These images from The Kansas City Star’s photo archives, found in an envelope labeled “City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri (Historical)” contain only this caption:
Smoke consumer test city hall Sept. 24, 1894
OK, history sleuths: What do you think that means? Is it a test of a device on a chimney designed to keep smoke from escaping into the air? And what historical buildings do you spy from this vantage point?
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