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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.,...
Deaths: The Rev. S. J. Williams
Obituary for Reverend Simonetta Williams, "70, pastor of Brooks Chapel A. M. S. [African Methodist Episcopal?] Church in Butler, Mo.," with residence at 2732 Prospect Avenue. Native of Texas coming to...
Dinner Theater Digs Up Tale of Ghostly Legend
October 18, 2006
Article describes a 2006 dinner theater interpretation of the supposed haunting of St. Mary's Episcopal Church by the ghost of a former priest, the Rev. Henry David Jardine. The author recounts historical...
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...
Dome More Precious
Dome Repair: Christ Temple Pentecostal Church preserves building's historic architecture with improvements
Christ Temple Pentecostal Church preserves building's historic architecture with improvements
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Scarritt
April 29, 1928
Newspaper photos of Mrs. Martha Matilda Chick Scarritt, or Martha Scarritt and her husband, Reverend Nathan Scarritt, "first regular pastor of the [5th Street] church" in 1852 with a Methodist training...
Drop-In Shelter Fills Homeless Gap
Solid Rock Church at 1501 Topping Avenue has opened its church to the homeless by opening a daytime drop-in shelter.
Embracing an Inclusive God
Discusses the role of religion in the lives of gays and lesbians and churches where they are welcomed as worshippers.
Enough Room to Grow: Counter to "Dreary and Dull" Religion, Services at Sheffield Family Life Attract Thousands
Photo and article about the opening of "the new sanctuary" at the "Sheffield Family Life Center, 5915 Winner Rd.," led by pastor Reverend George Westlake. History of the church organization "formerly known...
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...
Festival Seeks to Narrow the Dividing Line
May 15, 2005
The Troost Avenue Festival, held May 14, 2005, was an attempt to celebrate diversity and dispel the street's image as unsafe or bad. Business owners, residents, churches and community groups came together...
Fifty Years of Jubilation
October 10, 2007
The Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, located in the Historic Northeast community, recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary. The church was founded in 1957 by Roy Kenneth and Shirley Foreman, who...
Finding Faith in the Food Desert
July 16, 2011
The Invanhoe nieghborhood has gained a new corner grocery store, World Harvest Learning Center/Good Natured Local Market, at 3400 Woodland Ave. The building was built in the 1920s as a Jewish funeral home....
Fire Destroys an Old Church: Condemned Building at 1501 Broadway Is in Flames an Hour
Photo, caption, and article about the destruction by fire of the "2-story stone building at 1501 Broadway, once the home of one of Kansas City's oldest churches." Built in 1902 as "the third home of the...
Fire Devastates Church Again
Church founded in the 1870s in Westport by two brothers, one a former slave. Located at Mill and 40th Terrace. Moved to 508 West 43rd Street in 1938-1939. Heavily damaged by fire in 1987 and again on February...
First Methodist Church in Kansas City
February 8, 1925
Article mentions that the first Methodist Church in Kansas City, at 5th and Wyandotte Streets, became a livery stable in the 1890s.
First Negro Cleric in Diocese
April 16, 1968
News article about Dolis Durall, Jr., 24 years old, of 2726 Grove Street, the first Negro to be made a cleric in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic diocese.
First Woman Ordained to First Presidency
April 7, 2007
Becky Savage is the first woman called into the highest leadership tier of the Community of Christ Church. At the denomination's world conference last week she was ordained a member of the First Presidency...
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