Title/Object Name: West Wichita
Date Original: Circa 1938
Physical Details: 3.75 x 2.5 inches
Description: Birdseye view looking west across Arkansas River. Photo taken from top of Broadview Hotel. Bridge at left is the third bridge erected on that spot. The far bank of the river was constructed from fill obtained by the removal of Ackerman Island during a WPA project (see item wschm_S2-2.1.1). At right is memorial park and fountain installed in 1934 to commemorate Wichita banker Ben McLean. Business names in view include: Fred Wasson Oil Company, J. W. Johnston Wool & Fur Company, Hobbs Chevrolet Company Used Cars, and J. H. Turner. Davis Hall of Friends University is barely visible in the background.
Keywords: Business and industry, bridges, parks, rivers, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, Delano, West Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Date Digital: 2003