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"Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great
Pictures and article about the work to restore the home of John Willliams "Blind" Boone, a great pioneer of American ragtime music. The home is at 10 North Fourth Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri,...
'Inner-Ring' Suburbs New Development in Older Communities
Article describes both the challenges and advantages of 'inner-ring suburbs,' defined as "mostly post-World War II communities." Their proximity to downtown and their established infrastructure are making...
2003 Kansas Citian of the Year: Tom McDonnell
Article provides a brief profile of Tom McDonnell, president and chief exectutive officer of DST Realty, on the occasion of his selection as the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Kansas Citian...
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
9 More in the Hot Seat: FishNet Security
Photo and description of Gary Fish, president, and together with his wife Mary Fish, owners of FishNet Security, a "company offer[ing] network security consulting" established in 1997, with Gary entering...
9,000 Hear Evans on Protestantism: Hollywood Pastor Addresses Kansas city Reformation Day Rally--Sponsor Downtown Noonday Services
November 22, 1950
Religious and church-related news about the Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the following items: (1) a crowd of 9,000 attending a speech by a Protestant Hollywood preacher in Municipal Auditorium;...
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 Card for You Today
Photos (of several old Hallmark cards), illustrations, and article about the set-backs (especially the headquarters burning down in 1917 in Downtown Kansas City) and growth of the Hallmark Cards company...
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 Without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri
The author draws upon archival data, newspaper articles, government reports, interviews and other documents in order to examine the origin, local implementation, and segregative effects of urban renewal...
A Conversation with . . . Tom Hoenig
July 1, 2006
Brief interview with Tom Hoenig, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Hoenig discusses the movement of the bank to an area just southwest of Crown Center, from its Downtown building,...
A Conversation with the Mayor
Interview with Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes on the occasion of the passage of the "arena tax" in August, 2004. The campaign for passage of the tax was one of the most grueling, and rewarding, of Barnes'...
A Conversation with..Tom McDonnell
Interview with the CEO of DST Systems Inc. about the company and its commitment to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
A Dazzling, Delicious Galaxy of Stars
Photos and reviews of new local restaurants including McCormick & Schmick's (on the Plaza), Fiorella's Jack Stack ("located in the Freighthouse, which is part of the Crossroads District on the border of...
A Great American Idea: A New Town Comes to Life in Downtown Kansas City
Photos and article about the multi-use complex of Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City with hotels, shopping (including the Hallmark Cards headquarters), and apartments, etc.
A Kansas City Architect, Phillip Drotts
Biographical article about architect Phillip Drotts, working in Kansas City from 1904 until the early 1950s, "the designer of some of the city's outstanding structures." Photos and description of his career,...
A Kansas City Architect: Charles A. Smith
Photos and biographical article about Charles Smith, a local architect designing many downtown buildings, such as 1016 Walnut Street, YMCAs at both downtown and the Paseo, and Capitol Garage at 1306 Main...
A Lesson in Style: Art Deco
Photos and discussion about the unique American architectural style developed in the 1920s with Kansas City examples.
A Long, Hot Summer
Photo (of cracked earth in the Kansas City area), table (comparing downtown Kansas City daily high temperatures from 1936, 1980, and 1983), and article about "[t]he heat wave and drought of 1983" nearing...
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