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1922 Getting It Done 1923
January 14, 1923
Photos and captions about the construction of the Kansas City Athletic Club building, showing its steel skeleton and at near completion.
39th and Main Business District
Building projects in the still thriving business district with "the most" assorted building ages in the city.
A Kansas City Man Who Is an Authority on Birds: Dr. A. H. Cordier Has Obtained Rare Photographs of Feathered Creatures in All Parts of the World
Biographical article about Dr. A. H. Cordier, former surgeon and professor at Kansas City Medical College, retiring from medicine to become a prominent bird photographer, with photos.
Abilene "Roundup" Will Recall Stirring Early Days in Kansas
Photos, caption, and article about a show in Abilene, Kansas, partly to celebrate the early history of central Kansas, including Wild Bill Hickok.
About Town: Some Ex-Kansas Citians Make Marks Elsewhere
Biographical article about former Kansas Citians achieving success in other cities, including the following: Homer Wadsworth, Nathan Stark, Robert Brown (former assistant city manager), Dave Dexter, Jr....
All That Is Beautiful Shall Abide Forever: Mount Moriah Temple
Photo and caption about the "Mount Moriah Temple, located in Mount Moriah Cemetery, 105th and Holmes St." for burial of "Masons and their Relatives."
Ann Eliza Smith Chick
April 29, 2028
Photo and biographical sketch of Mrs. Ann Eliza Smith Chick, or Ann Chick, wife of William M. Chick and "active in the launching of the first Methodist church in Kansas City in 1836," "then known as a...
Armour Blvd. Once Commonwealth Ave.
Article discussing the "change of character" of the once-exclusive single-family Armour Boulevard, illustrated on a 1886 plat map of the Hyde Park addition, when the boulevard was known as "Commonwealth...
Autoparade to Open Speedway September 16
Announcement of the opening of Kansas City's new (in 1922) automobile racetrack at 91st and Holmes Roads, costing $500,000 and to be attended by 60,000 people.
Board of Trade Section
June 9, 1929
Entire section of newspaper devoted to the Kansas City Board of Trade. It includes photographs of buildings, officers, etc. and articles on various topics associated with it. The articles on stocks are...
Century Theater and Old Edward Hotel, Gay 12th Street Spots of Another Day, to Go on Block
February 20, 2027
City cemetery later Shelley Park across form the old Courthouse was abandoned for cemetery use two years previous to the Civil War.
Crossing Plains with a Pioneer Kansas Cityan: Memories of Leadville in 1879
Biographical article about photographer Harman Brown, a photographer in Kansas City from 1871 to 1879, then moving to Colorado and California territories, with photos and history of Colorado.
Deaths: Miss Eleanore Sheley
Obituary for Miss Eleanore Sheley, "81, of 2410 [North 83rd Street], Kansas City, Kansas, a former staff member of the Kansas City Journal-Post and a charter member and past president of the Heart of America...
Description in an article about the longest-held family-owned homes in the city, the DeVol home at 518 West 10th Street and Mrs. DeVol.
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Scarritt
April 29, 1928
Newspaper photos of Mrs. Martha Matilda Chick Scarritt, or Martha Scarritt and her husband, Reverend Nathan Scarritt, "first regular pastor of the [5th Street] church" in 1852 with a Methodist training...
First Bathtub in Kansas
July 31, 1937
Photo of a dog in the "first" bathtub in Kansas, at the Ames Hotel in Wamego, Kansas, with caption.
First Kansas River Ferry
March 17, 2026
Tall Charles, a Wyandotte Indian, whose grave is marked by a broken stone in Huron cemetery, Kansas City, Kas., conducted the first ferry over the Kansas river.
First Methodist Church in Kansas City
February 8, 1925
Article mentions that the first Methodist Church in Kansas City, at 5th and Wyandotte Streets, became a livery stable in the 1890s.
September 26, 2026
The Midland Theater at 7th and Walnut Streets opened on September 1, 1889, and was razed in 1890 for the building of the Grand Opera House, which opened on October 3, 1891, built by A. Judah and Melville...
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