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Country Club Plaza
Nichols, Jesse Clyde ...
Country Club District
Article describing Wornall Park, located at 45th and Wornall Road, just north of the Plaza. Ground was broken on the three story development, which will be a "melding of the Arts and Crafts architectural...
With New Facility and Greater Space, Plaza Library Services and Staff Will Expand to Meet Many Needs
Article describes the 2005 completion of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, at 4801 Main. Opening April 16, 2005, the branch replaced a previous facility at the same location.
Where They Once Were
Ten locations around the Kansas City area, each accompanied by a list of each restaurant that has been located there over the years.
What's Right About the Plaza Art Fair
Review of the Plaza Art Fair.
West Side: A Guiding Light for Kansas City
Some history of the Plaza and Nichols's start in real estate in 1905 and the origin of the lighting ceremony started by Charles S. Pitrat.
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....
Water Wonderland: Kansas City's Fabulous Fountains
Photos and article about the fountains of Kansas City, including "the Meyer Circle 'Sea Horse' Fountain," the Muse of the Missouri Fountain, on Main Street between 8th and 9th Streets since 1963, several...
Walking Tour No. 3--Country Club Plaza
Information about the Plaza for history and sightseeing with map and annotated points of interest.
Volker Park: Paradise Lost
Article about the hippies and potential criminal element in and around the park, and the effects on the Plaza district.
Unity Temple on the Plaza Celebrates 50 Years
Short article about the history of the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Unity Society first purchased the land in 1929 and the building was completed in 1950....
Unity Sculpture on Exhibit
Photo and article about the wood sculpture of "The Last Supper" by sculptor Dominic Zappia on display at the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza at 707 West 47th Street. Description of Zappia as a native...
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...
Travel in the South: Christmas in Kansas City
Photos and article about "the streets of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza," lit up during the Christmas season with "almost 100 miles of lights" for shoppers and visitors.
The Worlds of Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
Article discusses the novels Mrs. Bridge(1959) and Mr. Bridge(1969) by Evan S. Connell, Jr., and how the author was inspired by his early childhood spent around the Country Club Plaza District in 1930s...
The Thriving Communities of KC's Urban Core: Including the KC's Urban Core Economic Development Report
December 1, 2002
Included in this section are the following: the River Market, the Downtown Loop, Crossroad District, Urban Core ED Report, KC's Eastside/West Bottoms, Crown Center/Union Station, Midtown/Westport, Country...
The Residential Fabric of a "Home-Oriented" City
Discussion about the city as a "livable" place, with descriptions and photos of older residential districts and neighborhoods incorporated with their own nearby business districts, such as the Country...
The Plaza: a Love Affair to Remember
The author describes his life-long love affair with the architecture and ornamentation of the Country Club Plaza.
The Plaza Walking Tour
Guides to the Plaza with maps and points of interest with many photos.
The Plaza Is the City's "Heart"
Plaza said to make Kansas City unique because of its anchoring effect on the city's Midtown area. From special advertising supplement with photos.
Numerous tidbits about the Plaza with photos, including the Giralda being the tallest building at 130 feet.
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