S, Kansas City, MO 64128



 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 19:59:24
The art deco looking east patrol police station of the Kansas City Missouri police department is slated to be replaced.  I hope the building gets reused.

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Kansas City Police East Patrol
1 (816) 234-5530
5301 East 27th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127

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WDAF
1 (816) 753-4567
Kansas City, MO

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