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Cathedral Dome Glows Again
Fifty Years Ago Today, the First Ford Branch Opened Here
Photo and article about the first Ford branch assembly and sales branches in the nation (branches from Detroit) being located in Kansas City in 1909, at 318-320 West 11th Street.
First Black Appointed Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance at Wayne Minor
January 10, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about K. C. Kemp, the first African American "promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance for the Wayne Minor [sic] Court development"...
Photos and information on Frank Slezak, an architect and past president of the Roanoke Homes Association with residence at 827 Valentine Road. Born in Kansas City about 1913 and winning awards from the...
In KC, Quiet Rich Barely Recalled: Future Financier Kept Low Profile at Southwest High
Photo and biographical article about Marc Rich, a financier growing up in Kansas City and becoming involved in the Iran "hostage crisis of the late 1970s" and being pardoned by President Bill Clinton in...
It Happened in Kansas City
Keister Designing, Tailoring, & Dressmaking School
Article about the Keister School of Design for clothing design, which "began in 1902. ..[as the] oldest school of its kind in the Middle West."
Lykins Vice President Needs Help
Photo and article about the "Land Trust lot at 11th Street and Jackson Avenue" being cleaned of trees debris block the sidewalk near the Whittier Elementary School by the Lykins Neighborhood Association....
Mark Twain Tower Labors to Find Tenants, Its Identity
February 11-17, 2011
The 1920s-era Mark Twain Tower, located at 106 W. 11th Street in downtown Kansas City is nearly empty, and the Houston-based Boxer Propery Management Corp. is looking to find tenants to fill the space....
Morris S. Strauss Dies
Obituary for Morris Strauss, "54, of the Ambassador hotel, 3560 Broadway, a building contractor" and "owner of the Strauss Sales company, 1327 Independence avenue, a wrecking firm which is razing the old...
Name a School, Name a Hero
October 9, 2007
Steve Penn discusses names of some Kansas City schools. "The name for the first school for blacks, which came along during the 1880s, was--what else--Lincoln Elementary School." It was at 11th Street and...
Not All about Women
Article about the origin of the name of Petticoat Lane--11th Street from Walnut to Main Streets--in an 1890s poem by Minne McIntyre.
Poetic Origin of Petticoat Lane
Article about the origin of the name of Petticoat Lane--11th Street from Walnut to Main Street--in an 1890s poem by Minne McIntyre.
Shoppers Parkade to be Demolished
July 3, 2009
Shoppers Parkade parking garage at 11th Street and Grand Boulevard, along with an adjacent vacant office building, will be demolished in September 2009.
The Oldest Inhabitant
Portrait and biographical article about Washington Henry Chick, or Washington Chick (1826-1918), "the oldest citizen of Kansas City" at the time of the article's writing. Description of his life and career...
West Bottoms Building Offers Unlimited Possibilities
January 8, 2012
Article about an historical building located at 1417 W. 11th Street for sale in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City. The building dates to 1880 and once housed a furniture manufacturing business. The...
Where Did the Name for the Lillis Building Come From?
November 10, 1996
The name came from James F. Lillis, Sr., who bought the 10-story building on Petticoat Lane (11th Street between Main and Walnut streets) from the Kansas City Boys Home in 1927. Lillis became the new name...
Where We Ate in Eighties Recalled by Razing of Kansas City Landmarks
Reminiscences of "old timer" Joseph Meinrath and others of 1880s Kansas City, at the time a "young man's town," describing boarding houses, restaurants, hotels, real estate, and other early businesses...
Women Rule These Streets: The Daily Scene on Petticoat Lane, the Shopper's Mecca
Illustration and description of the appearance and behavior of women and men in the busy shopping area of Petticoat Lane, including comments on women's hat fashions.
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