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40 Years Ago
Article about the history of the Tocama apartment hotel.
A Break With the Past
January 5, 2005
The Raphael Hotel is now under new management, recently bought for an undisclosed price by Lighthouse Properties LLC of Salina, Kansas. The 123-room hotel has been placed on the top of the list for the...
A Delicate Job of Destruction: Hotel Tower Comes Down on Sunday
Diagrams explaining the demolition procedures through implosion of the Tower structure, preserving the older hotel part built in 1915.
A Hotel Echo of the Past
Photo and article about the history of the Empire Court Apartments at 418-424 West 10th Street, built in 1882 as a hotel.
A KC Landmark Goes Overlooked
April 21, 2015
Article marking the 100th year of the Hotel Muehlebach at 12th and Baltimore. First opened in May 1915 on the former site of the old First Baptist Church, the 500-room, 12-story, $2 million hotel quickly...
Addition for Hotel Savoy
Increase in room capacity to 225 for the hotel at 9th and Central Streets.
Aladdin Hotel Comeback Set
April 27, 2007
The Aladdin Hotel located at 1215 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City is set to open again on May 4, 2007. "The event will mark the 193-room, 16-story tower's second go-round as a Holiday Inn franchise after...
An Old Timer Sadly Recalls Gay Days of Tap Room Fame
June 4, 1928
An unidentified "old timer" reminisces about a tap room located in the basement of the Hotel Baltimore. The bar was reportedly visited by such dignitaries as boxer John L. Sullivan, politician William...
Archuleta leads by Example
June 25, 2005
Profile of hotelier Russell Archuleta, also discusses economic development in Kansas City, Kansas. Archuleta is General Manager of the Great Wolf Lodge there.
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Art & Artists: A Brilliant Architect Drew Designs for Baltimore
Description of the architecture of a demolished hotel and its architect, including its unusual features, such as a wide hallway called "Peacock Alley."
At Age 101-Plus, He’s Been a Campaigner All His Life
December 10, 2013
Profile on Sam Montague, Kansas City promoter, fundraiser, and civic activist. Among his many projects, Montague worked to pass bonds funding KCI and Truman Medical Center, proposed the “City of Fountains”...
February 18, 1940
March 1, 1940
December 15, 1939
Article about the razing of the Baltimore Hotel to make way for a parking lot.
January 16, 1938
Story of the Baltimore Hotel with "Colonel Willis Wood seated on one of the gorgeous red plush setees along the corridor known as 'Peacock Alley'. ..the main inside thoroughfare. .."
Baltimore to Go
Some history of the hotel being razed to make way for a low building and parking lot, with photo.
Barn in the U.S.A.
November 22-28, 2012
Article describes the 2012 reopening of the President Hotel restaurant as Providence New American Kitchen following the closing of the Drum Room in 2008. The interior design, decor, and menu are described....
Big Plans for Historic Pickwick
September 19, 2013
Article reports on a plan to to renovate the historic Pickwick hotel and bus terminal complex located between 9th and 10th streets on McGee. Overland Park developer Tom Smith wants to redevelop the complex...
Blossom House Is Dead
Closing of the hotel for reuse as a warehouse, after opening in 1882 and gradually losing business with the rest of Union Avenue.
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