Baltimore and Main Street: Historic Hotels and Theaters of Kansas City, Missouri
This brief walking tour offers an overview of Kansas City's historic entertainment district and includes several of the leading theaters and hotels of the early 1900s when jazz was king and prohibition was scarcely enforced thanks to the Pendergast Machine. Given its reputation as a "wide-open" city, this district was home to numerous theaters, social clubs, and entertainment venues. Proving the maxim that history repeats itself, those who take this walking tour will notice a host of modern and historic venues where they might enjoy live music and spirits. For those who prefer a quieter environment, the tour concludes at a historic bank that is now home to the Kansas City Public Library.