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1922 Getting It Done 1923
January 14, 1923
Photos and captions about the construction of the Kansas City Athletic Club building, showing its steel skeleton and at near completion.
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...
A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm
July 11, 2010
Short article about the Rio Theatre in downtown Overland Park and its owners. Includes many color photographs of interior and exterior.
A Nest for Creativity
January 9, 2011
Article describes the opening of the City Ice Arts Center located in the old Kansas City Ice Building at 2029 Campbell Street in the Crossroads Arts District. Sean Kelley, owner, sees it as "a comfortable...
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
Art Deco Building Revived
August 5, 2005
Discussion of the renovation of the Former Fideltiy National Bank and Trust Building at 909 Walnut into luxury apartments and two multi-level penthouse condos. The first five floors of the 35-story building...
Boutique Hotel to Open in a Year
January 15, 2011
The former Gate City National Bank building at 1111 Grand Boulevard will undergo an $11 million renovation to become the 43-room Grand Hotel. From 2000 to 2006 the building housed Club Chemical, "a nightclub...
Bringing Back The Square
May 9, 2010
Article profiles Ken and Cindy McClain who have poured their energies and their fortune into reviving the Independence square. Starting with Ophelia's restaurant, which they opened in the former Katz Drugstore...
Buck O'Neil Education Center: A Missed Opportunity?
July 6-12, 2012
Article about the unfinished Buck O'Neil Education Center located at 18th and the Paseo in the old YMCA buliding. Although improvements have been made on the exterior of the building, interior work is...
Buck's Home to Enhance His Legacy
June 23, 2011
Restoration on Buck O'Neil's two-story home at 3049 E. 32nd Street is underway by the Bethel AME Church and the Friends of the Buck O'Neil Historic Preservation Foundation. The house has deteriorated some...
Building Gets New Life For Artistic Purposes
May 15, 2007
The 13-story Ozark Building built in 1911 and located at 906 Grand is to become a central destination and gathering place for the arts community. The building is owned by UMB and the new name is pARTnership...
Can 102-Year-Old Lenexa House Be Saved?
May 11, 2011
Article and photo of a 2.5 story, limestone farmhouse built in 1908 and 1909 by the grandparents of Judy Miller, the current owner trying to discover a buyer who will not demolish it. The original farm...
Cathy Campbell, Manager of the John Wornall House Herb Garden
April 21, 2013
Interview with Cathy Campbell, manager of the John Wornall House herb garden. Campbell discusses preparations for the 25th Annual Herb and Wildflower Sale that will take place on Saturday the 26th of April,...
Church Buys Landmark
October 2, 2010
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has purchased the New York Life Building (20 W. 9th St) as well as the adjoining office space and parking garage. The building will house the Diocese's administrative...
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...
Court Renovations on Table
August 22, 2011
Proposals for renovations of the Truman Courthouse in Independence and the Jackson County Courthouse Annex are being requested by county officials who "have worked for close to 10 years to save and stabilize...
Dairy Queen Franchiser Takes KC Store to Court
September 2, 2011
The owners of the iconic “old landmark” Dairy Queen in Independence at 2635 Independence Ave. are being sued for violation of minimum standards. Esther McMurray began working there in 1966 as day manager,...
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...
Dunmire Dream Now More Like Nightmare
August 30, 2009
Article tells the story of Del Dunmire, a "bank robber turned millionaire," who bought more than 80 percent of Harrisonville's historic town square with the intent of renovating the buildings and creating...
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