Thanks to the expansion of the railroad system, Kansas City became one of the fastest growing cities in the country. This, along with Kansas City’s rich agriculture and beef industry with a need of refrigeration, caught the eye of the expanding Chicago-based United States Cold Storage Company. In 1922, the company hired S. Scott Joy to build a cold storage building.
11th St. This 1908 shot boasts to the assumed recipient just the kind of bustling modernity Kansas City had to offer. If these buildings still stood on 11th Street, they would be terminally dwarfed by a high concentration of Kansas City’s tallest skyscrapers.