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1. 18th & Vine District to Inaugurate Jazz Walk of Fame 18th & Vine District to Inaugurate Jazz Walk of Fame August 22-28, 2014 Article announces that a ceremony to honor distinguished Kansas City jazz musicians by installing 30-inch bronze medallions in the sidewalks along 18th Street near the 18th and Vine District will take...

2. A Cut Above A Cut Above November/9/2001 File containing photos and a biographical article about James Anderson, 38-year-old winner of a Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City award as owner of his own James Place restaurant and adjacent...

3. A History of Disappointment, but Optimism Survives A History of Disappointment, but Optimism Survives November 24, 2013 Article describes problems facing the operations of the American Jazz Museum. The museum is compared against the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which it shares a location with on 18th Street, and local...

4. A New Heritage of Frustrations A New Heritage of Frustrations November 24, 2013 Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...

5. Argentine Library and Supermarket Proceeding Argentine Library and Supermarket Proceeding December 8-14, 2011 Article discusses the new Metropolitan Avenue Redevelopment District that stretches west from the 18th Street Expressway to S. 24th Street and north from Metropolitan Avenue to the railroad tracks. A grocery...

6. Art Tatum Had a Big Role in the Jazz Heyday Here Art Tatum Had a Big Role in the Jazz Heyday Here November 6, 1956 Death notice with biographical information about Art Tatum, a "jazz pianist" in "Kansas City in the heyday of jazz here in the early 1930s," dying at the age of 46 on November 5, 1956. Winner of national...

7. Artist Sketches Lessons of Life Artist Sketches Lessons of Life July/15/1975 File containing a photo and biographical article about Chester Starks, an artist and Kansas City health inspector since World War II. Creator of a locally well-known public restroom poster for the city...

8. Bill Hayden to Downtown Law Office Bill Hayden to Downtown Law Office January/24/1975 File containing a biographical article about William Hayden, a black Kansas City lawyer with offices "at the Traders National bank building at 12th and Grand" and formerly at 1825 A Vine Street and 1509...

9. Bro-An Card and Gift Shop to Hold Open House Sunday Bro-An Card and Gift Shop to Hold Open House Sunday April 12, 1952 News article about an event held at the "Bro-An Card and Gift Shop" at 1613 East 18th Street, owned by Mrs. Geneva Brown and Mrs. Helen Anderson.

10. C. H. Countee: A Negro Funeral Home Formerly Operated by Him C. H. Countee: A Negro Funeral Home Formerly Operated by Him March/8/1956? File containing an obituary for C. H. Countee, founder of "one of the first Negro funeral homes in Kansas City" at 1606 East 18th Street before dying at the age of 90.

11. Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine May 6, 2008 "The city plans to erect a flashing neon or LED sign nearly two stories tall on the top of the building near the corner of 18th Street and the Paseo." The sign with its lights should be visible for a mile...

12. Deaths: Gilbert G. Postlewait Glass Company Was Started by Him 35 Years Ago Deaths: Gilbert G. Postlewait Glass Company Was Started by Him 35 Years Ago June/2/1955 Obituary for Gilbert Postlewait, "79, of 1023 North Liberty street, Independence, president of the Postlewait Glass company, 1819 Troost avenue." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1900 and...

13. Envision a Laser as a Light of Unity Envision a Laser as a Light of Unity July 26, 2008 A group called East Meets West of Troost are promoting the idea of having a green lazer beam shoot down 18th Street and connect the 18th and Vine area with the Crossroads Art District. City Councilman...

14. Franklin Name to New School: Elementary Unit at 3400 Highland Will Honor Negro Leader Franklin Name to New School: Elementary Unit at 3400 Highland Will Honor Negro Leader December/2/1967 Announcement of a new elementary school at 3400 Highland Avenue to be "named the C. A. Franklin school" after Chester Franklin (1880-1955), or C. A. Franklin, an early Kansas City civil rights activist...

15. Joy, Dedication Showed in Gadgetry and In Life Joy, Dedication Showed in Gadgetry and In Life December 14, 2004 Fritz Kropf, founder of Fritz's Railroad Restaurant, died on Saturday, December 11, 2004. He died as a result of a fall from his motor scooter. The restaurant, located at 250 N. 18th Street in Kansas City,...

16. KCK Flour Mill Was One of the Largest of Its Time KCK Flour Mill Was One of the Largest of Its Time September 1, 2010 Postcard image and short article about the old Southwestern Milling Company plant near present-day 18th Street and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The mill was built in 1913 along the banks of the...

17. Law Offices Opened by William K. Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr. Law Offices Opened by William K. Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr. September 13, 1957 Vertical file contains photos and a biographical article about William Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr., new lawyers opening new law offices in Kansas City. Hayden graduated from Howard University School...

18. Lawyer Hopes 'Firsts' Aren't 'Lasts' for Blacks Lawyer Hopes 'Firsts' Aren't 'Lasts' for Blacks February 15, 1975 File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first black woman to be admitted to the bar in Jackson County and to practice the profession in...

19. Measure Seeks National Designation For Museum Measure Seeks National Designation For Museum October 25, 2005 U.S. Senator Jim Talent has filed the legislation to make the local Negro Leagues Baseball Museum attain national recognition. The museum at 1616 E. 18th Street was founded in 1990. The designation would...

20. Meet the Nerdbots Meet the Nerdbots January 11, 2009 Article profiles Nick and Angela Snyder, a husband and wife team who create robot sculptures from vintage canisters and outdated electronics. What began as a hobby is now a part-time business. With assistance...