You don’t know jack about Troost Avenue

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Which street was named after a Dutch doctor, who was pivotal in the construction of Kansas City’s first hotel?

What bustling business district challenged downtown as a hub of commerce?

Where did the richest man in Kansas City live in 1951?

Troost Avenue.

Surprised? Father David Paisius Altschul was when he first started researching the corridor’s history more than 20 years ago. Now, that knowledge is on display.

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