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Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Anderson Photo Company
Nettie Thompson Grove
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
November 18, 2011
Article about a 100-year-old portrait of Bishop John J. Hogan painted by James L. Fitzgibbon.
''Upper Room'' and Urban Campus Fill Neighborhood Niche
St. Louis Catholic Church at 60th and Swope Parkway purchased a former Masonic Temple in 1944. The Parish's "Upper Room" provides a variety of educational and recreational opportunities to area youth....
'...Know This Church Was Loved'
June 22, 2011
The Melrose United Methodist Church located at 200 N. Bales in Kansas City closed its doors after 123 years. The church was built in 1926 when attendance was at more than 650, but as of recently the numbers...
'Organ Crawl' And Open House at Six St. Joseph Churches
Article on tour by American Guild of Orgnists provides brief descriptions of six St. Joseph churches.
1941 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map of county, state and United States roads in Jackson County, Missouri, including rural schools, churches and cemeteries. Legend includes conditions of roads. Regional map of Kansas City on back.
1951 Flood Damage
Interior view of church identified as the Gospel Tabernacle located at 6th and Osage. Clearly shows damage to the church sanctuary from the 1951 Flood.
1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way
April 11-April 17, 1975
News article about a church membership drive associated with a local NAACP contest.
8th and Locust Intersection
View looking toward the east of the corner of 8th and Locust in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Area was just north of the Kansas City School Board/ Public Library building located at 9th and Locust. St....
9,000 Hear Evans on Protestantism: Hollywood Pastor Addresses Kansas city Reformation Day Rally--Sponsor Downtown Noonday Services
November 22, 1950
Religious and church-related news about the Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the following items: (1) a crowd of 9,000 attending a speech by a Protestant Hollywood preacher in Municipal Auditorium;...
A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism
February 22, 1985
Biographical article about Reverend MacCharles Jones, or Rev. Mac Jones, the 35-year-old pastor of the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 1414 Truman Road. Rev. Jones was the leader at the Black Unity Retreat...
A Brief History of the First Congregational Church: Kansas City, Missouri, 1866-1909
Illustration of the first church building at 10th and Grand Avenues and photo of the second at 11th and McGee Streets, both now demolished.
A Brilliant Organ Gets a Brilliant Organist
October 11, 2004
October 8, 2004, French organist Olivier Latry played the dedicatory recital for the new $850,000 pipe organ by Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders of Alexandria, Virginia, at the Visitation Catholic Church.
A Case Study of the Agnes Ward Amberg Club of Kansas City, Mo.
A 13-page typewritten paper about the history and organizational structure of the club as well as the service given. Includes mention of Guadalupe Center, Holy Rosary Center, St. Francis Health Center,...
A Century of Guardian Angels
September 30, 2009
Guardian Angels Catholic Church, called Guardian Angel until the 1950s, at 1310 Westport Road celebrates 100 years. The original parishoners were German-speaking Catholics. "Today, Guardian Angels attracts...
A Church Divided
Church at Meyer Boulevard and Wornall Road afflicted by rift between social and spiritual aspects.
A Church for the Ages
September 9, 2013
October 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Second Baptist Church, "believed to be one of the two oldest black churches in Kansas City." The congregation was first established in 1863 by slaves and...
A Goodly Heritage: Commemorative Publication Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Westport Presbyterian Church
History of the church.
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 Grand Design: A Congregation of Homeless People Wants to Help Save Downtown
Article describes the efforts of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church (based in the Grand Avenue Temple) to minister to the homeless population of Kansas City.
A Group of Kansas City Churches
Photo collage of several Kansas City area churches.
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