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A Bright Kansas City Paper
Two paragraphs about "'Tavern Talk,' the official hotel paper," "[o]ne of the brightest and neatest magazines edited and printed in Kansas City."
A Family Tradition
May 25, 2002
The "Name Dropping" column features Kevin Pistilli and Cynthia Pistilli Savage, son and daughter of Philip Pistilli, manager of the Hotel Muehlebach for many years. Both Kevin and Cynthia are associated...
A Great American Idea: A New Town Comes to Life in Downtown Kansas City
Photos and article about the multi-use complex of Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City with hotels, shopping (including the Hallmark Cards headquarters), and apartments, etc.
A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001
Annotated list of current (2001) live jazz clubs or venues (restaurants, night clubs, hotels, etc.) in the Kansas City area with information on performing musicians, etc.
A Kansas City Architect, Phillip Drotts
Biographical article about architect Phillip Drotts, working in Kansas City from 1904 until the early 1950s, "the designer of some of the city's outstanding structures." Photos and description of his career,...
A Plaza Paradigm, Then and Now
Feature story about the Country Club Plaza InterContinental Hotel, originally the Alameda Plaza Hotel when it opened in 1972. It was Kansas City's only American Automobile Association's (AAA) five-star...
June 14, 1935
Article about the conviction of Ben Aylor, former owner of the burned-down Rochambeau Hotel in Kansas City, for arson in its destruction by fire in 1932.
Best of the West
Annual "best of" survey of people, places and things in the western United States, including the best saloons, historic sites, clothing manufacturers, etc.
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War
Reference to the hotel at which wives and sisters of guerrillas were imprisoned in 1863 by General Ewing.
Blossom House, Union Ave., in the Flood [and] Blossom House in Its Normal State
Photos of the exterior of the hotel, one in the flood and the other not.
Blossom Mansion Lives as Business House
Rehabilitation of the hotel at 1032 Pennsylvania Avenue, built in 1882, into the headquarters for an architectural firm.
Building a New Home for Jazz, Art, and Learning
Description of the renovation of the Boulevard Manor Hotel into a community center for artistic people.
Building in Danger! Update: President Hotel
Article about the President Hotel at 1327 Baltimore Avenue, built in 1925, in danger of demolition despite designation as a Historic Place on the National Register.
Business: Hyatt Regency Opens with Little Fanfare
Crown Center-owned hotel's opening previous to formal grand opening once construction completed.
Carmody Family Memorabilia to Society
Information about the Carmody family,"formerly of Independence," including their ownership in the 1870s of "one of the five hotels in Independence, 'The Twyman House,'" later called the Commercial Hotel....
Centropolis Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri
Illustration of the hotel in an ad announcing "the largest and most spacious $2.00 hotel in the city. Take Electric Park cars at Union Depot direct to hotel."
Charles Robinson--Yankee '49er: His Journey to California
Tale of visiting Westport hotels during the time of a cholera outbreak.
City File--Kansas City: Art, Baseball, Jazz, and Sacred Cows
Illustrations and article about the tourist sites of Kansas City, covering its basic scenery, cultural institutions, shopping and other entertainment centers, climate, history, "neutral non-dialect," prominent...
Coates House Rehab Underway
Actual renovation work being started on the hotel to be used as apartments in the new Quality Hill project downtown.
Coates House Sold
Sale of the hotel "[c]onsidered to be the most important historic building extant in downtown" for reuse as an apartment building "as the gateway into the Quality Hill project."
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