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Grand Avenue Temple
Gerald a Motsinger
A Grand Centennial for a Grand Church
February 7, 2012
The Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church (205 E. 9th St., southeast corner of 9th Street and Grand Boulevard) was completed February 1912. It is the second church building that the United Methodist...
A Grand Design: A Congregation of Homeless People Wants to Help Save Downtown
Article describes the efforts of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church (based in the Grand Avenue Temple) to minister to the homeless population of Kansas City.
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and article about the former Kansas City Veterinary College at the "northwest corner of Lydia Avenue."
A Rough Start in Kansas City
August 31, 2003
Article describes the period (ca. 1884) during which artist Frederick Remington lived in Kansas City, and on a sheep ranch near Wichita, Kansas.
Annie Taylor Fisher Remembered Forests Where Kansas City Rose
Reminiscences by Annie Taylor Fisher, or Annie Fisher, of middle and late 19th century Kansas City, including early Quality Hill, the site of Union Station, Carry Nation, Colonel E. Milton McGee (pictured)...
Another Downtown Project
August 18, 2005
Copaken White and Blitt request TIF assistance for a proposed plan for the block on Grand Avenue between 12th and 13th. The plan does not include the property where the former Law Building stood on the...
Banker Deals at 1009 Main: R. C. Kemper, Jr., Buys a Property from Uncle's Estate
Photo, caption, and article about the purchase of the Bond Building, "a 5-story and basement structure at 1009-11 Main street," by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., "board chairman of the Grand Avenue Bank & Trust...
Bob Jones Still a Good Fit
November 19, 2006
Article describing Bob Jones Shoes and its owners, Harry Bosley and Rocky Horowitz. The store has been located at 1914 Grand since 1960, and among its famous customers have been Clarence Kelley, Claire...
Cable Railway in Kansas City
June 11, 1972
Car Barn Fire (1923)
December 25, 1923
News of the destruction by fire of the car barn and armory building at 39th and Main Streets in 1923.
City's Renaissance Will Get a New Link
November 2, 2005
An unused Kansas City Southern bridge built in 1892 joining the East and West Bottoms will be moved to the Freight House District. "Kansas City Southern is donating the bridge. Kansas City Terminal Railway...
Cyclone--Kansas City Visited by a Fearfully Destructive Storm
Detailed article about the carnage of the May 13, 1883, tornado. Street-by-street damage reports, by sections of town, especially Downtown.
Deaths: Jacob Silverforb
Photo and obituary for Jacob Silverforb, "82, of 4821 Roanoke parkway," a "retired pharmacist" and operator of "the Silverforb pharmacies here, the President pharmacy in the Hotel President, and the Federmann...
Dr. P. H. Owens Is Dead: From 1932 to 1936 He Was the County Coroner
Obituary for Dr. P. H. Owens, or Patrick Owens, "64, Jackson county coroner from 1932 to 1936." Physician in Kansas City starting in 1917 with offices in the Rialto Building and residence at 5828 Grand...
E. F. Walsh, Jr., Dies
Obituary for Edward Walsh, Jr., "60 years old, owner of the Walsh Motors" company with residence at the Walnuts Apartments. Native of Indiana coming to Kansas City about 1928 as a car dealer at 13th and...
Early Kansas City School
June 7, 2008
In 1846, John Buchanan taught a district school in an old log house, which stood on a hill near the corner of Missouri and Grand avenue. Some of those who attended this school were Joseph Chick, Henry...
First African American Pastor for Historic Downtown Church
October 24-30, 2014
Article announces that the Reverend Tina L. Harris will be installed as the first African American female pastor for the Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 9th, 2014. Details...
First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue
March 9, 1931
Article tracing the history of the packing industry in the city mainly from 1859, when J. L. Mitchener, the first, opened, to 1871, when the Stockyards opened and four large packing houses had been firmly...
Frank Trask Is Dead
File containing an obituary for architect Frank Edgar Trask, or Frank Trask, "86 years old, of 7570 Olive street." Native of Axtell, Kansas coming to Kansas City about 1908 as designer of the Grand Avenue...
October 16, 1938
Article about the origins of Grand Avenue in the road built by Peter Roi (also known as Peter Roy) to his river ferry in the 1820s-1830s. Grand Avenue was the first outlet from the river front that bridged...
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