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. ..Presenting J. C. Nichols: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Jesse Clyde Nichols, or J. C. Nichols, 67-year-old founder of the Country Club District, Country Club Plaza, J. C. Nichols Company and a nationally prominent urban...
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....
A Dictator of Authoritive Fashions
Photo and biographical article about E. F. Keister, proprietor of a ladies tailoring shop near 14th and Oak Street, established in 1904, and moved to "the new Miller building at 1121-23 Grand avenue" as...
A Kansas City Architect: James Oliver Hogg
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about James Hogg, an architect born in Wisconsin "around 1858" and arriving in Kansas City in 1886. Designer of mostly commercial and storage buildings, including...
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...
All the Time in High
Photo and biographical article about Reverend William Quayle (1860-1924), a former minister and college teacher and president. Native of Parkville, Missouri becoming a language professor and president...
Another View of Grand Avenue
Photo of Grand Avenue buildings, "an unusual picture with a striking showing of masses of masonry."
As a Good Samaritan
Photo and biographical article about Edwin Terry Brigham, or Terry Brigham, co-founder of the Helping Hand Institute at 408 Main Street (a former saloon) in Kansas City in 1894, later moved into its own...
Banking on History
Photo and article about the City Bank building at 1801 Grand Avenue, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bloody Bill Anderson
Biographical article about William "Bloody Bill" Anderson, or William Anderson (ca. 1840-1864), the notorious and savage guerrilla leader during the Civil War, describing the motives for his actions, including...
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War: Anderson Was Picturesque Leader of Bushwhackers in War on the Border
Reprint of a letter from General George Caleb Bingham regarding deeds during the Civil War of General Thomas Ewing, "giving what is considered to be the most accurate account of this terrible affair [the...
Bringing Dowtown Back: The Bryant Building
Article about the renovation of the Bryant Building, listed in the Register of Historic Places, built in 1931 in Art Deco style with 22 stories at 1102 Grand Avenue.
Building Carnival Floats
W. H. Jennens, located at 1616 Grand Avenue, is the only carnival float workshop in Kansas City, aside from the Priests of Pallace' den. During most of the year the factory is in the "business of manufactruing...
Grand opening at 1728 Grand Avenue.
Case Studies in Adaptive Reuse: Grand Avenue Bank Transformed into Architectural Office
Imposing building at 18th and Grand Avenues originally built by R. C. Kemper for the City Bank in 1926.
Churchmen Lead Fight for Schools: Kansas City School Levy Election Won by Civic, Religious Forces Headed by J. Allan Watson
April 26, 1950
Religious and church-related news about the Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the following items: (1) a successful school levy election headed by "J. Allan Watson, general secretary of the...
City Window: Wide Berth
October 1, 1979
Ever wonder why Grand Avenue is wider than other streets downtown? One of biggest givers of land to Kansas City, next to Colonel Thomas Swope, was Milton McGee, who, in 1852, gave the city an entire block...
Fashionable Pearl Street
Mention of "the old Norton house" on the east side of Grand Avenue north of 3rd Street, built before the Civil War and still standing in 1911. Uninhabited by that time and in poor condition as the death...
Focus on Banking: 'Exhausted Rooster' Crosby Kemper Still Rules UMB Roost
Photos and biographical article about Rufus Crosby Kemper, Jr., or R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., "the man who has ruled the $3.5 billion-asset United Missouri Bancshares Inc. for decades" at the age of 62 and...
Photos and reviews of Kansas City restaurants including the American Restaurant at Crown Center, Lidia's Kansas City in the freighthouse building or Crossroads District, Café Sebastienne at 4420 Warwick...
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