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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 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...
Ancient Sin: Naked & Unashamed on the Country Club Plaza
Article about sculptures and statues of nudes in the Greco-Roman style said to be for the "adults only" department.
Blushingly Beautiful: Sophian Plaza Condo Is Anything But Ordinary
Article about the ground floor condo owned by Danie Dunn in the Sophian Plaza. The apartment building in the Country Club Plaza was built in the Beaux Arts Classical Style in 1922 by architect Harry J....
Two bronze plaques depicting historical events in Kansas City were placed in the sidewalks of the Country Club Plaza on May 27. The first one features a river streamboat's [sic] arrival at Westport Landing...
Case Studies in Adaptive Reuse--Seville Square: A Shopper's Dream
Article about the old Sears Building, now Seville Square, the world's "first suburban retail Sears store" in the 1940s.
Country Club Plaza
Line drawing by J. Baldridge featuring three prominent views of the area.
Developing Outlying Shopping Centers
J. C. Nichols's zoning suggestions for outlying urban shopping centers, including photos, with the example of the Plaza with its uniform arrangements in wide streets, shorter buildings, and Spanish design....
Dining Out: A Grand Place to Gather
Review of the Granfalloon Bar & Grill at the Plaza, with "the name: '. ..taken from a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ..refers to "a proud and meaningless association of human beings".'"
Dining Out: La Mediterranee
Critique of the French restaurant at the Plaza.
Dining: G/R Scores Another Hit with Bristol Bar & Grill
Article with photo about the new restaurant at 4740 Jefferson Street on the Plaza, with an exotic seafood menu and fancy interior decoration.
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...
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...
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...
Feature Story: Architect Delk Created Great Beauty in the KC Area
Article about the life and local works of the architect Delk.
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.
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