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'She Got the Job Done': Millionaire Hudson Dies
Biography of Mary Hudson, "a self-made multimillionaire who succeeded in a man's world of oil, land and cattle." Her oil company was established in 1933 at 25th and Broadway Boulevard and grew until Hudson...
A Branch Office for Pitney-Bowes, Inc.
Illustration and caption about the new building for the Pitney-Bowes office supply store to be built at 3239 Broadway Boulevard.
A Tenant Buys at Ninth and Broadway: Fox Manufacturing Company Gets Title to 55,000 Square Feet
Photo, caption, and article about the purchase of three separate buildings at 9th and Broadway Boulevard to be occupied by the Fox Manufacturing Company.
Back in Style: Carnival Building's Restoration Is Result of Renovation Team's 2-Year Labor of Love
April 4, 1997
Article about the renovation of the Carnival Building, located at 800 Broadway Boulevard, into a mixed use building with restaurant, offices, and lofts. The building was designed by Adriance Van Brunt...
February 18, 2009
Article describes $65 million in redevelopment projects along a four-block stretch of Broadway between 34th and 37th streets. The largest of the projects is a major expansion of Metropolitan Community...
Broadway's Busy Vista
Article with a large photo of Broadway Boulevard's path between Downtown and the Plaza, regarding its role as "Kansas City's most prominent north-south artery" and its importance in the Midtown stability...
Butler Brothers Building Will Have 30 Apartments
February 20, 2015
Article describes a project to renovate the vacant Butler Brothers building located at 804-808 Broadway Boulevard to house 30 one-bedroom apartment units. The building is described as having been built...
Columns Embellish Corridor
January 23, 2005
Two pairs of columns have been added to downtown. One pair is at Broadway and 5th Street and the other at U.S. 169 and Missouri 9 highways. The columns are part of an ongoing campaign known as the Broadway...
Give Your Regards to Broadway, KC
November 28, 2006
Discussion of the proposed light-rail plan and its affect on Penn Valley Park. The plan calls for the removal of Broadway or technically Penn Valley Drive within the Park between 26th and 31st streets....
History on the Parade
March 16, 2009
For the first time in nearly three decades, Kansas City's annual St. Patrick's Day parade will take place in the Midtown/Westport area. The article describes the historic buildings, churches, and businesses...
Midtown Project's Special Meaning for KCBJ
July 24, 2015
Brief article provides a history of the founding of the Kansas City Business Journal in 1982 with offices located on the top floor of the Congress Building at 3535 Broadway Boulevard. The author states...
Mrs. Henrietta Tobler
Obituary for Henrietta Tobler (dying at the age of 87 in 1961), co-founder with her husband Jacob Tobler of the Tobler Flower Shop at 3847 Broadway Boulevard, established in 1900.
Notice to Property Owners of the Opening and Establishing of 40th Street from Harris Place to Broadway
Article announcing the plans to enlarge 40th Street from "Harris Place" to Broadway Boulevard, listing all property owners of the area affected.
Notice to Property Owners of the Opening and Establishing of Broadway from the North Line of A. B. H. McGee's Addition for Hamilton Street
Article announcing the plans to enlarge Broadway Boulevard from the northern boundary of "A. B. H. McGee's Addition for Hamilton Street," listing all property owners of the area affected.
Pioneer Mother Monument
Q: Why Does the Downtown Area Smell Like Toast?
October 22, 1995
The aroma wafting through the air in the Garment [Wholesale] District near 8th and Broadway Boulevards can most likely be attributed to the Folger Coffee Company plant. The coffee company was established...
Send Data in Seconds
Article about native Kansas Citian Sullivan Campbell, president of Graphic Sciences, Incorporated, a technology company with local offices at 3535 Broadway Boulevard. Photos and description of the exhibition...
We Will Dedicate Our New Office Building
Full page ad with illustrations about the dedication of the newly- constructed Kansas City Life Insurance Company Building at Broadway and Armour Boulevards on August 1, 1924.
With Good Weather Sixth Street Traffic Way May Be Ready in Thirty Days
Photo and caption about the proposed 6th Street Trafficway, "[a] dream of a wide traffic way on Sixth street between Broadway and Grand avenue."
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