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200 Block of East Fourth Street, Topeka, Kansas

200 Block of East Fourth Street, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 02, 1962
These two images show a two-story house between Quincy and Monroe Streets, in the 200 block of East 4th Street, in Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal program in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


200 Block of East Fourth Street, Topeka, Kansas

200 Block of East Fourth Street, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 02, 1962
This black and white photograph shows a view of a two-story house and dilapidated shed between Quincy and Monroe Streets in the 200 block of East 4th Street in Topeka, Kansas. This area of the town was part of the Urban Renewal program in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


200 and 300 blocks of Quincy Street Topeka, Kansas

200 and 300 blocks of Quincy Street Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows a view of an alley that has overgrown brush and dilapidated buildings in the 200 and 300 block of Quincy Street Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was apart of the Urban Renewal program in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


300 block of Madison Street, Topeka, Kansas

300 block of Madison Street, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: King, Orin C.
Date: November 09, 1961
This black and white photograph shows a view of a two-story house and dilapidated shed in the 300 block of Madison Street, Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal program in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


American Linen Supply, Topeka, Kansas

American Linen Supply, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows the American Linen Supply building located at 4th and Jefferson in Topeka, Kansas. This area was part of the Urban Renewal Project in the 1960s.


East 4th street & Quincy, Topeka, Kansas

East 4th street & Quincy, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
View of the corner of East 4th street & Quincy before urban renewal.


KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas

KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 2, 1962
This is photograph show a view of the KAW movie theater, previously know as the Crystal, looking north on the east side of Kansas Ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets. This area of Topeka was part of the federal government's Urban Renewal program in the 1960's to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance, or development.


Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
A view of the East side of the 400 block of Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


Lytle's Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas

Lytle's Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1962 and 1969
These photographs show views of Lytle's Drug Store on East 4th between Quincy Street and Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The store was in the area of Topeka that was designated for urban renewal projects. The owner is identified as Charles Lytle, an African-American who had a career as a policeman and as deputy state fire marshal before purchasing the drug store. Charles Lytle also owned two barber shops in Topeka. (His sister was Lutie Lytle, famous as one of the first African-American women lawyers in the nation.) The first photograph shows an exterior view of the store. Signs advertise sodas, lunches, cigars, cosmetics, medicines, magazines, Coca-Cola, and Borden's Ice Cream. A sign along the bottom of the window to the right of the door reads, "Come in, sit down in comfort, we serve everybody." This may be a reference to racial segregation and civil rights issues affecting society at that time. Other small signs on the outside of the building advertise photographic film for sale and developed, cigarettes, and cosmetics. The second photograph shows an interior view of the drug store. A soda fountain and service counter is visible, and several signs on the wall behind the counter advertise food and drinks available, including signs for Coca-Cola and Borden's Ice Cream. A row of display cabinets and shelves is visible on the left side of the picture. Other signs in the background advertise Chesterfield Cigarettes.


Memorial Building, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Memorial Building, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Date: September 08, 1981
A photograph showing the exposed remnants of a wooden pipe and bricks that were under the alley behind the Memorial Building in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.


Pal's Tavern, Topeka, Kansas

Pal's Tavern, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 9, 1961
This black and white photograph shows Pal's Tavern at 310 E. 4th in Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal Project in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


 Pal's Tavern, Topeka, Kansas

Pal's Tavern, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 9, 1961
This black and white photograph shows Pal's Tavern at 310 E. 4th in Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal Project in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities, either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


Pal's Tavern, Topeka, Kansas

Pal's Tavern, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 9, 1961
This black and white photograph shows Pal's Tavern at 310 E. 4th in Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal Project in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


Payne's Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas

Payne's Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 9, 1962
These photographs show exterior views of the front and back of Payne's Drug Store, located on the northeast corner of 4th and Monroe. This was the area impacted by urban renewal in Topeka, Kansas. The first photograph shows the brick building next to an empty lot. There are no signs visible identifying the store. The second photograph shows the back of the building, with a smaller wooden structure attached to it.


Red Line Carry Out, Topeka, Kansas

Red Line Carry Out, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 12, 1962
This black and white photograph shows the Red Line Carry Out Café at the northwest corner in the 400 block of E. 4th in Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal Project in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


Red Line Carry Out interior, Topeka, Kansas

Red Line Carry Out interior, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 12, 1962
An interior view of the Red Line Carry Out Café at the northwest corner in the 400 block of E. 4th in Topeka, Kansas. This area of Topeka was part of the Urban Renewal Project in the 1960s to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance or development.


Urban Renewal, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Urban Renewal, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Date: May 02, 1962
These are three photographs taken by Orin King of the Urban Renewal Project in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. They show East 2nd Street and the intersection of Adams and Jefferson Streets, both the north and south side.


Urban renewal in Topeka, Kansas

Urban renewal in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1962 and 1964
Here are three photographs of Urban Renewal in Topeka, Kansas. They show buildings being razed on Kansas Avenue at Fourth Street.


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