Kansas City in Wyandotte County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Riverview Boulevard Cable Car Line
Eighteenth and Central Ave. was the "end of the line" for the Riverview Cable Car serving Riverview Blvd. (now Central Ave.) The promoter, Col. David W. Edgerton & Associates, made his first revenue trip with the cable line on May 22, 1888. Utilizing a 1½ steel cable, this line ran for 18,800 feet to connect the Central Ave. business district with Kansas City, Missouri. The line was updated with a steam dummy in 1889 and eventually electrified in the summer of 1892.
Erected 1983 by City of Kansas City, Kansas, Community Development & Capital Improvements.
Location. 39° 6.365′ N, 94° 39.015′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and 19th Street, on the right when traveling east on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City KS 66102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Judge Cordell D. Meeks, Sr. Plaza (approx. 1.3 miles away); The History of the Wyandot Indian Nation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Silas Armstrong Eliza Burton Conley (approx. 1½ miles away); Helena Conley (approx. 1½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . .
1. "Street Railway Facilities" in History of Wyandotte County Kansas (1911). (Submitted on October 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Riverview Cable Line Info in Reynolds Block History. (Submitted on October 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.