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Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1928
Physical Details: 4 x 3 inches
Description: Looking southeast at the Forum on Water Street between William and English. The entire building developed in stages over the years. The first section, on the south end officially opened in 1911. The Exposition Hall and Arcadia Theater on the north end were completed by 1918. At the time it was built, other proposed names for the facility included Hippodrome, Wigwam, and Wichitorium. The Forum hosted a range of public events from Pavlova and Paderewski to circuses and auto shows. It was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Century II Convention Center.
Keywords: Business and industry, arts and entertainment, public events, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, filling stations.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D9-6.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Hotel Pacific
Title/Object Name: Hotel Pacific
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1942
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: View looking south toward Pacific Hotel, 225-227 West Douglas Avenue. Built in 1912, building was downtown landmark across from Missouri Pacific depot until it was razed in the 1960s to make room for Century II complex. Pacific Coffee Shop at left of hotel entrance.
Keywords: Wichita, business and industry, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Richard M. Long Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms96-04.2.17.1


Link to Image Titled: Century II Under Construction
Title/Object Name: Century II Under Construction
Creator: Peter W. Asjes
Date Original: 1967
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Birds' eye view to the southwest, showing Century II under construction, the Garvey Center, and Broadview Hotel; this is the former location of the Missouri-Pacific Depot
Keywords: Wichita, street scenes, business and industry, public services, Century II Convention Center, Garvey Center, Broadview Hotel, construction, parking lots.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Chamber of Commerce Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_CHA128


Link to Image Titled: Century II Under Construction
Title/Object Name: Century II Under Construction
Creator: P. Asjes Photo Co.
Date Original: 1968
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Ground-level view of Century II under construction in downtown Wichita. The view is looking west.
Keywords: Wichita, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.68.54.3


Link to Image Titled: Century II Under Construction
Title/Object Name: Century II Under Construction
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1968
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view looking northeast toward Century II under construction. Century II, a convention and concert hall in downtown Wichita, was built to commemorate Wichita's 1970 centennial.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.68.54.4


Link to Image Titled: Douglas Avenue
Title/Object Name: Douglas Avenue
Creator: Boeing Company
Date Original: Circa 1968
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Night view of Douglas Avenue looking east. Ray H. Garvey Building, 300 West Douglas, at left; nearly completed Century II Convention Center at right.
Keywords: Wichita, street scenes, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.73.33.4


Link to Image Titled: Century II Convention Center
Title/Object Name: Century II Convention Center
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1970
Physical Details: 6 x 8 inches
Description: Looking east over downtown Wichita. The Century II building in the foreground was completed in 1969 and named in honor of Wichita's entry into the second century after being founded in 1870. Constructed by the city with funding help from the Urban Renewal Agency to provide a large and attractive civic center. It replaced the old Forum and other deteriorated business structures along the river front.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, arts and entertainment, business and industry, government, public events, Innes building, Beacon building, city building, city hall, historical museum, public library, skyline.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D9-7.1.2


Link to Image Titled: Fountains in A. Price Woodard Park
Title/Object Name: Fountains in A. Price Woodard Park
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1975
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: View of fountains in A. Price Woodard Park located between Century II and the Arkansas River. The view is looking east.
Keywords: Wichita, parks.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.68.54.2


Link to Image Titled: Tripodal sculpture
Title/Object Name: Tripodal sculpture
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1975
Physical Details: 5 x 7 inches
Description: View looking northeast at "Tripodal" on north lawn of Century II. Created by James Rosati, sculpture was unveiled in 1972. Chamber of Commerce offices, Garvey Center and Holiday Inn Plaza along 300 block of West Douglas Avenue in background.
Keywords: Wichita, arts and entertainment, street scenes.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.71.36.2


Link to Image Titled: Century II and Bob Brown Expo Hall
Title/Object Name: Century II and Bob Brown Expo Hall
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1985
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view of Century II and initial excavation of Bob Brown Expo Hall site. The view is looking west.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.68.54.1


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