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J C Nichols Company
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Hall Store Building (Country Club Plaza)
Partial frontal and side view; located at 211 Nichols Road on the Country Club Plaza.
Hallmark Changes to Face New Realities
November 17, 2013
Article summarizes various ways the Hallmark company has adapted its business strategies in order to adjust to changes in the retail and entertainment marketplaces. HMK, a new retail venture located in...
Halls Celebrates 40 Years on the Country Club Plaza
October 1, 2005
The Halls store at 211 Nichols Road opened for business on October 4, 1965. Article reviews the store's departments and the building (''large squares of concrete embedded with pink quartz''). Period photographs...
Halls Plaza Open during Renovation
Reopening of expanded shopping center on the Country Club Plaza following reconstruction after the 1977 flood.
Harzfeld's New Store is Second Largest on the Plaza
May 4, 1954
Article describes new Harzfeld's store, "the largest operation on the Plaza with the exception of Sears, Roebuck and Co." Designed by Edward W. Tanner and Associates and Neville, Sharp and Simon, the building...
He Didn't Stop with the Vision
Photos and biographical article about J. C. Nichols and his city planning projects in Kansas City with the Country Club residential district and Country Club Plaza shopping center, etc.
He Makes Homes Grow in Waste Places: The Story of a Kansas City Man, Just over Forty, Who Has Made a Fortune and Who Has Done a Great Service in the Real Estate Business
Photo and interview of Jesse Clyde Nichols, or J. C. Nichols, describing his life and career as a ground-breaking real estate developer and residential district planner in Kansas City.
He's the Man!
March 6-12, 2003
Article describing the efforts of developer Ray Braswell to work with preservationists in creating a plan to develop a boutique hotel on the Plaza's "West Edge." The article details several other Plaza...
Hemingway Plaza Condominium Conversion Project: Technical Bulletin 6
Discussion on the Hemingway Plaza Condominium conversion project, comprised of Riviera and Locarno Apartments at 229 and 235 Ward Parkway.
May 20-26, 2004
Article discusses the use of tax increment financing (TIF) credits to finance the Kirkwood project, an $87 million luxury residential project to be located south of 49th St. between Wornall and Main Street....
Historic Hotel Changes Hands
July 15, 2005
The Pistilli family sold The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City's premier Country Club Plaza hotel, to Lighthouse Properties, a family-owned business based in Salina, Kansas. The Raphael, located at 325 Ward Parkway,...
Historic Plaza Living At An Affordable Price
June 9, 2007
The Robert Louis Stevenson Condominiums are located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Ward Parkway near the Country Club Plaza. This older apartment building was designed by local woman architect Nelle...
Photos and article about the attraction of vast amounts of holiday lights at the Country Club Plaza shopping district of Kansas City.
Hopping along the Plaza Bunnies Trail
Photo and article about the history and current situation of the "6-foot-tall, 250-pound bunnies" sculpted for the Country Club Plaza in 1931 by Edward Stratemeier, Sr. Description of their reconstruction...
Houston Firm Will Run Hotel Near Plaza
July 10, 2012
Houston-based Valencia Group will take control of the unfinished hotel in the Plaza Vista complex in the area formerly known as the West Edge. Now named the Hotel Sorella, the hotel will have 132 rooms...
If Van Tuyl Get His Way, Here's What We'll Lose!
Plans by developer Cecil Van Tuyl to replace 1920s Plaza architecture with new office buildings, parking, and apartments.
Independence Plaza Apartments
Distant frontal view.
Interview: Miller Nichols
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Miller Nichols, 70-year-old president of the J. C. Nichols Company and son of its founder, J. C. Nichols. Discussion on local politics, business, Downtown,...
Irate Plaza Fans Object to Plan
August 21, 2010
The Polsinelli Shughart law firm plans to build an eight-story building on the northeast corner of 47th Street and Broadway which will require razing a 1920s "balcony building" as well as 96-unit Neptune...
Is It Racial?
August 19-25, 2011
Article concerning the new curfew in effect in Kansas City entertainment districts, including the Country Club Plaza and the Power and Light District. The author proposes the reaction from the city and...
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