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Link to Image Titled: Forum Interior
Title/Object Name: Forum Interior
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1913
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: View of interior of Forum building, 231 South Water Street, set up for banquet. Signs on tables indicate seating of delegations from Wichita organizations and area cities. Signs along upper balcony railing list Wichita's accomplishments through 1912 in building, manufacturing, transportation and other businesses. The Forum served as Wichita's munipical auditorium from 1911 to 1965 when it was razed.
Keywords: Wichita, business and industry, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.66.9a.9


Link to Image Titled: War Bond Parade
Title/Object Name: War Bond Parade
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1917
Physical Details: 4 x 5 inches
Description: A War Bond Parade in April 1917. The parade is on South Water Street heading towards the Wichita Forum.
Keywords: Public events, street scenes, automobiles, flags, marching bands, people, fashion.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1473


Link to Image Titled: South Water along Tractor Row
Title/Object Name: South Water along Tractor Row
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1919
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Birdseye view of South Water and William looking west. The area is known as Tractor Row. On the left is the Wichita Forum, Reeves & Company, the Wichita Supply Company, and the Nichol & Shepard Company. To the right is Feed and Sale Stable, and Fashionstable. In the background can be seen the Midland Valley Railroad Depot and the Douglas Avenue Bridge.
Keywords: Aerials, business and industry, street scenes, river, bridges.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1973


Link to Image Titled: International Wheat Show Exposition
Title/Object Name: International Wheat Show Exposition
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1920
Physical Details: 7 x 10 inches
Description: Five men carrying blocks of ice in preparation for a Wheat Show exhibit in the Wichita Forum, which was located in the 200 block of South Water Street. Various decorative objects, including a doll, a spray of wheat, a basket of flowers, a duck, and a row of apples are frozen in the ice. The City Market was part of the Forum Complex.
Keywords: Wichita, agriculture, arts and entertainment, business and industry, people, public events.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E10-7.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Forum Complex
Title/Object Name: Forum Complex
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1925
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Birdseye view looking southwest at the Forum Complex, 200 block South Water. The Murray Bridge is under construction on Lewis Street.
Keywords: Aerials, sports and recreation, arts and entertainment, bridges, automobiles.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1843


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: Phillips 66 Filling Station Number 495
Title/Object Name: Phillips 66 Filling Station Number 495
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1930
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: Looking west at the rear driveway of a Phillips Petroleum Company service station (304 South Water Street). The Forum, a venue for community events, is in the background.
Keywords: Business and industry, Dodge Brothers trucks, transportation, gasoline tank trucks, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D2SW-22.1.1


Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1930
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: Interior of Forum furnished for a ceremonial event, probably for the Order of the Eastern Star. Garlands and cascades of paper flowers hang lavishly from the ceiling; potted plants and floral arrangements have transformed the otherwise plain arena into a festive site. Silhouettes of white [live?] birds appear in motion, flying in a circular direction around the room from right to left.
Keywords: Arts and entertainment; organizations, clubs and groups; public events; ceremony; Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-89.2.1


Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1930
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: Interior of exposition hall in the Forum complex, 231 South Water Street. The scene is a large display of tractors and farm implements, probably part of an agricultural convention.
Keywords: Arts and entertainment, business and industry, public events, transportation, farming, John Deere, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-89.3.1


Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1932
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: Interior of Forum arena at 231 South Water Street. Site of an unidentified equestrian competition. The banners flanking the stage represented the history of Wichita with the slogans, “Spirit of Wichita” and “Art, Music, Science, Commerce, Agriculture.”
Keywords: Arts and entertainment, public events, sports and recreation, horse show, American flags.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-89.4.1


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