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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...
The Napoleon of Southtown: His Name Was N. W. Dible and He Built Houses, Thousands of Houses
Biographical article about Napoleon Dible, or N. W. Dible, a "pioneer in the field of speculative housing," designer or builder of "5,000 homes built here [in south Kansas City] from 1905 until his death...
The Play's the Thing: For Producer Marilyn Strauss, KC's Shakespeare in the Park Means More than Her Broadway Successes
Photo and biographical article about Marilyn Strauss, "Broadway producer and founder of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival." Growing up in Detroit and California before coming to Kansas Cityand...
Numerous tidbits about the Plaza with photos, including the Giralda being the tallest building at 130 feet.
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.
The Plaza Walking Tour
Guides to the Plaza with maps and points of interest with many photos.
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 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 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 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...
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.
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...
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...
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....
Volker Park: Paradise Lost
Article about the hippies and potential criminal element in and around the park, and the effects on the Plaza district.
Walking Tour No. 3--Country Club Plaza
Information about the Plaza for history and sightseeing with map and annotated points of interest.
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...
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....
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.
What's Right About the Plaza Art Fair
Review of the Plaza Art Fair.
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