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Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

 
 
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2011
1. Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Marker
Inscription.

This historic aviation facility is named in honor of longtime medical pathologist, Jackson County coroner, judge, and Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, Charles B. Wheeler. In appreciation of his dedication to air service expansion for the people of the greater Kansas City area, and in recognition of his special contribution to the development of airport facilities.

Re-dedicated August 16, 2002
 
Erected 2002 by City of Kansas City.
 
Location. 39° 7.221′ N, 94° 35.417′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Clay County. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to the main terminal building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 NW Richards Road, Kansas City MO 64116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lou E. Holland (a few steps from this marker); Gilliss House Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Building Through the Bluffs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hannibal Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Waterfront Town to Metropolis (approx. 0.6 miles away); From Steamboat Landing to City (approx. 0.6 miles
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Terminal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2011
2. Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Terminal and Marker
away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. 0.7 miles away); City Market (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Charles B. Wheeler in Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Kansas City Downtown Airport Rededicated Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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<I>Municpal Airport, Kansas City, Mo.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Curteich, 1942
3. Municpal Airport, Kansas City, Mo.
"...The history at the newly rededicated Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport is extensive. Downtown Airport was originally called "Peninsula Field" when chosen by City officials in 1927 as the site of the new City airport. Charles Lindbergh dedicated the airport as "Kansas City Municipal Airport" on August 17, 1927. Lindbergh praised Kansas City at the dedication, indicating that Kansas City had an opportunity to build one of the best airports in the country. Lindbergh's comments were driven in part by the airport's proximity to Kansas City's business district. -- Kansas City Infozine, Kansas City Downtown Airport Rededicated as Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 5, 2015.
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