The Kansas City metro area has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. While many
historic homes and buildings have been well preserved more recent landmarks and businesses
have fallen or will soon fall to rapid growth and aggressive development. With your help,
this site will archive vintage ('40s-'70s) images of drive-ins, restaurants, movie theatres,
bowling alleys, skating rinks, parks, shopping centers and amusement parks from areas like
Bonner Springs, the Country Club Plaza, DeSoto, Downtown Kansas City, the East-Side, Gardner,
Kansas City Kansas, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Mid-Town, Merriam, Mission,
North Kanas City, Olathe, Overland Park, Paola, Raytown, Shawnee Mission, Spring Hill,
Westport and Waldo. There are also old pictures from cities outside the metro area like
Columbia, Manhattan, McPherson, St. Louis, Topeka and Wichita
Why Do I Have To Pay To View The Images?
You do not have to pay to view the images. You are encouraged instead to donate relevant images
or scans to OldKC.com and in exchange you will be given a free username and password for viewing
the images for at least a month. If you do not have images to contribute that fit the context of
the site then $9 will get you access to the thousands of images that I have bought, uploaded and
indexed for your pleasure. More info here.
"What kind of images are YOU looking for?"
Don't see what you're looking for? Post your image request here.
Columbia Images Requested
Country Club Plaza Images Requested
Independence Images Requested
Johnson County Images Requested
Kansas City, KS Images Requested
Kansas City, MO Images Requested
Lawrence Images Requested
Lee's Summit Images Requested
Manhattan Images Requested
Media (Radio, TV, Celebrities) Images Requested
Mid-Town Images Requested
North Kansas City Images Requested
Olathe Images Requested
St. Louis Images Requested
Topeka Images Requested
Westport Images Requested
Wichita Images Requested
I am truly in debt for contributions from Gwen Anderson, Mary Lou Anderson, John Bara, Fowler Jones, Dave Bales, Alan Barley, Robert Bell, Tom Bowman, Brent Brooks, Corky Carrel, Gary Charles, Dan Cochran, John Coleman, Gracie Cook, Bonnie Craig, Jay Cooper, Richard Crane, Sheila D'Agostino, Pamela Daniels, Wynona Dodd, Rob Forsythe, K.C. Frogge, Bob Garrett, Harold Glazer, Tom Hand, Tom Hastings, Matthew Heinrichs, Mike Haile, Steve Hartwich, Brian Holland, Robin Japins, Flowler Jones, Roger Jones, Gregg Katz, Timothy Keeling, Keith LeBrun, Karla Lukey, Brad Moore, Ed Muscari, Mike, Terri McDaniels, Rod Padley, Dale Robinson, Scott Sargent, Doug Scott, Roberta Solomon, Richard Stern, Dave Stewart, Eric Stevens, Frances Stout, Eric Swegle, Shannon Swift, Kathy Tretbar, Steve Wagner, Cris Walkinshaw, Edward Walls, Christi White, Dave Wilson, Dick Wilson, Machelle Winder and Ruth from the Olathe Public Library.