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C C Spalding
'Globe-Trotting' Refrigerators Are Made in K. C.
Entry for Viking Refrigerators, Incorporated, with the history of the company founded in 1904 by Walter S. Dickey, who also "manufactured miles of clay pipe for the town's water and sewer system and was...
A City and a Business That Grew Together
Bag manufacuring company at 200 Delaware Street established in 1863.
A Tip of Our Beaver to You, Kansas City
History of the local oil and heating company dealing also with Mobil Oil products, since 1916.
Abernathy Furniture Company
The company was founded in 1856 in Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1878, it moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and eventually came to occupy more than 300,000 square feet at 1501-1525 West 9th Street and 908-910...
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
//1858 (second edition 1950)
Description of Anthony Richters as the second to open a store in Kansas City in 1840 (after Thomas Smart in 1839), selling "groceries and Indian goods" here before moving to Westport.
Arnold Brothers Long Associated with Meat Business
Prominent meat-purveying business originally at 810 Independence Avenue in 1906.
Belger Cartage Service, Inc., Keeps Pace with Industrial Age
Started in 1919 by Richard Belger.
Benson Manufacturing Co. Blazing New Trails in Production Fields
Founded by John A. Benson in 1907. First a building interior business, later an aircraft manufacturer.
C. F. Downey Box Company
Description of the C. F. Downey Box Manufacturing company originally at 3rd and Broadway Boulevards in 1880, moving to 1401 Iron Street in North Kansas City in 1919.
Columbian Stock Powders Develop Finer Livestock
Photos and description of the Columbian Hog & Cattle Powder Company, founded in 1888 by veterinarian Dr. W. C. McDermand of Canada, moving to 1457-1463 Genesee Street in 1907.
Dickey Clay Products Contribute to the Health, Happiness and Safety of the Community
History of the W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company, responsible for hundreds of miles of "vitrified glazed clay sewer pipe" underlying Kansas City, founded in 1885.
Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Founded Local Branch 1889
Entry describing the Fairbanks, Morse & Company farm implement and machinery maker at 1300 Liberty Street, with such products as conveyors, elevators, and windmills.
Forty Years of Dependable Service by Centropolis Transfer Co.
History of the Centropolis Transfer Company, a heavy-moving and steel erection business at 7012 Truman Road starting in 1901.
John A. Moore Realty Has Roots in Past
Photo and text about the realty business established in 1879.
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Entry describing the Gate City general storage and commission business at 1213-1215 Saint Louis Avenue.
Kansas City Centennial Souvenir Program
Whole book filled with examples of histories of individual businesses.
Rubon Products Help Whole World to "Clean Up"
History of the mop manufacturing and furniture cleaning business, begun in 1912 by T. G. Johnson at 2304 Prospect Avenue and after 1922 at 500 West 7th Street.
Standard Laundry Now Million Dollar Business
Half-page ad with photo of the laundry business, located at 1112 Holmes Road, established in 1919.
Thirty-five Successful Years for Geo. J. Shaw Hauling Company
History of the "hauling, excavating, and steel erection" business at 1615 Walrond Avenue, "beginning as a 1-truck operation in 1916."
United Chemical Company
History with photo of the United Chemical Company, started in 1913 at 13th and Main Streets before moving into the former Pacific Hotel at 401-403 Delaware Street.
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