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An Architect's Subtle Marks on the City
Article about Ernest Brostrom, one of the Chicago School of architects led by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, with Kansas City designs including the Holsum Bakery at 814 Southwest Boulevard, Jensen...
Armour Apartments Slated For an Upgrade
July 6, 2006
Three apartments built in the 1920s located on Armour Boulevard are being renovated. These include the Bainbridge at 900 E. Armour; Georgian Court at 400 E. Armour; and Linda Vista at 1301 E. Armour. They...
Armour Blvd. Once Commonwealth Ave.
Article discussing the "change of character" of the once-exclusive single-family Armour Boulevard, illustrated on a 1886 plat map of the Hyde Park addition, when the boulevard was known as "Commonwealth...
Armour Boulevard Renovations Advance
March 31, 2007
Buildings to be renovated into a total of 409 modern apartments are the Bellerive, 214 E. Armour Blvd.; Clyde Manor, 350 E. Armour Blvd.; Park Central, 300 E. Armour Blvd.; Yankee Hill, 3430 Gillham Road;...
Busier than Ever, Building Away at a Mightier Kansas City--Places Where Millions Are Being Spent
Illustrations and descriptions of several buildings in Kansas City, under construction or newly completed in 1922 including the following: (1) "the immense cold storage, warehouse and ice manufacturing...
Century-old Buildings in KC get a Reprieve
January 8, 2013
Article on the effort to prevent the four buildings at 110 through 118 West Armour from being demolished. The Old Hyde Park Historic District, along with the Historic Kansas City Foundation and Kansas...
Circus Day Has Opened: Children's Theater to Give Performances Today and Tomorrow
Notice for the opening of the second play at the University of Kansas City Playhouse, "written by Aurand Harris, a former Kansas Citian and son of Mrs. Myrtle A. Henderfer, 525 East Armour boulevard."
Conservatory of Music
August 1, 1936
The Conservatory combined with the Horner School and Lyceum Bureau and moved to the quarters of the latter at 30th & Troost Avenue, then moved on August 1, 1936, to the former Armour residence on Armour...
Deaths: Mrs. Carey E. Harper
Obituary for Mrs. Gertrude Harper, "80, of 350 East Armour boulevard," a lifelong Kansas Citian and "the daughter of L. S. C. Ladish, an early real estate developer here." Harper also the wife of Carey...
Derrick Thomas Academy Improves Charter School Image
August 3 - 16, 2006
Leah Martisko, principal at Derrick Thomas Academy, is working hard to change the image of charter schools. The school, located at 201 E. Armour Boulevard, has high academic standards for its students...
Frank S. Land, 69, of De Molay Dies: Founder of Fraternal Group of Youth Served as Imperial Potentate of Shriners
Photo and obituary for Frank Land (1890-1959), "founder of the Order of De Molay and its director for forty years." Description of his career as a shriner, forming De Molay to help "boys left fatherless...
George Edward McIntyre
Obituary for George Edward McIntyre, or George McIntyre, architect of several apartments along Armour Boulevard, the Paseo and on the Country Club Plaza, as well as several office buildings and garages...
Grand Plans For Armour Boulevard
November 3, 2006
Five neglected once grand apartment buildings on Armour are to be given a second chance with a proposed renovation project. Antheus Capital LLC, a New Jersey real estate investment company wants to spend...
Henry Johnson, Former Police Chief, Dies
Photo and obituary for Henry Johnson, "chief of police here from 1947 to 1952 who was widely known as a 'traffic scientist' for his work in promoting traffic safety," dying at the age of 73 in 1975. Description...
Housing Tax Credits Find Home in Market
July 11-17, 2008
Article explains how low-income tax credits have helped encourage developers to renovate historic buildings. The steady demand for such housing and the availability of state and federal tax credits are...
John Liesveld, Civic Leader, Florist, Dies
Photo and obituary for John Liesveld, "founder and owner 43 years of Liesvelds, a florist shop at 442 Ward Parkway," dying at the age of 70 at his residence at 200 West 67th Terrace. Description of his...
KC Makes Mostest of Return of Hostess
July 16, 2013
The company headquarters of Hostess Brands has returned to Kansas City. Formerly known as Interstate Bakeries, Hostess liquidated its holdings and closed its doors in 2012 after financial issues and contract...
KC Neighborhood's Future is in Its Past
March 14, 2012
Article reports on efforts to have the Squier Park Historic District included on the National Register of Historic Places. The 16-block district is bounded by Armour Boulevard, The Paseo, 39th Street,...
Kerrigan Has a Record of Long Service to Legion
Photo and biographical article about James Kerrigan, "vice-president of H. T. Poindexter & Sons Merchandise company," named "as one of the five national vice-commanders of the American Legion," residing...
Manager A. Judah Is Dead
Obituary for Abraham Judah (1848-1915), "Kansas City's oldest theatrical man" and "manager of the Grand Opera House." Description of his life and career as a native of Cincinnati coming to Kansas City...
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