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39th and Main Business...
A Browser's Guide to Unique Bookstores
Review of locally-owned (non-chain) bookstores with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Bookenders in Platte City, (2) Glenn Books at 1227 Baltimore Avenue, (3) Bennett Schneider at 300 Ward...
A Kansas City Architect: Edgar Faris
Biographical article about Edgar Faris (1882-1945), a Kansas City architect with extant works dating between 1908 and 1925, before moving to Miami in 1926, gaining "a national reputation as a landscape...
Art in Kansas City
Two articles highlight the art scene in Kansas City: "Kansas City's Glittering New Galleries" and "Kansas City: A City of Art." The first article reviews the new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
Photos and article about the apartments on the Country Club Plaza and Armour Boulevard managed by the Assured Rental Company, Incorporated (led by George Goldman and Herman Shapiro), in the city's "South...
Article profiles Tom Wayne, co-owner of Prospero's Books at 1800 W. 39th Street.
Facer School (Free the Children)
Article describing the experimental private elementary school called PACER School, at 1200 West 39th Street, stressing "creative problem solving; non-sexist activities, models and expectancies. ..in. ..an...
Focus on. ..Loretto Academy
Article arguing for the preservation of the former girls' school at 1111 West 39th Street.
Foreword: Renewing Downtown, One Building at a Time
Editorial article about the revival of parts (or "neighborhoods") of Downtown and Midtown Kansas City, especially the Crossroads District, 39th Street (in Westport or Midtown), and potentially next in...
Article describes Kansas City's "Green Impact Zone," a project to "transform KC's urban core into an economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible place to live." The Green...
Green Impact Zone Putting Funds to Work
Two-page article about the Green Impact Zone, bounded by 39th Street on the north, 51st on the south, Troost Avenue on the west, and Prospect and Swope Parkway on the east, that was initiated by U.S. Rep....
Hi, Neighbor! How about Sprucing Up Your Store at 39th and Main?
Article about the poor conditions for shopping, health, and aesthetics at the Milgram's Supermarket at 3967 Main Street, part of "the Mid-City shopping area (39th Street and Main)," opened in 1933 at the...
House For E. S. Jewett, Esq.
Description of the house being built for E. S. Jewett on Baltimore near 39th Street. Also includes a sketch of the home. Adriance Van Brunt is the architect of the home.
Is 39th Street Coming Back?
Article about the signs of both decline and coming back of the 39th & Main business district.
Old Hyde Park and Greystone Nominated for Local Historic Register
Article announcing the nomination of the two historic districts to the Kansas City Register of Historic Places: Greystone, "located along the 3100 and 3200 blocks of Central" Street, and Old Hyde Park,...
Article about a wave of new "gambling salons" in the city including "The Rialto" at 12 East 39th Street, "the Lido" at the northwest corner of 39th and Main Streets, and another at 3925 Main Street, "the...
State Support for Higher Education Leads to State of the Art Biomedical Facility
Brief article describes the University of Kansas Biomedical Research Center, scheduled to complete construction on the northeast corner of 39th and Rainbow in Kansas City, Kansas in early 2006. The 205,000...
Taking Stock: What's Wrong with Theater in This Town, Anyway?
Article about the lack of organization, interest, and black actors in Kansas City theaters, with the closing of others, including the 39th Street Theater.
The Seven Lives of Paul McNeely
Photos and biographical article about Paul McNeely, "painter and stained glass artist" residing at 10 East 39th Street and formerly "in a studio, a converted chicken house on a Lee's Summit farm" called...
Whittier Place--A Gem of Old Westport
Article about the architectural preservation of the homes "of Whittier Place, an addition to Kansas City, Missouri, in Westport," "bounded on the west by Wyandotte, the east by Baltimore, the north by...
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