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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...
Take a Walking Tour of Plaza Art
Art in Plaza impossible to duplicate in today's world.
Real Estate: The Country Clubber
Article about "long range planner," J. C. Nichols, and the planning involved with the Plaza, including Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Article about a Plaza retreat both quiet and historical.
K. C.: The City Where Trails Begin
Article about Kansas City, Missouri, and its claims to prominence as a Midwestern city, both in economic importance as "'Market-Basket of the World'" and in symbolic and geographic importance as a western...
The Danger Zone
Article about problems with real estate developers and developments east of the Plaza, including the Rockhill neighborhood and University Park, the proposed research park adjacent to the University of...
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.
Going Places: The Link of Sisterhood
Article about similarities between the sister cities of Seville, Spain, and Kansas City, especially in the Plaza.
The Battle of Westport
Article about the Battle of Westport on October 23, 1864, the "last battle of the Civil War on Missouri soil" on the site of the later Country Club Plaza along Brush Creek.
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....
Volker Park: Paradise Lost
Article about the hippies and potential criminal element in and around the park, and the effects on the Plaza district.
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.
Feature Story: Architect Delk Created Great Beauty in the KC Area
Article about the life and local works of the architect Delk.
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.
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....
Living the Plaza Life
Article about the suitability of the Plaza to Jewish people accustomed to urban life in a big city.
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...
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...
Kansas City's Urban Core: Connecting the Dots
November 1, 2003
Article defines Kansas City's urban core as stretching for five miles between downtown and Brush Creek. Features reports on the River Market, Downtown Loop, Crossroads and Crown Center, Midtown/Westport,...
The Kansas City-Seville Connection
Article described the relationship between Kansas City, Missouri and Seville, Spain. The author focuses on the representation of Kansas City in the 1992 Expo (classified as a World's Fair-type international...
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