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Dana O Jensen
An Organic Experience Downtown
Short article about City Market and the new Cosentino's Family Market at 13th and Main streets. Includes a sidebar with a list of other farmers' markets in the area.
City Market a Mainstay in KC History
August 1, 1963
Article about the land designated originally as a market area, still used as such.
City Market: Where the Selling Never Stops
Photos and article about the City Market, the mainly produce-oriented business area in Kansas City's riverfront area. Also description of the area's history as Kansas City, Missouri's birthplace and home...
Profile of Club 427, which was located at 427 Main in the City Market area. The club was known for its accoustics and interior decor, fine dining, and the notable jazz musicians on its bandstand.
Cowtown Chronicles: "Hey, Ma, What's for Dinner?"
Photo and description of the Fannie Farmer cookbook of the 1800s in an article about pioneer cooking and eating in the Kansas City area. Description of available foods (including at the City Market) and...
Cue Up For Barbecue: Kansas City's Famous and Favorite Joints
April 1, 2005
A list with brief descriptions of Kansas City "barbecue hot spots" prefaced with a short piece about BBQ Queens Karen Adler and Judith Fertig.
Down by the River
Photos, map, and article about the resurgence (especially since urban renewal in the 1990s centering around the City Market and Delaware Street) of the River Market, the site of the original Town of Kansas...
Drawings and descriptions of plans for redeveloping the City Market area for tourism.
Going to Kansas City!
Article with numerous color photographs of workplaces and cultural sites in Kansas City, including the Stockyards, clothing models, auto assembly plants, telecommunications offices, the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
Greater Kansas City's Foundations Were Built on Partying
Article describes the state of the Kansas City "night-life" industry in 2002. Clubs in Westport, City Market, and Midtown struggle against sprawl, and regulations they see as archaic.
Ground Breaking: The New Glam in the River Market
Photos and article about the "glamorous ground breaking on the newest development in the River Market area, Conover Place at 210 [West 5th Street]. ..the first major step in a master plan [led by "developer...
Guns and Gunfighters [The Buffalo Hunters, Part Two]
Photos and article (second in a series of four articles) about buffalo hunting in the Kansas prairies in the early 1870s, featuring the meeting of the hunters and gunfighters (including Wild Bill Hickok,...
Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened
Article about the opening of "one of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in the country" at "the raised levee where the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers meet" in Kansas City, Kansas. "[B]uilt...
July 4 Shows What KC Spirit Is About
Description of the first Spirit Festival with photos of the activities and displays.
Little Italy--Not a Land of Godfathers
Story about the evaporation of Little Italy over the years as an easily identifiable neighborhood.
Brief article describing the City Market which hosts the region's largest farmers' market and street bazaar. Located in the River Market area of Kansas City, the City Market opened in 1857 and has had...
Minority-Owned Business Showcase: The Road to Number One
Profile of the "No. 1 radio station in the Kansas City market. ..in three top demographics: 12+, 18-34, and the coveted 25-54," a black-owned broadcasting business, managed by Mike Carter.
New Steel Windows
A new steel window sash manufactured by Frank Tilk will hit the Kansas City market in a short time. Some people believe “this product will pave the way for a large demand among builders and architects.”...
Real Prosperity in the West--Scenes in Kansas City's Great Grain Market and Among the Orchards of Missouri
Photos of the Stockyards, rail yards, City Market, Live Stock Exchange Building and the Stockyards Horse & Mule Market.
River Market Enjoys New Life in Old Neighborhood
History of the River Market area, "in the awkward zone between the Missouri River and the hubbub of the city's downtown," concentrating on urban renewal efforts following violent organized crime in the...
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