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A 25-Year Milestone
October 17, 2006
Article reports the honoring of City Market area leader Mel Mallin upon the 25th anniversary of the founding of the River Market Business Association. Mallin and others are credited with helping to create...
ASB Bridge and City Market Area
View facing south along the side of the ASB Bridge; shows Missouri River, City Market area and part of the Downtown skyline in the aftermath of the 1951 Flood.
The first city market in Kansas City was built in 1858 on the site of the present city market. This property was donated to the city "for public use forever," by the Gillis family and became a public square...
Postcard of the City Market at the River Quay
Nomination form for the National Register for Historic Places for the City Market building(s).
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 Undergoes Changes
Improvements and changes are underway in the City Market area. Customers will find more food and less gift items. Construction should start in July on a new entryway on Grand Boulevard as well as two other...
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...
Deaths: Frank Lambader, Sr.
April 16, 1948
William Lambader, an early meat packer, occupied the first stall as a meat dealer in the old City Market, which was completed in 1853. His son, Frank, was the first occupant of the first stall at the present...
Detached Home for 'Transplants'
May 29, 2008
"The City Homes project nearing completion at Fifth and Oak streets in the River Market area packs 27 detached houses into a 2.2 acre site between the City Market and the Columbus Park neighborhood." Built...
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.
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...
Houses Will Join River Market Boom
April 25, 2006
''Developer George Birt is scrapping two condominium buildings proposed in his original River Market East redevelopment plan and will instead build 27 detached houses.'' Includes schematic drawing of the...
Hughes' Kansas City Views
Photo showing the market square in 1869 with the rear of the old jail and police station.
Kansas City City Market
Kansas City Riverfront Area
Photos, illustrations, and information on the riverfront area of Kansas City, also known as the Levee or Westport Landing in the early to middle 1800s and later known as the River Market, City Market (especially...
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...
Marshall Potvin Dies
Death of the "Potato King," a prominent produce seller, especially potatoes before the Great Depression.
Ownership Map of River Market Area
Land ownership map of the River Market area of Kansas City, Missouri (section 32, township 50, range 33), identified as "Old Town." The boundaries include the Missouri River south to Independence Avenue,...
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