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ⓘ Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. Linwood Boulevard, Linwood, or 33rd Street is a major westeast main street that runs in Kansas City, Missouri from Bro ..




                                     

ⓘ Linwood Boulevard (Kansas City, Missouri)

Linwood Boulevard, Linwood, or 33rd Street is a major west/east main street that runs in Kansas City, Missouri from Broadway Boulevard to Van Brunt Boulevard. Linwood is one of the few named east-west streets in the Kansas City grid south of the Missouri River. It is one of the original boulevards designated by George Kesslers City Beautiful design in the late 19th century for Kansas City. It derives its name from the Linden trees.

                                     

1. Overview

Two large historic districts on either side of the boulevard are on National Register of Historic Places - the Old Hyde Park Historic District between Central and Baltimore on the south side and the Santa Fe Place Historic District on a section of the Santa Fe Trail on the north between Indiana and Prospect. Other National Register Places include the Ivanhoe Masonic Temple at 2301 East Linwood and the Kansas City Athenaeum at 900 East Linwood.

The boulevard lost much of its leafy charm in the 1930s when U.S. Route 40 City was routed down it.

In 1955, Ray Lamar opened his donut shop in a converted gas station at 240 East Linwood. The LaMars Donuts store remained a simple low-tech landmark on the boulevard even as branches expanded through the Midwest and it drew national attention from Jay Leno and Calvin Trilling.

                                     

2. Route

  • It passes Midtown Marketplace from Main Street to Gillham Road on Linwood.
  • It passes Central High School from Indiana Avenue to Cleveland Avenue on Linwood.
  • It passes Linwood Shopping Center at Linwood and Prospect Avenue.
  • Stoplight, unusual signal made of cut-stone in the middle of the intersection designed by Edward Buehler Delk 1931, at Paseo Boulevard.