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35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
A Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
Architecture 1913-1933: Metamorphs in Twenty Years
Discussion of how architecture changed in the period following 1885-1913, with examples of Union Station and Liberty Memorial.
Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr.
June 14, 2008
Obituary for Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr., who died on March 10, 2008. He was born May 19, 1909, and was the great-great-grandson of Kansas City pioneer Thomas A. Smart. Among other things he was a member...
Competition for a Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Several intricate illustrated plans for the design of the memorial.
Cowtown Chronicles: K. C.'s 150 Years Old--How's Your Local History I. Q.?
Photo and information about local history of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the form of a quiz, with "questions and locations" regarding the following: (1) the Archibald Rice home at 66th and Blue...
Cowtown Chronicles: The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month--Armistice
Photo, illustration, and history of the Liberty Memorial, dedicated in 1921 as a World War I monument across from Union Station on the former "ugly old Vinegar Hill, shanty-clad, dirty and with many of...
Cowtown Gets Culture
May (actually June)1947
Illustrations and article about the emergence of high culture institutions in Kansas City since the beginning of the 20th century, starting gradually with the medical school, Liberty Memorial and the park...
Critical Evaluations: Seven Projects, Seven Perspectives
Kansas City architects, artists and others analyze seven recent building projects: Sixteenth on Summit condominiums, Sprint World Headquarters, Brush Creek Corridor, Liberty Memorial restoration, Kansas...
Daniel MacMorris: Going Strong at 85
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, an 85-year-old (in 1979) "painter and muralist of international renown" with "studio in the Sophian Plaza." Description of his life...
Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting
Article describing Kansas City's tourist attractions and general features (climate, history, etc.) for "the Kansas City meeting, the sixtieth annual conference of the American Library Association." Places...
Editorial: Kansas City, June 21 to 24 [and] Kansas City Itself
Accompanying articles about "the 30th annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association" in June 1937 at Kansas City, with a general description of the city and its geography, climate, and landmarks,...
General Ike's Day in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about General Dwight Eisenhower, a high-ranking military leader (and later President) returning from World War II Europe to his native Midwest (raised in Kansas) for a speech...
Getting It Done in Kansas City
Article about plans to build the Liberty Memorial, an art museum, and a civic center.
A brief history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City and future plans for downtown green spaces. Included is a detailed map of parks throughout the city. Kansas City is home to 214 parks and...
Handling Doubled Traffic with Dispatch
Article about the management of heavy traffic in such large crowds as the American Legion Convention at the Liberty Memorial in 1921, with photos.
Industry Focus: Designs on Greater Kansas City
Photos and article about local architects' views on Kansas City's best examples of structural architecture. Discussion of the area's borrowing and combination of several styles and corresponding issues...
K. C.: The City Where Trails Begin
Article about Kansas City, Missouri, and its claims to prominence as a Midwestern city, both in economic importance as "'Market-Basket of the World'" and in symbolic and geographic importance as a western...
Kansas City--Shows Missouri
Pictorial article about the history and growth of Kansas City, with photos, illustration, and captions showing and describing the changes in Kansas City's appearance and functions from its early days to...
Kansas City and the American Legion
Article about plans for the dedication event of the Liberty Memorial with the American Legion, World War I officials from America and abroad, and other festivities, including cowboys and Indians, flying...
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