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From the archives: The Diamond Building

W.A.M. Vaughan's Diamond Building
W.A.M. Vaughan's Diamond Building

W.A.M. Vaughan's Diamond Building was a prominent landmark in early Kansas City because of its unusual shape and its location at the busy junction of 9th, Main and Delaware. The building is believed to have gotten its name because of the beveled corners. After the Diamond Building was razed, the Westgate Hotel was built on the site. It was later renamed the Kay.

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