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Old Posted May 28, 2008, 3:28 PM
woodrow woodrow is offline
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^^ haHA. I was there. A niece graduated. There were not 1000 grads. More like 520. Still big.

Great pictures. I don't agree with some of your comments, especially vis a vis the Plaza (which you mistakenly called Westport, an adjacent, but very different part of KC). When the Plaza amenities were added (1920's-1930's) they did not detract from downtown; the major department stores, retaurants, hotels were still downtown, and remained there for decades. It was the general depopulation of the city that caused the downtown stores to close in the 1960's-1980's. The biggest hotels ( if not the nicest) are still downtown. Even if the Plaza didn't exist, KC's downtown retail would have probably withered and died, just like most of its peer cities.

Sorry to sound like a school marm. Really do like the pic's!
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