39th Street (Kansas City)

39th Street is a major west/east main street that runs in Kansas City, Missouri from State Line Road to Topping Avenue. It was originally named Rosedale Avenue as it led to the town of Rosedale.[1][2] It connects Westport and Kansas City, Kansas. The University of Kansas Hospital is at the starting point and the ending point is in the Leeds Industrial District.

West 39th Street

Also referred to as W39thKC. This half mile corridor serves as a commercial connector of local shops and businesses located along 39th Street from State Line Road to Southwest Trafficway.

West 39th Street attractions are monthly 3rd Friday events, Roselawn, Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio Museum, Roanoke Park, and the Westport-Roanoke Community Center.

39th Street serves as the main artery of the Volker Neighborhood, as well as the southern boundary of the Roanoke Neighborhood.

See also


  1. Monroe Dodd (2002), A Splendid Ride: The Streetcars of Kansas City, 1870-1957, p. 65, ISBN 9780972273985
  2. Theodore Spencer Case (2000), History of Kansas City, Missouri, p. 414

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