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'Humanbeing': Artist Uses Text and Images to Relate the Spirit of American Indian Culture
Photos and biographical article about David Hunt, a 43-year-old art teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and artist with a warehouse studio next to Lidia's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, specializing...
13th and Baltimore
September 5, 2014
Brief history of the southwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue and Ned Eddy's family's businesses in Kansas City. The corner was the location of the upscale supper club Eddy's Restaurant from...
A Downtown Landmark Shuts Doors
December 30, 2003
After almost 80 years serving downtown Kansas City, the Italian Gardens restaurant closed its doors. A family-owned restaurant for five generations, Italian Gardens served many of the city's prominent...
Addicted To Art, Byron Cohen Gallery Hits 10-year Mark
October 21, 2004
The Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. It is a contemporary art gallery located at 2020 Baltimore Avenue in the Marietta Chair Building in the Kansas City...
Art Amid Destruction
August 4, 2011
"Project Reclamation," initiated by Kansas City artist Matt Dehaemers, was a fund-raising event that involved Joplin-area artists that created artworks using debris from the May 2011 tornado that devasted...
Arthur Nelson Reece Obituary
Obituary for Arthur Nelson Reece, or Arthur Reece, "former assistant to the president of the Kansas City Southern railway" dying at the age of 83 at his home at 7241 Baltimore Avenue.
Auction Claims All That Made Bretton's
Photos and text about the auction of the equipment of the restaurant at 1215 Baltimore Avenue.
Axel Hawkinson Dies: Former Swedish Vice-Consul Here Had Been Ill
Photo and obituary article for Axel Hawkinson, "81, former Swedish vice-consul here." He was born at 12th and Central Streets and lived at 437 West 66th Street Terrace as foreign consul. He was appointed...
February 18, 1940
Banker Deals at 1009 Main: R. C. Kemper, Jr., Buys a Property from Uncle's Estate
Photo, caption, and article about the purchase of the Bond Building, "a 5-story and basement structure at 1009-11 Main street," by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., "board chairman of the Grand Avenue Bank & Trust...
Dean W. Graves Sets Up Office
File containing a photo and biographical article about Dean Graves, an architect with Urban Architects at 1004 Baltimore Avenue, formerly with Kivett & Myers, residing at 5328 West 67th Street in Prairie...
Deaths: Robert L. Winslow, Jr.
Photo and obituary for Robert Winslow, Jr., "55, of 4407 [West 66th Terrace], Prairie Village," Kansas, a certified public accountant with "Lunsford-Barnes and Company, accountants" (with offices at 912...
Portion of larger article about downtown. Includes a colored map of the 8 major districts downtown. Also included is a sequence of graphics detailing businesses and buildings of a 4-block area encompassing...
Developers Buy TWA Building
September 16, 2003
Lou Trigg and Roger Buford purchased the old 8-story TWA building at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. They formed a partnership called TB Squared to redevelop it. TWA owned the...
For These Two Properties, 1 Million Dollars
Photos and caption about the sale of two buildings on 13th Street to Yale University (based in New Haven, Connecticut) from their owner since 1946, "Spiegel, Inc., [a] Chicago firm." Buildings including...
Frank Schudy Sr.
May 18, 1963
Obituary for Frank Schudy, the manager of the Shubert Theater during the 1920s-1930s, at 10th and Baltimore Avenue, dying at the age of 59 in 1963. Also former employee of Tom Pendergast and owner of the...
Hanna Rubber Celebrates 75 Years: Longtime KC Firm Relocated, Prospers after Disastrous Fire
Story of the 75th anniversary and rapid recovery of the Hanna Rubber Company of Kansas City following a devastating fire in 1991, with the company relocating from 1512 Main Street to 1511 Baltimore Avenue,...
Happy 75th Anniversary
Article about the 75th anniversary of the Italian Gardens restaurant at 1110 Baltimore Avenue, established in 1925 by John Bondon and Frank Lipari at 13th and Walnut Streets, moved to 1531 Grand Avenue...
Hoover Brothers, Inc.
Clippings on microfilm about the school supplies company of Hoover Brothers, Incorporated, established in 1900 by Orvis Hoover and his brother Alvin Boyd Hoover, or Alvin Hoover, at the Studio Building...
Hotel Closing News to Staff [and] Salvaged Art Work
Photo and caption about the removal and preservation of griffins and other "terra cotta tile sculpture" from the Senator Hotel at 17 West 12th prior to its demolition and replacement by a parking lot....
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