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1. 100 Years of Business in Kansas City: Setting the Stage at the Turn of the Century 100 Years of Business in Kansas City: Setting the Stage at the Turn of the Century September/21/1999 Chronological history of important Kansas City businesses of the twentieth century, starting in 1900.

2. Abernathy Furniture Company Abernathy Furniture Company July 30,1950 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...

3. Adler's, Incorporated Adler's, Incorporated November/28/1984 Article about Adler's, Incorporated, a millinery or garment business.

4. Bankruptcy Sought for Rich-Con: Creditors Want to Make Sure Liquidation at Oldest KC Family-Owned Firm Bankruptcy Sought for Rich-Con: Creditors Want to Make Sure Liquidation at Oldest KC Family-Owned Firm Was Proper February/17/2000 News about the bankruptcy and piecemeal liquidation of "Richards & Conover Steel Co., Kansas City's oldest family-owned business," started as far back as 1857, with its main unit at 6333 Saint John Avenue....

5. Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry February 21-February 28, 1986 Third in a series of four articles about the history of African Americans in Kansas City. It provides an overview of black business and industry, from the period before emancipation in 1865 to the present...

6. David Thomson Obituary David Thomson Obituary January/29/1933 Obituary for David Thomson (1849-1933), a photographer establishing his own business in Kansas City in 1873.

7. Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence February 23, 1986 Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...

8. First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue March 9, 1931 Article tracing the history of the packing industry in the city mainly from 1859, when J. L. Mitchener, the first, opened, to 1871, when the Stockyards opened and four large packing houses had been firmly...

9. George B. Peck Dry Goods Company George B. Peck Dry Goods Company September 12, 1970 The George B. Peck Dry Goods Company, 1044 Main Street (later known as Peck's) was formerly the Doggett Store Company, owned by John Doggett, who opened his first store in Kansas City in 1866. George B....

10. K. C. Not Too Large for Rustic Store: Firm, Established Here in 1881, Still Thrives K. C. Not Too Large for Rustic Store: Firm, Established Here in 1881, Still Thrives December/7/1923 Article about the "old general store" of Alfred Cronkrite, established in Kansas City in 1881 at 1013 West 17th Street, "then the artery of traffic to the West Bottoms" for workmen there, before moving...

11. Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis February/10/1890 Folio book with numerous illustrations and articles depicting and describing early Kansas City.

12. Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis-- Kansas Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis-- Kansas City Globe Anniversary Souvenir February/10/1890 Full page article in the souvenir edition about the glory days of Westport in the 1800s and its old businesses and buildings, with illustrations of the Harris House, the McGee Outfitting House, the Ewing...

13. Kansas City a Thriving Village in the Days of '67 Kansas City a Thriving Village in the Days of '67 March/22/1936 Description of an 1867 city directory, too large at the time to be published by a Kansas City press.

14. Kansas City Dentists Extracted Teeth without Pain--if Desired--in 1865 Kansas City Dentists Extracted Teeth without Pain--if Desired--in 1865 July/31/1932 Description of a city directory owned by the "dean of Kansas City bankers," in which even then lawyers outnumbered all other businesses.

15. Lock and Security Firm Has KC Roots Lock and Security Firm Has KC Roots September 6, 2005 Kenton Brothers Inc. was founded by William C. Kenton in 1897 at 819 Walnut St. The business ''involved selling locks and safes, repairing and recovering umbrellas and sharpening ice skates and rotary...

16. Mrs. Holland Scott: Her Father Operated the First Brickyard in Kansas City Mrs. Holland Scott: Her Father Operated the First Brickyard in Kansas City June 12, 1956 Obituary for Mrs. Holland Underwood Scott, the daughter of "Drury Underwood, a pioneer settler and owner of the first brickyard in Kansas City."

17. Old Firm Drops Out Old Firm Drops Out December 3, 1936 History of the Teachenor-Bartberger Engraving Company, founded in 1891 as the "oldest photo engraving concern in the United States, [having] closed its operating plant at 215 West Seventh Street."

18. Oldest Area-Based Businesses Oldest Area-Based Businesses May 26-June 1, 2006 In "The List" column for this issue is a ranking of the oldest area-based businesses. They are ranked by year founded. The first on the list is the City Market, 5th and Walnut, starting in 1857 with the...

19. Rich-Con Workers Given Severence Rich-Con Workers Given Severence February/4/2003 Article detailing the distribution of about $112,000 in funds from the company's bankruptcy estate to 31 former employees of Rich-Con Steel. The company, a direct descendent of Richards and Conover Hardware,...

20. Stories of John Taylor Stories of John Taylor December/2/1919 Early history of the John Taylor Dry Goods Company store, established in 1881 in the Ridge Building at 1038-1040 Main Street, at the time next to two lumber yards at 11th and Main Streets.