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Theodore S Case
Kansas City Press Club
M L Van Nada
. ..Presenting Ernest E. Howard: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Ernest Howard, "senior partner of Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff. ..the world's largest bridge designing firm" and "chairman of the board of trustees of the University...
. ..Presenting George C. Fiske: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about George Fiske, "chairman of the shiny new Citizens Association of Kansas City." Native of Maine becoming an electrical engineer and executive of the General Electric...
. ..Presenting John T. Schilling: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about John Schilling, co-founder (with his mentor Sam Adair) and manager of the WHB radio station in Kansas City in 1922. Raised in Kansas City and starting...
. ..Presenting Milton McGreevy: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Albert Waters, "1950 President of the Chamber of Commerce." Raised in Carthage, Missouri and becoming a civil engineer and co-founder of the Carter-Waters Corporation...
A House without Open Porches
Illustration and caption about "the new residence of R. E. McDonnell [or Robert McDonnell], a consulting engineer" with enclosed "sleeping porches" and other innovative features. Designed by architects...
A Letter from Daniel Geary
Reminiscences by Daniel Geary from 1915 about the radical changes in the topography in the Town of Kansas around 1856-1859, as its early streets were built and hills graded for settlement. Description...
Above a Great Copper Mine: The Kneeling Nun Still Prays for Mercy
Illustrations and biographical article about Daniel Jackling, organizer of the Chino Mining Company at Kneeling Nun Mountain in New Mexico in 1909, born in Bates County, Missouri, in 1869 and starting...
Aids to Navigation on the Missouri River: Concrete Piles Employed in Dam Construction
Photos and article about the modification of the course of the Missouri River at Elwood Bend, Missouri, just north of Saint Joseph, and at Fort Riley, Kansas, with concrete dams built to improve navigation...
Obituary for Allen Mosley, former Jackson County highway engineer and Kansas City chief civil engineer, dying at the age of 75 on April 10, 1963.
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
Mention of Reverend Edward Peery as "our pioneer parson" and owner of the Peery Place addition to Kansas City, "laid off by our experienced and scientific City Engineer, Mr. Edward O'Flaherty."
Ansel Nichols Mitchell
Obituary for Ansel Nichols Mitchell, or Ansel Mitchell, a retired civil engineer and long-time director of the J. C. Nichols Company, dying at the age of 69.
Army Corps of Engineers Wharf Buildings
Full frontal and sideview; located at approximately Delaware and the Missouri River.
Obituary for Arthur Kirkwood, senior partner of A. C. Kirkwood & Associates, consulting engineers, dying at the age of 70 on October 5, 1970.
Portrait and biographical sketch of August Meyer, "president of the consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company" in the Armourdale industrial district of Kansas City, Kansas. Native of Saint...
Biography of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), Engineer and Bridge Builder
Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer
Boom on the Missouri
Article with large photos, map, and captions about the proposed "broad plan for control and development--an MVA like the TVA" of the Missouri River valley, with dams to be built by the United States Army...
Burns & McDonnell to Keep Growing Jobs
September 1, 2011
The employees of Burns & McDonnell gathered at the company’s headquarters at 9300 Ward Parkway for the announcement that an additional 500 employees would be added in Kansas City by the end of 2013.
Business Beat: Groundbreaking April 5
Description of a project to study water resource management in regard to urban planning.
Busy Days on the Big Muddy
Illustrations (by artist Robert Andrew Parker, or Robert Parker) and article about the riverboats carrying cargo downstream on the Missouri River, with many depictions of barges, their pilots, and river...
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