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Living the Plaza Life
Article about the suitability of the Plaza to Jewish people accustomed to urban life in a big city.
Luxury Office Building Coming Soon to Plaza
Three stories above and below ground with notable amenities, located at 48th and Ward Parkway.
Mini Mission Hills
Profile of the Villas at Plaza West, seven, four-story villas located at 46th Street and Roanoke Parkway, just west of the Country Club Plaza. The townhomes are maintenance-free and available in three...
Mixing It Up
Short article about the resurgence of mix-use developments nationwide and in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The most recent examples locally include Zona Rosa and the Power & Light District. Mix-use...
Modesty Prevents Him. ..
Photos and biographical article about Jack Downing Henry, or Jack Henry, founder and president of Jack Henry's, Incoportated, clothing stores on the Country Club Plaza. Description of his life and career,...
Modishly Moorish in Kansas City
Photo, map, and article about the Raphael Hotel at 325 Ward Parkway, built in opulent "Moorish" architectural style as part of the Country Club Plaza in the 1920s.
Moving the Boundaries: How We Define Downtown Makes a Difference
Article discusses the varying definitions of what constitutes downtown Kansas City and their importance in the success of the downtown revival. The narrowest version considers only the area within the...
Native Knowledge - An Insider's View of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza
Article gives overview of the history of the Country Club Plaza, its rank as one of the world's 60 great places and one of two high points in American urban design before World War II (the second being...
Feature article describes J. C. Nichols and his crowning achievement, the Country Club Plaza. Provides a brief history of his time in Kansas City and his many accomplishments throughout the city.
Panorama of the Americas: Porcelain Enamel Baked on Steel Mural Unveiled
Photos and article about the dedication of the "Panorama of the Americas" mural painted by artis John Podrebarac at Aleman Court (dedicated itself in 1947) on the Country Club Plaza by Miller Nichols,...
Past Times: Plaza All Aglow
Photo and caption about the "Christmas lights on the Country Club Plaza" in the early 1930s (begun in 1925) "looking southwest at 47th Street and J. C. Nichols Parkway with the Plaza Theater in the center."...
Persona Creata: Holloway's Holiday
Biographical article about Bob Holloway, an artist residing in a "custom-built home in south Kansas City," with illustrations and description of him and his art career. He participated "in the Country...
Short biography of Nichols revealing relations between his family life and business life.
October 1, 2004
One-mile walking tour of the Country Club Plaza that highlights its fountains and sculptures. Includes map. Featured attractions are Boy and Frog, Pool of the Four Fauns, Mermaind Pool, Pomona, Monkey...
Real Estate: The Country Clubber
Article about "long range planner," J. C. Nichols, and the planning involved with the Plaza, including Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Redefining a Place Called Home
Article describes the development and success of urban lofts and condominiums in Kansas City. Includes a list of popular 2003-2004 developments for prospective buyers.
Reviews of the Mosaic restaurant ("a new restaurant in the Prairie Village shopping center" at 4160 West 71 Street in Prairie Village, Kansas) and the Romanelli Grill (opened near the Country Club Plaza...
Restaurant Reviews: Starker's Reserve Restaurant
Photo and restaurant review of Starker's Reserve Restaurant at 201 West 47th Street at the Country Club Plaza, opened in 1997 in its second incarnation after originally opened in 1972 as Harry Starker's...
Rethinking the State Line
October 1, 2003
This issue of Ingram's contains v.3, Number 10 of economic development "Industry Outlook". More than 30 public officials and community development leaders met on September 23, 2003, at the Fairmont Hotel...
Return to Kansas City
June 1, 1967
Autobiographical article by former Kansas City author Edward Dahlberg about his experiences of Kansas City as a child in the 1900s (circa 1905-1908) and later in the late 1960s. Description of changes...
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