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J C Nichols Company
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Early Plaza Slogan Still Valid due to J. C. Nichols' Vision
Article about the unusual combination in Nichols of "vision" and practicality. Description of the early business of the Plaza and its 1926 slogan: "The Country Club Plaza--more than location--business...
Easter Bunny at Country Club Plaza
Photograph shows little girl gazing at giant Easter rabbit with colored eggs.
Easter Bunny Kate
Close-up view of Easter Bunny "Kate", located in the courtyard on northeast corner of Ward Parkway and Broadway.
Drawings and article about the construction of the new Plaza West Edge multi-use development in the Country Club Plaza. The project owner and CEO of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Bob Bernstein, "wanted the...
Emery, Bird, Thayer Store
Partial view of the front of the Country Club Plaza Emery, Bird, Thayer store, located at 47th and Broadway. Federal Sign and Signal Corporation received an award for excellence in their design of the...
Face Off--The Plaza's Future: It's Bright
Half of an article arguing the positive side of the Plaza's future, pointing to improving transportation through the Plaza as well as well-maintained commercial and residential tenancy, parking, etc.
Face Off--The Plaza's Future: It's in Danger
Half of an article arguing the negative side of the Plaza's future, pointing to the serious urban planning mistakes with uncontrolled development hurting the uniqueness of the place's intended land use...
Fear of Traditional Architecture and Urbanism.
June 25, 2005
In this article, the author contrasts Crown Center and Country Club Plaza as examples of urban architecture. The Plaza has been a success because it is pedestrian-friendly whereas Crown Center has struggled...
Feature Story: Architect Delk Created Great Beauty in the KC Area
Article about the life and local works of the architect Delk.
View of fiesta flags with people on Country Club Plaza. Villa Serena Apartments are in background.
View of fiesta flags on Country Club Plaza. Villa Serena Apartments in background.
Floods Ravaged Plaza - 30 Years Ago Today
September 12, 2007
Article and photos looking back at the deadly flash flood that struck the Country Club Plaza on the night of September 12, 1977. The resulting damage was disastrous, including 25 lives lost, over 1,000...
Fountain at 47th and Mill Creek
Looking northeast at Venetian Fountain, located at 47th and Mill Creek Parkway on the Country Club Plaza. Shows Ponce de Leon Apartments and other nearby apartments.
Fountain at Alameda Road and Broadway
View of fountain with Country Club Plaza in background.
Friends & Neighbors: "The Best Hamburger in the World"
Article about the history and preservation of Kansas City's first drive-in, Winstead's restaurant at Brush Creek on the Plaza, built in 1940 in Art Deco style.
From The Plaza Darkness, A Bright Idea
October 7, 2004
Highwoods Properties, owners of the Plaza, says that more than 280,000 jewel-toned bulbs light up Plaza buildings each holiday season and that about 5,000--burned-out, broken or stolen--are replaced every...
Geographic Spotlight: Above the Street
Photos and article about the Country Club Plaza and its many apartment buildings being "converted into condominiums as the allure of urban convenience and Plaza chic attracts waves of affluent would-be...
Going Places: The Link of Sisterhood
Article about similarities between the sister cities of Seville, Spain, and Kansas City, especially in the Plaza.
Granada Royale: New Hometel Concept Unique to Kansas City
Introduction of the "hometel," a "homelike hotel" done in Spanish style on the Plaza.
Guest List at Sunset Hills House Includes Movie Players
July 1, 2006
Description of house at 5000 Sunset Drive and some of its famous visitors. Architectural elements from Oak Hall were incorporated into the house, built in 1928. The current owners, Dan and Ruby Meyers...
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