Vintage Postcard Tour of Lansing/Leavenworth

1907 to 1920

Vintage Postcard Tour of Lansing/Leavenworth Route Description PDF Link 

Location Card# Picture Date Remarks Postcard Link
1 7th and Oak 1

Haymarket Square

Rail yard

1911 North View from school tower        Tour Card 1
2 City View 1911 East view from school tower        Tour Card 2
3 Oak Street School 1909 Now an apartment        Tour Card 3
4

Oak Street School

Class photo

1909        Tour Card 4
5 Congregational Church 1911 Shown in city view photo - no longer standing        Tour Card 5
2 6th and Short 5A JC Lysle Milling 1914 Later Bay State Milling – Now Office        Tour Card 5A
3 Delaware and 5th St 6 Street View East 1910        Tour Card 6
4 River Front Park 7 View from Missouri side of river 1908

Terminal Bridge

Removed 1988

       Tour Card 7

Freight Station

No longer standing

Union Station

Now Riverfront Community Center

Catlin and Knox Boots – No longer standing
8

Union Station

Caitlin and Knox Boots

1909        Tour Card 8
9 Planter’s Hotel 1911 Called a Sanitarium in this picture        Tour Card 9
10

Rail yard and Terminal

Bridge

1911 Three mile creek in middle of picture        Tour Card 10
11 Fort Bridge UNK Removed in the 1960’s        Tour Card 11
5 Esplanade and Choctaw 12 Great Western Stove Co. 1910 Now lofts        Tour Card 12
6 3rd Street 13 Old Country Courthouse UNK

Burned 1915

       Tour Card 13
7 2nd Street 14 Home Riverside Coal Co. UNK Now Geiger        Tour Card 14
7A 2nd Street ? Missouri Valley Bridge Co. – No picture yet
8 Veteran’s Administration 15 Old Hospital and Lake Jeanette UNK New hospital built in 1934        Tour Card 15
9 Entrance to VA Station 16 View from urban rail line 1907 Now Miller Park        Tour Card 16
17 KCL&W Line Wolcott Station UNK        Tour Card 17
18 Wolcott Station UNK Card says speed       50 mph        Tour Card 18
19 Wadsworth Park Baseball Field 1946 Courtesy Leavenworth Times        Tour Card 19
10 4th Street and Santa Fe 20 Helmers Manufacturing 1912

Now Besel’s was furniture factory

       Tour Card 20
11

4th Street @

Tire Town

21

No picture yet

CW Parker Factory

 

The following are some areas of interest off the tour route.

Shrine Park Rd & Greens Ridge Rd 22 Pavilion and Lake at Shrine Park UNK Pavilion removed in 1990’s now entrance to golf course        Tour Card 22
Shrine Park Rd & Goddard Circle 23 Evergreen Place Hospital 1912 Founded by Clarence Goddard for nervous and mental disorders. Cary Nation died here.        Tour Card 23
North Broadway 24

William Small

Memorial Home

1911 Now Apartments        Tour Card 24
5th Street and Kickapoo 25 Cathedral of Immaculate Conception UNK Burned 1961        Tour Card 25
Pennsylvania & Lawrence Ave 26 Victor Manufacturing UNK

Home of the Wonder Washer

No longer standing

       Tour Card 26
Unknown 27 Association Park and Fairgrounds 1910        Tour Card 27