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J C Nichols Company
'Like an Earthquake'
February 20, 2013
Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...
100,000 Come to See Plaza Light Ceremony
Brighter lights, 152,000 of them, installed following the recovery from the Plaza flood of 1977.
1977 Flood In the Country Club Plaza
Brush Creek at Main Street after September 12, 1977 flood, looking southwest.
5 Dead, Many Missing in Flood
Photo of cars floating toward the Plaza tennis courts and description of damages, power outages, etc.
50 Years for Bennett Schneider on Plaza
Started in 1929 and now listed as one of the top bookstores in the country. Visited by such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, and Andre Maurois.
A 1940s Pastime
Photo of the Plaza Bowl on Nichols Road as it looked in the 1940s. It was closed following the 1977 Brush Creek flood.
A Brand-New Glow
July 27, 2007
A new sculpture design, "Transformed Flower," has been approved by the Municipal Art Commission. The sculpture, by California artist Phillip Smith, willl be erected at the north end of the Richard & Annette...
A Break With the Past
January 5, 2005
The Raphael Hotel is now under new management, recently bought for an undisclosed price by Lighthouse Properties LLC of Salina, Kansas. The 123-room hotel has been placed on the top of the list for the...
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Century of Growth in Retail: Retail Evolves from Downtown to Suburban Centers
Retrospective article detailing the history of retail in Kansas City.
A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif
Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...
A Kansas City Architect: Frederick B. Hamilton
Photos and biographical article about Frederick Hamilton, a local architect with his most interesting building said to be on the Plaza at 611-613 Brooklyn Street, one of few of its kind left in Kansas...
A Little TIF Here, A Little TIF There
March 1, 2002
Article criticizing recent uses of tax increment financing (TIF), a program designed to attract developers to the urban core. The law firm of Blackwell, Sanders, Peper, Martin seeks TIF financing to build...
A Machine for Forgetting
January 23-29, 1997
Author of article criticizes Kansas City for purposely trying to destroy evidence of its past to create a sanitized, suburbanized city. He particularly dislikes J. C. Nichols' developments because they...
A Map of the Country Club District
Map of the Country Club District with drawings illustrating people, places, and events in Kansas City history.
A New Attraction for Kansas City Opening Tomorrow
Article about the new Halls on the Plaza attraction.
A Post Card from Old Kansas City
Photo of 1937 Plaza Christmas lights, used as a post card.
A Sulgrave Situation
August/9 - 15/2001
Article about conversion of Sulgrave Apartments to condominiums.
A Tale of Two Projects: New Planning Processes Change Community Attitudes
Introduction to two separate articles showing how two projects in 1998 were stopped as a result of strong community opposition, and the later results when the community became involved in the planning...
A Very Upscale Appeal
January 15, 2003
Story about the Kirkwood development located near the Country Club Plaza at 49th and Wornall. It is to be a very upscale, affluent condominium area. Article includes a color photocopy of the model of the...
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