Thursday, October 27, 2011

the west bottoms

The West Bottoms area of Kansas City used to be a busy place - filled with all sorts of industrial activity from Union Station, to the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange, to the Kansas City Stockyard - but since the Great Flood of 1951 (it flooded again in the 90s), it has been relatively deserted.  It is, however, making a come-back of sorts.  The first-Friday weekend of every month, numerous antiques shops open up and the area is flooded with visitors.  The old buildings are amazing - just walking through them would be enough of an attraction for me, the fact that they are filled with antiques for sale is icing on the cake.  Anyway, here are a few pictures of the buildings and the train that still runs through regularly that Dan took a few weeks back:


  1. isn't he? i am always so impressed by his photos!

  2. This is awesome! I want to see pics of the antiques stores/market, too.