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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 Honors Organist For 50 Years of Service
September 28, 2005
For the last 50 years, Harlene Scofield has been the organist at South-Broadland Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. A special service and reception was held September 25 for her at the church. "Scofield...
Church in a Lurch
Article describing the redevelopment of the Beacon Hill neighborhood on Kansas City's near east side. The author uses the plight of the Downtown Church of Christ, at 27th and Troost, as an example of an...
Church Leaders Meet to Discuss Break-Ins
Photo and article about "a series of break-ins" and burglaries in Northeast neighborhood churches, especially on Benton Boulevard and Independence Boulevard.
Church Marks 100 Years
March 19, 2007
Article reporting the centennial celebration of Centennial United Methodist Church, located at 1834 Woodland Avenue.
Church Seeks Help After Lightning Strikes
January 5, 2005
Grace United Church at 811 Benton Boulevard offers many services to the community including a food pantry, after-school program and bus passes. The 98-year old building was struck by lightning last September...
Church Things in Northeast
September 21, 2005
Captioned photograph of the interior of the Independence Boulevard Christian Church located at Independence Boulevard and Gladstone. Church celebrated their 100th anniversity on September 18, 2005.
Church to Have a Building Again
History of the churches formerly on the site of the new Columbus Park Presbyterian Church at 5th and Forest Avenues, including the "Italian Mission" period of the former building starting in 1918.
Church to Observe "Golden Jubilee"
Anniversary of church at 9th and McGee Streets.
Church's Roof Collapses
April 14, 2006
The roof of the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church at 6640 Swope Parkway collapsed on Thursday, April 13, 2006. The building was empty.
City's Growth Crowds Out a Church
Origins of the old church with large photo.
Closed Church's History Saved
July 28, 2011
The Kansas City Museum received a significant donation of records and artifacts from the historic Melrose United Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales avenues in the Northeast community. The church...
Clyde, Mo., Residents Mourn Loss of Church
Photos and article about the town of Clyde, Missouri (population 100, "16 miles east of Maryville and only two miles from the Benedictine monastery in Conception"), and its 85-year-old Catholic church...
COR's Investors Tested, But They Still Have Faith
June 27, 2007
Hoping to be able to have some control on nearby commercial development, the Church of the Resurrection United Methodist Church set up COR Development LLC which offered to the public shares of stock for...
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...
September 25, 2011
Article spotlights Kansas City residents Jason and Candy Fields and other families who have transformed blighted properties in the Lykins Neighborhood into "urban homesteads." More than 20 families have...
Dante Cosentino Dies: He Decorated Interior of Many Churches
Obituary for Dante Cosentino, "65 years old, who decorated the interiors of most of the Catholic churches in Kansas City." Born in Italy in 1892 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1919 "as a decorator, painter...
Deaths: Harry L. Wagner
Obituary for architect Harry Wagner, designer of "several hundred" homes in the Country Club Plaza District, as well as some churches and the remodeling of Municipal Stadium.
Deaths: Mrs. Howard D. Breece
Photo and obituary for Virginia Breece, "75, of 1192 East 65th, long-time leader in Episcopal church education" in Kansas City, the wife of Howard D. Breece and member of several historical women's associations....
Deaths: Mrs. Robert T. Swofford, Jr.
Obituary for "Mrs. Bertha Wright Swofford [or Bertha Swofford], 71, of 536 East [56th Street], who was active in historical society and museum work." Lifelong Kansas Citian, widow of Robert Swofford, Jr.,...
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