Main Street

Monday night, when we were returning from our evening walk, we raced a storm building over Kansas City. The rain would start soon after taking the last image. Click on the image for a larger view.

TWA Moonliner IV

The TWA Moonliner IV on the restored TWA Headquarters building in Kansas City, Missouri. The original 76 ft. Moonliner was part of Walt Disney’s 1955 Tomorrowland exhibit. Howard Hughes placed a smaller 22 ft. model on the TWA Headquarters in Kansas City. Both Moonliners were eventually sold, the first model ending in a boneyard and the second being found, restored, and exhibited at National Airline History Museum in Kansas City. The current Moonliner on the restored TWA Headquarters building is a replica of number two. (In 1998, a model III was made for Tomorrowland and stands next to Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port.) Click on the image for a larger view.

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Inside Out

The former Lyric Theater in downtown Kansas City. Built in 1929 as the Ararat Shrine Temple, the Shriners spent one million dollars on its construction. The property was foreclosed in 1936 with $600,000 on the note. The building has been occupied by a Red Cross blood collection center and a television broadcasting station. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Stone, Brick, Glass

Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Click on the image for a larger view.