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12th Street Viaduct
Main Branch Library --...
Nettie Thompson Grove
E M Clendening
H G Wilson
September 22, 1950
Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...
A Letter from Daniel Geary
Reminiscences by Daniel Geary from 1915 about the radical changes in the topography in the Town of Kansas around 1856-1859, as its early streets were built and hills graded for settlement. Description...
A Record of Current Events: Beautifying Kansas City
Photos and captions for various parts of Kansas City's new park and boulevard system, describing its beautifying effect and increase of real estate values and transportation efficiency, including before...
Arthur Kraft Art at Home Savings
Article about the mosaic mural for the McGee Street entrance to the Main Branch Library at 12th and Oak Streets done by artist Arthur Kraft, whose work also is displayed in the Louvre in Paris and the...
Photos and article about the recent (ca. 1960s-1970s) history of movie-making of "B" films in Kansas City, focusing on the experiences of producer-director Lamar Card in shooting the 1976 movie "The Student...
Bridges: Construction of the Twelfth St. Trafficway Viaduct, Kansas City, Missouri
Discussion and illustration of cross-section and aerial layouts of construction plans for the 12th Street Viaduct. Intended to "facilitate the usual street traffic between sections of Kansas City, Mo.,...
Building Rapid-Transit Viaduct, Kansas City
Photos, drawings, and descriptions of construction plans for the 12th Street Viaduct.
Cities: Kansas City Dynamite
Article about the robbery of the Jackson County Courthouse on 12th Street, supposedly of voting nominations, by James Michael Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast.
City Window: Wide Berth
October 1, 1979
Ever wonder why Grand Avenue is wider than other streets downtown? One of biggest givers of land to Kansas City, next to Colonel Thomas Swope, was Milton McGee, who, in 1852, gave the city an entire block...
Condensed Milk Factory
The Kansas City Condensed Milk Company, located at 1521 W. 12th Street, specializes in products of evaporated cream and condensed milk but also manufactures butter and other dairy products.
Cover: Libraries as Equity Building Blocks
Illustration and description of the plans for renovating "the majestic First National Bank Building at 10th Street and Baltimore Avenue" in Kansas City into "a state-of-the-art public library main branch"...
Craftsmanship Awards: Board of Education, Kansas City, Missouri
Photo and caption about the "Craftsmanship Award" given to the mural work by artist Arthur Kraft on the new "Public Library & Administration Building" at 12th and Oak Streets in 1960.
Discarded Street Names in Kansas City
Article of street name origins, such as Chestnut ("Eleventh"), Gay ("Charlotte, from Independence avenue south"), Ottawa ("Twelfth street"), and Edgar ("Forest avenue, from Independence avenue north")....
Article about the bars, saloons, and similar "joints" on 12th Street in Kansas City, describing the types of people and businesses prevalent there in the Great Depression, including "underworld tycoon...
Fashionable Pearl Street
Mention of "the old Norton house" on the east side of Grand Avenue north of 3rd Street, built before the Civil War and still standing in 1911. Uninhabited by that time and in poor condition as the death...
Father Donnelly's Buried Treasure
Article about the possibility of hidden treasure buried by Father Bernard Donnelly in 1864 at 416 West 12th Street, across from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with illustrations and a fictionalized...
Get It Done
Illustration and brief text about controlling traffic.
Goin' to Kansas City Revisited
December, 2005-January, 2006
Brief article describing the history and September, 2005 dedication of the "Goin' to Kansas City Plaza" park, located at 12th Street and Vine. The park honors Kansas City's jazz history, as well as the...
Harry Truman's Missouri
Photos and article about the haunts of former President Harry Truman (1884-1972) in his places of birth (Lamar, Missouri), up-bringing (near Harrisonville, Grandview, and Independence), and early career...
Highest Honors to Kansas City: The Carnes Artificial Limb Co. Receives Highest Awards, First Gold Medals, at San Francisco and London
August 3, 1915
Includes pictures of W. T. Carnes, inventor of the Carnes artificial arm, and J. P. Prescott, president of the Carnes Artificial Limb Company at 904 East 12th Street in Kansas City. The artificial arm...
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