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John F Gregory
Dorothea Frances Hyle
Lawrence M Jones
A Day in the Life of a CEO
Literally a chronology of a day in the life of Terry Jarvis, chief executive officer of the Jones Store Company since 1978, characterizing the company's business operations. Description of Jarvis's life...
A Department Store For Jones' Bros.
Short article about the impending construction of a new store building for the Jones' Bros. Dry Goods Co. to be located at 12th and Main Streets.
Big Dry Goods Building
An update on the building of the store for the Burnham-Hanna-Munger Dry Goods Company of Kansas City located at 8th and Broadway. It was erected by the Washington University of St. Louis. A detail of the...
Photos of the store self-proclaimed as the "representative department store of the West," later to be bought by the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company.
Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City
Article about "the minor revolution in buying habits in Kansas City," with respect to increased retail sales, especially of department stores, with photos.
George B. Peck Dry Goods Company Building
Peck Dry Goods Building, designed by Root & Siemens, is now on National Register.
Photo of George Peck, president of the Doggett Dry Goods Company and a native of Detroit coming "to Kansas City at the date of the organization" of the company under article called "Kansas City Business...
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...
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...
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...
Jones Dry Goods Co.
Three-paragraph description of the store at 6th and Main Streets, with a mail order catalog called the "Cyclone."
Kansas City Crossroads: The Magical Fairy Princess
Photos (of wrapped presents) and article about the Christmas tradition of the Fairy Princess (with a similar role to Santa Claus for children) at "Kline's department store at 11th and Main" Streets Downtown...
Macy's Kansas City Store Packs a Wallop through Unified Design of Three Buildings and Complete Interior Flexibility
Article about the new Macy's store building at 11th and Main Streets, with several photos and architectural drawings.
Remembrances of Things Past
Photo and description of the Jones Store at 1215 Main Street, depicted during Christmas shopping in 1929, with history of the company, originally called the Cyclone Company.
The Department Store
Photo of Lawrence Jones, "Kansas City's great scholar and philanthropist," and article by him about department stores in Missouri following a recent (1899) Missouri state law governing them.
Trade Mart for Kansas City
Photos, drawing, and description of the new Kansas City department store at 22nd and Grand Avenue.
When Giant Crowns Hung High in KC
A history of the giant crowns that used to decorate nine intersections of downtown Kansas City during the Christmas shopping seasons from 1957 through 1976. Commissioned by the Downtown Merchants Association...
Wholesale Dry Goods
December 1, 1903
Article with several photographic portraits of "members of the Burnham Hanna-Munger Dry Goods Co. [sic]." The "Burnham, Hanna, Munger Dry Goods Company" is described in regards to its history, starting...
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