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Deaths and Funeral Notices
Obituary for Fred McAlister, "age 63, of 7121 Wallace" Avenue.
Greensburg's Green Comeback
August 15, 2010
Color pictures and article about the new "state-of-the-art sustainable [school] that will boast two gyms . . . lots of windows for natural light, cisterns to capture rainwater for the lawn and flowers,...
Healing a Broken Past
August 7, 2005
Article profiles Tyrone Flowers, who overcame early years spent in foster homes and juvenile detention halls, as well as a shooting that left him partially paralyzed, to become "an educated lawyer, a homeowner...
Jacob Earl Tobler Jr.
December 27, 1998
Obituary for Jacob Tobler Jr. who died December 24, 1998, at the age of 75 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Tobler was son of the founder of Tobler Flowers begun in 1900 in Kansas City.
A Garden of Bungalows
Article about "patches" of small houses called "bungalows," likened to flowers in "full bloom," such as the bungalow patch between 27th, Paseo, 30th, and Tracy Avenue. Photo of the J. H. Mehle residence...
Tobler's Grows With the Times
February 10, 2007
Tobler's Flowers celebrates 107 years in business this year. "It is one of the oldest, and one of the largest, florists in the Kansas City area." Its headquarters and central design center is located at...
Obituary for Philip Reinhardt, proprietor of Reinhardt's Flowers in Fairway, Kansas, dying in 1972.
Beaux and Belles of the Old New Year: With the Music and the Flowers and the Feasting of Yesterday in Kansas City--When New Year's Calls Were Fashionable and Open House on New Year's Day a Token of Social Smartness
Illustrations and article written presumably by Nettie Thompson Grove, about the social conventions of high society Kansas City surrounding New Year's Day in the 1880s. Illustrations of the former homes...
Sirnas' California Dreams Began in Northeast
Photo and biographical article about the Sirna family from the Northeast residential district, headed by Carmen Sirna, co-owner of "the second largest artificial plant/flower factory in the United States."...
Magic of The Beanstalk
July 27, 2005
Feature article on Kansas City's Community Gardens. The Beanstalk, the new children's garden in Swope Park, allows kids--and adults--''to see a perfectly kept garden of vegetables and colorful flowers''...
Historic Northeast Fixture Folds Petals
Photo and article about the closing of the Northeast Flowers shop "due to low sales and repeated vandalism" after being "at its current location since 1958."
Tony's Flowers and Produce
June 14, 2006
The "Castle's View" column features Tony's Flowers located at 23rd and Maywood. The business is run by Polly Lathrop and Bob Maroon and was formally owned by Tony Vollano. Includes pictures of the business....
Family Brought Flowers into Many Persons' Lives
Article about Howard Bartlow and his flower shop, closed after being in business since 1923, first at 3111 Troost Avenue in "the first 'suburban' shopping area in Kansas City," moved in the late 1920s...
Taming a Back Yard
Illustrations and article about "the back yard at the home of E. Bierwirth of the National Paper Box Company at 4428 Main Street." Description of "its taming and beautification" with flowers, a stone garage,...
Gift of Roses Leads to Hobby, Trophies
Story of the Portland Rose Society award-winning rose bushes of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fabian of 5509 Blue Ridge Boulevard, H. W. being a 72-year-old salesman for a book and office supply company.
John Liesveld, Civic Leader, Florist, Dies
Photo and obituary for John Liesveld, "founder and owner 43 years of Liesvelds, a florist shop at 442 Ward Parkway," dying at the age of 70 at his residence at 200 West 67th Terrace. Description of his...
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