I just read this little article on KSHB's site regarding the Kansas City beautiful competition and couldn't help but think "how about the opposite"? Seriously, we have all seen photos of the same statues, fountains and shuttle cocks for years, not much has changed, BUT what about KCMO's most blighted areas? Why is there no top ten list for this?

So over the next few weeks I will be taking photos of KC's top 10 blighted areas (in my mind) and posting them on the blog. If you have suggestions feel free to send the info my way.


  1. Indian Springs Mall. Er, what used to be Indian Springs. I was just out there a couple of weeks ago and there is a chainlink fence that runs the east side of the property. toward the north end of that fence, off the overgrown parking lot near the old Montgomery Ward, is a pantie collection hung on the fence. i couldn't decide how those panties got there, but I have a photo of it myself if you'd like. Kinda funny, kinda disturbing.

  2. lmao. send it to jocosob@yahoo.com and I will add it to the collection.

  3. http://midtownmiscreant.blogspot.com/2008/03/take-ride-with-me-through-dog-patch-now.html

    Hands down Blue Summit is the biggest shit hole in the city.
    feel free to use the pics in my post, or take a drive up there, Im sure a few more shacks are boarded up or burned down.

    Another runner up would be Bunker hill trailer court and meth emporium on 40 hwy . loking forward to your top 10, wish I'd thought of it.

  4. my first comment didnt post, try again. Blue Summit aka Dogpatch is hands down the crappiest area east of KCK. heres my write up on it from a while back

    feel free to use the pics if you like. Id suggest you drive through there yourself, its always changing due to fires and shoddy lab work. Another runner up would be Bunker hill trailer park on 40 hwy.

  5. Holy crap, you weren't kidding. That is jacked up.