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Do you remember the 21st night of September in Kansas City?

We’re channeling our inner Earth, Wind, and Fire to reflect on what Kansas Citians were up to this week in September throughout the years.

American Royal Construction KCtoday

On this day, 101 years ago, this photo of construction for the future American Royal building was taken.

Photo via Kansas City Public Library

Editor Bella here. In honor of Earth, Wind, and Fire’s iconic song “September,” we’re reflecting on iconic late-September moments in Kansas City history with a little help from the Kansas City Public Library.

On (and around) this day:

2006 | The Liberty Memorial (World War I Museum & Memorial) was designated a national historic landmark by the US Department of the Interior.

1949 | The Association of Women Broadcasters of the National Association of Broadcasters held a luncheon at the historic Muehlebach Hotel.

1934 | “Else Paulson” roses were blooming at the Nelson Gallery of Art (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art).

1929 | Exhibits of radios were held at a Radio Show at the second Convention Hall, which was located at 13th and Central Streets.

1922 | Construction was underway for the American Royal Building.

1906 | Electric Park was preparing decorations for its Corn Carnival in the East Bottoms.

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