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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.
Geographic Spotlight: Above the Street
Photos and article about the Country Club Plaza and its many apartment buildings being "converted into condominiums as the allure of urban convenience and Plaza chic attracts waves of affluent would-be...
Going Places: The Link of Sisterhood
Article about similarities between the sister cities of Seville, Spain, and Kansas City, especially in the Plaza.
Granada Royale: New Hometel Concept Unique to Kansas City
Introduction of the "hometel," a "homelike hotel" done in Spanish style on the Plaza.
Guest List at Sunset Hills House Includes Movie Players
July 1, 2006
Description of house at 5000 Sunset Drive and some of its famous visitors. Architectural elements from Oak Hall were incorporated into the house, built in 1928. The current owners, Dan and Ruby Meyers...
Halls Celebrates 40 Years on the Country Club Plaza
October 1, 2005
The Halls store at 211 Nichols Road opened for business on October 4, 1965. Article reviews the store's departments and the building (''large squares of concrete embedded with pink quartz''). Period photographs...
Halls Plaza Open during Renovation
Reopening of expanded shopping center on the Country Club Plaza following reconstruction after the 1977 flood.
Harzfeld's New Store is Second Largest on the Plaza
May 4, 1954
Article describes new Harzfeld's store, "the largest operation on the Plaza with the exception of Sears, Roebuck and Co." Designed by Edward W. Tanner and Associates and Neville, Sharp and Simon, the building...
He Didn't Stop with the Vision
Photos and biographical article about J. C. Nichols and his city planning projects in Kansas City with the Country Club residential district and Country Club Plaza shopping center, etc.
He Makes Homes Grow in Waste Places: The Story of a Kansas City Man, Just over Forty, Who Has Made a Fortune and Who Has Done a Great Service in the Real Estate Business
Photo and interview of Jesse Clyde Nichols, or J. C. Nichols, describing his life and career as a ground-breaking real estate developer and residential district planner in Kansas City.
Photos and article about the attraction of vast amounts of holiday lights at the Country Club Plaza shopping district of Kansas City.
House Hunting: Brookside Pride
Photo and article about the Brookside residential and business district located roughly "from 50th Street to 75th Street and Rock Hill to State Line" and containing "a wide variety of home styles and sizes...
How Children Learn about Trade Books in Kansas City
August 26, 1939
Map, photos, and article about the "[l]ocation of the principal bookshops and branch libraries in Kansas City," with special reference to books and their promotion for children and juveniles. Description...
If Van Tuyl Get His Way, Here's What We'll Lose!
Plans by developer Cecil Van Tuyl to replace 1920s Plaza architecture with new office buildings, parking, and apartments.
Industry Focus: Designs on Greater Kansas City
Photos and article about local architects' views on Kansas City's best examples of structural architecture. Discussion of the area's borrowing and combination of several styles and corresponding issues...
Interview: Miller Nichols
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Miller Nichols, 70-year-old president of the J. C. Nichols Company and son of its founder, J. C. Nichols. Discussion on local politics, business, Downtown,...
J. C. Nichols Company. ..78 Years of Excellence in Kansas City Real Estate
Full-page advertisement of the company's history and successes in the real estate business.
J. C. Nichols Company: Fifty Years of Development
History of the real estate company, tracing the development of the planned residential district and shopping center tailored for automobiles.
J. C. Nichols Number
Special issue of the magazine devoted to various aspects of the Country Club Plaza and Country Club District as real estate property, with many photos, drawings, and articles in the context of enhancing...
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