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Harkins Commercial Pho...
J C Nichols Company
Article describing Wornall Park, located at 45th and Wornall Road, just north of the Plaza. Ground was broken on the three story development, which will be a "melding of the Arts and Crafts architectural...
Wornall Street Bridge
Looking west at east side of Wornall Street bridge crossing Brush Creek.
Wolferman's Grocery Story
Street level view of Wolferman's Grocery Store located in the Country Club Plaza at 47th and Wyandotte.
With New Facility and Greater Space, Plaza Library Services and Staff Will Expand to Meet Many Needs
Article describes the 2005 completion of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, at 4801 Main. Opening April 16, 2005, the branch replaced a previous facility at the same location.
August 15, 2006
The newspaper recently tried to have readers decide what the area's Seven Wonders were from a list of 21 possibilities. Over 2,000 ballots arrived and the winners were: (1) Country Club Plaza, (2) Nelson-Atkins...
Why Bronze Brits Grace the Plaza
January 5, 2000
Ever wondered why a statue of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine, titled "Married Love," sits on the Country Club Plaza?''
Where They Once Were
Ten locations around the Kansas City area, each accompanied by a list of each restaurant that has been located there over the years.
Where the West Begins: America's Plains & Prairies
Photos of a Plaza fountain and tower, along with some description of the Plaza's place in Kansas City's history.
What's Right About the Plaza Art Fair
Review of the Plaza Art Fair.
What Makes Miller Run? Or Persistence and the Art of Real Estate Development
Photos, illustrated caricature, and biographical article about Miller Nichols, "a son of J. C. Nichols" and inheritor of "his father's real estate company, its properties and its prized Country Club Plaza...
West Side: A Guiding Light for Kansas City
Some history of the Plaza and Nichols's start in real estate in 1905 and the origin of the lighting ceremony started by Charles S. Pitrat.
West Edge: Dream Project Has Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Article about the stalled West Edge project just off the Country Club Plaza at Belleview Avenue and 48th Street, detailing the design that was Bob Bernstein’s vision until he walked away from the project....
West Edge Teardown
August 30, 2011
"The Polsinelli Shughart law firm is going to the West Edge, ending one of Kansas City's biggest development fiascos, but at a cost: the demolition of the unique office building designed by Moshe Safdie."...
December 22-28, 2005
Review of the Plaza III, which at age 42 in 2005, ranks as the "oldest dining establishment in the Plaza district." Includes a recounting of the various incarnations of the basement space below Plaza II,...
Water Wonderland: Kansas City's Fabulous Fountains
Photos and article about the fountains of Kansas City, including "the Meyer Circle 'Sea Horse' Fountain," the Muse of the Missouri Fountain, on Main Street between 8th and 9th Streets since 1963, several...
Walking Tour No. 3--Country Club Plaza
Information about the Plaza for history and sightseeing with map and annotated points of interest.
Volker Park: Paradise Lost
Article about the hippies and potential criminal element in and around the park, and the effects on the Plaza district.
Upscale Plaza Housing Planned
December 22, 2004
Two new upscale housing projects valued at $28 million are being planned by a Colorado development company named MacKenzie House LLC. The location is at 46th and Washington and at 45th and Madison Avenue....
Unity Temple on the Plaza Celebrates 50 Years
Short article about the history of the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Unity Society first purchased the land in 1929 and the building was completed in 1950....
Ultimate 100 Missouri Must-Do's
February 1, 2006
A list of 100 destinations in Missouri that ''every Missourian should see.'' Included are ''Missouri icons, sites with world-wide reputations, destinations related to famous Missourians, fascinating historical...
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