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Helen T Gray
A Grand Centennial for a Grand Church
February 7, 2012
The Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church (205 E. 9th St., southeast corner of 9th Street and Grand Boulevard) was completed February 1912. It is the second church building that the United Methodist...
Church Grew by Serving: Community Group of Buildings Aim of Linwood Presbyterians
Illustrations and article about the plans for a large new Linwood Presbyterian Church covering an entire block between Linwood, 33rd, Woodland, and Michigan Avenues. Portrait and description of Harry Rogers,...
Church is Reborn with New Mission
March 21, 2015
Article documents the project to rehabilitate the Linwood Presbyterian Church building located at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 71 Highway in the Ivanhoe neighborhood. David Warm, executive...
Cornerstones of Care Purchases Former Chancery
May 6, 2011
The former Catholic Chancery at 300 E. 36th Street was sold to Cornerstones of Care, a local non-profit organization of partnership agencies that provide therapeutic treatment services to more than 2,000...
Diocese of KC-St. Joseph Moves to Former Aquila HQ
March 25-31, 2011
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph will open its operations in the former headquarters of Aquila Inc. in the New York Life Building located at 20 W. 9th Street. The 10-story historic building cost the...
Grand Avenue Temple
Being built in 1850 during the leadership of Reverend William Farrell, hence the celebration of the 108th anniversary.
Heads of the Class
December 15-21, 2005
Article profiling several individuals who have purchased former public buildings and are converting them into living spaces. Randy Wolf's work on Kansas City's Fire Station 28 (60th Street and Troost)...
Historic, Derelict Argentine Church to be Revived
March 29-April 4, 2012
Article reports on efforts to stave off demolition of the vacant St. John the Divine Church building in Argentine, Kansas. The building owner, Patricia Casas, and local preservationists would like to see...
House of Refuge No More
April 8-14, 2011
The historic Holy Name Catholic church, located at 23rd Street and Benton Boulevard, is set to be demolished after being empty for years. Construction of the church began in 1911 and was completed in 1928,...
Leawood 'megachurch' Makes Plan for the Future
The Church of the Resurrection, located at 137th and Roe in Leawood, Kansas, has a larger weekly attendance than any other Protestant church in this area. They currently have over 10,000 members and are...
Old Building, New Mission
April 6, 2011
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has begun the move to its new home inside the New York Life building at 20 W. Ninth St. It will be called "The Catholic Center" and house the chancery offices...
Owner Asks to Raze Church
December 23, 2010
The historic former Holy Name Catholic Church at 23rd Street and Benton Boulevard, that has been unused for decades, will be demolished since owner Brian J. Gordon has been unable to find a way to restore...
Renewing the Church from the Outside In: Landmark Downtown Cathedral Is Getting Much-Needed Restoration
Photos and article about the restoration of the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a church built in 1883 as "the highest building in Kansas City" at that time, describing the restoration...
Saint Paul School to See Improvements
Over the next few years, Saint Paul's School of Theology plans to make improvements. Included will be the renovation and additions to older buildings, landscaping work, new parking facilities, and the...
Wright & Wrong
File containing an article with photos, map, and biographical description of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), "the father of the Prairie School of Design" and architect of three buildings in Kansas City...
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