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The links below are provided to "queries" submitted by people attempting to find information about schools in USD 500.  This site is a little different from the normal "query page" because it does not allow you to post your own query. 

If you would like a query posted here, please e-mail the information (your name, your e-mail address, and the query) to me.  I will post the query on the web page (as time allows)  relating to the building you are referring to.  Any person reading your query will be able to e-mail you directly with information.  The pages which contain query(ies) on the various buildings are bolded as links below.  Other pages will become activated as queries are received.

Because we are a school district, the query messages may not contain certain types of information (i.e., inappropriate words, solicitation messages, anything deemed inappropriate by our Acceptable Use Policy.)

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Closed School/Support Buildings

Abbott / Alcott / Armourdale / Armstrong / Attucks / Bancroft / Barnett / Bruce (Argentine) / Bruce (Kansas City) / Bryant / Booker T. Washington / Carlisle / Old Central Public School / Central School / Chance / Children's Home / Clara Barton / Cobb / Columbian / Cooper / Dunbar / Edison / Ely / Eugene Field / Eugene Ware (Waterworks) / Everett / Fairfax / Franklin / Garrison / Gibbs / Grant / Greystone / Horace Mann (KCK Jr College) / Horanif / Irving / J J Ingalls / Kansas City High School / Kansas City, KS Junior college / Kansas City University / Kealing / Kerr / Lewis / Lincoln (6th & State) / Lincoln (Argentine) / London Heights / Long / Longfellow / Lowell (Argentine) / Maccochaque / Major Hudson / Malvern Hill / McAlpine / Mellville / Northeast / Oakland / Park / Payne / Phillips / Pomeroy / Prescott / Reynolds / Riverview / Roosevelt / Sauer / Snow / Stanley / Stewart / Stowe / Third Ward / Vance / Vernon / Walker / Waterworks / Western University / West Elementary / Whitmore / Wilson High School / Wood

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Open School/Support Buildings

Argentine / Arrowhead / Area Technical School / Banneker / Bethel / Bridges / Caruthers / Central Elementary (Prevention Services) / Central Middle / Claude Huyck / Career Learning Center / Coronado / Douglass / Eisenhower / Emerson / Eugene Ware / Fairfax Learning Center / Frances Willard / Frank Rushton / Grant / Harmon / Hazel Grove / J F Kennedy / John Fiske / Lindbergh / Lowell / Mark Twain / McKinley Professional Development Center / M E Pearson / Morse (Early Childhood Development in 2003) / New Chelsea / New Stanley / New Whittier / Noble Prentis / Northwest / Nutritional Services / Parker (Early Childhood Development in 2003)/ Quindaro / Rosedale / Schlagle / Shop Office / Silver City / Stony Point NO / Stony Point SO / Sumner / T A Edison / Transportation / Washington / W A White / Welborn / West / White Church / Wyandotte

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Street Maps of Building Locations

A good example of how the street names changed is the 1889 street map that shows John J. Ingalls School. 8th Street had become 5th street after the 1886 consolidation. 6th Street was formerly 9th Street, etc.

7th Street was formerly Colorado Avenue
42nd Street at Kansas Avenue and Speaker Road was formerly Carlisle Road
55th Street in Turner was formerly Key Road
Elmwood in Argentine - no longer exists - one block south of Ruby Ave.
Freeman Avenue was Wawas Street
Gibbs Road in Turner was Hester Road
Haskell and Waverly switched names after 1950
Orville was formerly Summundowat Street
State Avenue was Kansas in 1885
Valley Street in Argentine was Ash Street
Wyandotte Avenue was a street between 7th and 8th Streets

Mergers caused street names to be changed: • 1886 - Cities of Wyandot, Armstrong, Armourdale, and Kansas City became Kansas City, Kansas

"Mergers had many inherent complications and immediate needs for corrective governmental action. This merger forced solutions to problems including the merger of geographic areas with established street systems. They had historically developed independently with different street names and in some cases duplicate names. Numbered streets did not match at the borders of the old cities. As a particular example, the streets going from Wyandott(e) to Armourdale did not even come close to matching up. For instance, if you traveled down 7th Street, when reaching Armourdale, you were on 12th Street, Going down 9th Street, now 10th Street in Wyandotte, you were on 20th Street in Armourdale. For the next three years the sections of the city were referred to as the "East Side," the "North Side," and the "South Side," to keep addresses and such straight."   The Streets and Avenues of Kansas City, Kansas by Donald K. Jones, The Historical Journal of Wyandotte County, Vol 1, No 1, Fall 2000

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History Site created on December 02, 2002
Page last updated: 23-Apr-2014

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