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Women's Christian Asso...
Photo and bio of Willis Prather, "a general contractor and builder." Born in Iowa in 1853 and serving the Union in the Civil War before coming to Kansas City in 1871 as a carpenter and later turning to...
Biography of Irish construction contractor William Ahern, of William J. Ahern & Son, with a photo of his son and business partner, John J. Ahern. Description of his various building projects, including...
Views of Kansas City, Missouri
Photos predominantly of old buildings and some of homes and street scenes.
Biographical sketch of Verdi Banta, "manager of the Heim Brewery," after having "spent all his life in Kansas City," starting his career as a postal carrier at the Federal Building and then postmaster...
Photo and bio of Thomas Pain, "secretary of the Campbell Glass and Paint Company of Kansas City." Born in England in 1849 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1869 as a carpenter and painter.
Thirty-eighth [through Forty-ninth, passim] Annual Report of the Women's Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri
Records of the work done at the Margaret Klock Armour Memorial Home for Aged Couples with photographs of the building on the inside cover of each issue (or page  of each annual report).
Photo and bio of Stephen Dwight (1853-1904), an investor in "financial, banking and mining interests," who was born in Massachusetts and moved to various places in the West before arriving in Kansas City...
Photo and bio of Stephen Dwight (1853-1904), the namesake of "the Dwight building, at the corner of Tenth and Baltimore avenue," born in Massachusetts and moving to various parts of the country, engaged...
SC55 Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid
1908-1941 (bulk 1911-1915)
Felice Lyne was born in Slater, Missouri, but received her early education and musical training in Kansas City. She achieved her greatest success in a number of operatic roles primarily in Europe, and...
SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
Robert Snyder, Sr.
Biographical sketch of Robert Snyder, Sr. (1852-1906), a gas industry pioneer of Kansas City and owner of the "magnificent and palatial residence" in the Ozarks known as "Hahatonka, in Camden county, Missouri."...
Biographical article about Robert Long, founder and president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company born in Kentucky in 1850 and coming to Kansas City in 1873, with his R. A. Long Building under construction...
Photo and bio of Philip Brown, "the oldest resident attorney of Kansas City," born in Pennsylvania in 1833 and becoming a lawyer in Iowa, then moving to Kansas City in 1857, "one of the founders and incorporators...
Old Men's Association Meeting Minutes, April 13, 1908
April 13, 1908
Minutes which recorded the visit by Ezra Meeker of Oregon Trail fame to the monthly meeting in April, 1908.
Nikoles Aleshi Store At 312 Holmes
Interior view of store owned by Mr. Aleshi located at 312 Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri. View includes Mr. Aleshi behind counter.
Nelson, William Rockhill
Biographical sketch of William Rockhill Nelson, "founder, owner and editor of The Kansas City Star," born in Indiana in 1841 as a son of Isaac DeGroff Nelson and grandson of William Rockhill. Description...
Portrait and biographical sketch of Nehemiah Holmes (1826-1873), "called the father of the street railroads of Kansas City," born in New York and coming to Kansas City in 1856 as an engineer, realtor,...
Biographical sketch of Louis Grieb, "a stone contractor and builder," who was born in Germany in 1858 and emigrated to Kansas City in 1888. He "superintend[ed] the construction of such buildings as the...
Biographical sketch of Leo Leslie, "one of the foremost builders and owners of handsome residences and fine business property in Kansas City," born in Massachusetts in 1856 and coming to Kansas City in...
L. J. Smith
Biographical sketch of L. J. Smith, a retired railroad builder. Born in Indiana in 1857 and coming to Kansas City in 1883 engaged in railroad construction for the Santa Fe Railroad with "office here in...
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