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A Change of Space
Article describes the conversion of warehouses, lofts, and historic buildings in downtown Kansas City into condominiums and apartments.
A Hero's Welcome Home
Article describes the new home presented to Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson in a 2005 episode of the ABC reality television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Johnson was one of six local firefighters...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
A Season to Celebrate
Short article about the winter season at Powell Gardens near Lone Jack, Missouri. The gardens were founded by Marjorie Allen Powell in 1988. Includes a photograph of Wendy Powell, wife of the founder's...
Catered to at the Castle
Brief profile of Caenan Castle, a house styled after a castle in Chavaniac, France, located at 12401 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, Kansas. The house was built in 1907 by Belgian immigrant Remigius Achille...
Article profiles the holiday activities of prominent Kansas Citians.
Holiday Issue 2005
Six brief profiles of Kansas City celebrities and their family activities during the winter holidays. The celebrities profiled are William Whitener of the Kansas City Ballet; baseball legend Buck O'Neil;...
Holiday Issue 2003
Article profiles the holiday activities of several prominent Kansas Citians, including weatherman Brian Busby, Mayor Kay Barnes, Chief's long snapper Kendall Gammon, television personality Cynthia Smith,...
Charming to a "T"
Article describes the city of Westwood, Kansas. Westwood is bordered by 47th Street and Shawnee Mission Parkway to the north and south, Mission Road to the east, and Rainbow to the west. "In the late 1940s,...
Dining without Doing Dishes
Article with pictures about The David House, one of the oldest buildings in Bonner Springs, Kansas, (built by A. J. Bond in 1912) transformed into a retreat for private dining, overnight and special events....
Diversity Meets Quality: Shoal Creek Builds on Everything Great About Kansas City
Author reports that after three years of intensive planning, design and public workshops, Shoal Creek Valley broke ground on its second neighborhood, The Village. Shoal Creek Valley is in the Liberty School...
Down Home--On the Vine
Article about the Peachtree Restaurant, a "soul food" restaurant located in the historic 18th and Vine district.
Leaving Footprints in History
Interview with Dan Rockhill, an architect whose homes appear in the Kansas City area. The article notes that Rockhill is criticized by traditional architects for his "coldness," while Rockhill emphasizes...
Life's a Beach
Article describing the benefits of living in Lake Quivira, a community and incorporated town in northwest Johnson County, Kansas.
Living with HisStory
Article describes the former home of Tom Pendergast, at 200 W. 54th Street. The home, also once occupied by KMBC anchorman Larry Moore, was designed by architect Frederick Crosby Gunn.
Review of the renovated and reopened Drum Room at the President Hotel, located in downtown Kansas City.
Description of Southmoreland Urban Inn on the Plaza, a bed and breakfast with rooms decorated to reflect various Kansas City historical figures.
Red Hot Response
Article describes the successful efforts of Rick Bumgardner and Don Fields to convert Rosedale's Fire Station Number 1, an historic building located at the corner of I-35 and Mission Road, into a living...
The American Flag and Cherry Strudel
Brief description of Hermann, Missouri, "a place untouched by time." Hermann was founded in 1836 by members of the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia, which likened its region of Missouri to the...
The Great Room Divide
Article describes the Terrace House, designed by nationally renowned Lawrence, Kansas architect Dan Rockhill. The house is located on 60 acres of prairie in Baldwin City, Kansas, and belongs to Wes and...
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