Pickwick Hotel with Greyhound Bus Terminal, Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1931

Summary

Bus terminals of the 1920s and 1930s were often located in hotels. The Pickwick organization owned the Pickwick bus line and operated a chain of hotels. They often built terminals inside or adjacent to their hotels. The bus terminal in their Kansas City, Missouri hotel featured a turntable that rotated buses 180 degrees -- allowing buses to exit the same way they entered.

Bus terminals of the 1920s and 1930s were often located in hotels. The Pickwick organization owned the Pickwick bus line and operated a chain of hotels. They often built terminals inside or adjacent to their hotels. The bus terminal in their Kansas City, Missouri hotel featured a turntable that rotated buses 180 degrees -- allowing buses to exit the same way they entered.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1931

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2012.119.35

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of William Luke.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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