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100 Years to Grow on: Folger's Coffee
History of the Kansas City-based Folger's coffee company, established in California but headquartered in Kansas City since 1907. It was first located at 20th and Baltimore and move the headquarters to...
View looking east down 10th Street, taken from the 10th and Baltimore intersection in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The First National Bank (later home to the Central branch of the Kansas City Public...
View looking toward the southwest of the south side of 10th Street between Main and Baltimore in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The first of the two taller buildings is the Land Bank building, also known...
View of the intersection of 10th Street and Main Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. View includes the Rothschild's clothing store on the southwest corner of the intersection. West of it is the Riss...
11 River Market Buildings Are Sold
December 22, 2004
Article with map illustration and photograph detailing the sale of buildings along Delaware Street in the River Market area. Eleven of the most historic buildings in the area are being sold for a reported...
11th Street Historic District
Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places for the 11th Street historic district of Downtown Kansas City (partially called Petticoat Lane).
12th and Main Streets
Looking north along Main Street from 12th Street. On the right is the southwest corner of the Jones Store building. Harzfeld's Department Store is visible one block south, and signs for King Joy Lo Restaurant,...
12th and Walnut Intersection
Street level view of the 12th and Walnut Street intersection in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. View is looking toward the west. The Jones Store is visibile on the south side of 12th Street. A city bus...
18th Street, North
Postcard view of the skyline of Kansas City, looking North from 18th Street
Aerial view of 1951 flood looking east from near the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas River - shows downtown skyline and flooded West Bottoms area. Intercity Viaduct is on left and the Kansas or Kaw...
40 Years Ago
40-Year-Old Skyscraper Goes On the Market in KC
February 24, 2005
The Commerce Tower is for sale. The 30-story building downtown is 40 years old and has 540,000 square feet. It is currently owned by Tower Properties Co. and no asking price is listed. Current tenants...
900 Jobs Heading to New KC Home
December 10, 2013
Article on the decision by the General Services Administration (GSA) to relocate 900 employees from the soon-to-close Bannister Federal Complex to the Two Pershing Square building at 2300 Main Street....
A Bird's Eye View
Photos and article about Brian Williams' loft apartment at 20th and Grand. Article describes benefits of "city living" and lofts as living spaces.
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
A Can-Do Mood in Condo Market
September 18, 2005
Article describes real estate agents who havew pinned their hopes on the condominium "boom" in the downtown area. It also discusses who is buying the condominiums. A map shows clusters of condos in the...
A Century of Growth in Retail: Retail Evolves from Downtown to Suburban Centers
Retrospective article detailing the history of retail in Kansas City.
A Change of Space
Article describes the conversion of warehouses, lofts, and historic buildings in downtown Kansas City into condominiums and apartments.
A City in a Square: The Story of K.C.'s Newest Downtown Development
Article about the new City Center Square building at 1100 Main Street, called a "vertical suburban shopping center," designed to help revitalize Downtown.
A City of Glass
Article provides information on the glass in the new Sprint Center as well as other buildings downtown which contain a lot of glass. For the Sprint Center the following information is provided: 2,204 panels...
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