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Jack Condon: The Insurance Titan Talks about His Company's Growth and Commitment to Its Employees
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Jack Lockton, head of the Lockton insurance company based "in the Country Club Plaza in the new Valencia Place."
Jack Henry: 75 Years of Style
December 1, 2005
Article gives a history of the Jack Henry men's clothing store that opened its first store on the Country Club Plaza in 1931.
Jesse Nichols...and His Fantastic Idea! The Country Club Plaza
January 1, 1973
Story of the development of the Plaza from 1905 when Nichols and his new wife marked out its first subdivision, 10 acres of farmland outside city limits.
Johnson County, Kansas: Kansas City's Bedroom
Comprehensive article about the history of Johnson County, Kansas, from its beginnings as home of Shawnee Indian missions and overland trail routes to its growth into Kansas City's foremost bedroom community...
K. C.'s Christmas Is in the Cards
Photos and article about the Christmas shopping centers of Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza with festive holiday lights (at the Plaza) and large tree (at Crown Center, the second largest Christmas...
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...
Kansas City Crossroads: Holidays Brighter with Lights
Photo and history of the Country Club Plaza lights during the holidays in Kansas City, created by Charles Pitrat in 1925 and implemented by him and Ivan Hendrickson, "the project foreman."
Kansas City Crossroads: Neighborhoods Still Bear Nichols' Mark
Photo and biographical article about J. C. Nichols (born in Olathe in 1880), local urban planner and real estate developer of the Country Club Plaza shopping center and "those neighborhoods to the south...
Kansas City Revival
Review of the improvements being implemented in downtown from Tax Increment Financing (TIF) including the 18th and Vine area; Union Station; Country Club Plaza; and Power and Light District, and its implications...
Kansas City Tips
Tips on places to eat in Kansas City, mainly fine restaurants, along with some information on the city as a food distributing center.
Kansas City's Classic Theatres--The Plaza
Article with history and photo of the Plaza Theater at 4701 Wyandotte Street, built in 1929 and converted to a "triplex" in the 1990s.
Kansas City's Country Club Plaza: Where Business Is Your Pleasure
History starting with 1922 with sections highlighting art, fountains, architecture, shopping, entertainment, and fine dining.
Kansas City's Deluge
Photos and article about the destructive flash flood along Brush Creek and the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City in 1977, sweeping away numerous automobiles and engulfing a trailer park, etc.
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,...
Kansas City: Better than a Magic Lantern Show [and] Truman of Independence [and] Eisenhower of Abilene
Photo and article about Kansas City and its persisting national image as a "cow town" on the coasts and surprising urbanity to actual visitors, with features such as Crown Center, Country Club Plaza, Truman...
Kansas City: Culture Cash & Contrast
Photos (of the Country Club Plaza) and article about the history and culture of Kansas City.
La Dolce Ziti--Feeling Good at Figlio
Review of Figlio Restaurant.
Let Icons Be Icons
Article describes plans for a development on the West Edge of the Country Club Plaza that will be home to both Bernstein-Rein Advertising and the Museum of Advertising Icons. The 2.4 acre site along 48th...
The recipients of the Edward Tanner awards include El Dorado Inc. for architecture (Holbrook Loft); John Rufenacht Associates for interior design; and Outdoor Environments Inc. for construction. Edward...
Lifetime Expectation--Kansas City Artist Creates Enduring Art
Short article about Kansas City artist Carolyn Payne. Payne creates paintings on ceramic tiles that become murals. Her work can be found across the states and at the Country Club Plaza. She started Payne...
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