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'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A Dream of What Might Be When Kansas City Acquires "Signboard" Hill [and] What Will Happen if "Signboard" Hill Is Allowed to Continue
Large illustrations of potential developments on Signboard Hill (later the site of the Crown Center mixed use complex) across Main Street from Liberty Memorial and Penn Valley Park. First illustration...
A Monumental Failure?
Discusses the controversy surrounding the planned expansion and new museum at the Liberty Memorial.
Description of John Parks, "art instructor at the University of Kansas, who recently completed an elaborate decoration at Sidney's restaurant on Linwood boulevard." Description of his "mural depict[ing]...
Banking on a New KC Legacy
June 12, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City moved into its new headquarters located near Liberty memorial and the edge of Penn Valley Park. The grand opening is scheduled for June 12, 2008. The new building...
Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector
May 26, 2010
The Penn Valley Conservancy is a new organization and a "potentially powerful ally for the stretched city parks department" in advocating for the park. The group's purpose is to protect the historic park...
Buildings in Nation's Spotlight
January 9, 2008
The Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Liberty Memorial have recently won national architectural awards. The American Institute of Architects has awarded their 2008 Institute Honor...
Carl DiCapo Receives Award
December 20, 2006
Captioned photograph in the "Good Things in Northeast" feature of Carl DeCapo receiving this year's Sister Mary Margaret Sneddon Award from the Don Bosco Centers. The event was held at the newly opened...
CBS Show to Be in KC
July 19, 2007
CBS' "The Early Show" will broadcast live August 10 from the north courtyard of the Liberty Memorial. "Kansas City is the last of six cities on a 'Summer inthe City' road tour."
Courage, Honor, Patriotism, Sacrifice
Article details the plans for the formal re-opening of the Liberty Memorial with rededication events scheduled for May 25-May 27, 2002. Plans call for elected officials, military bands, color guards, entertainment...
Crowds Flock to Memorial Dedication
May 25, 2011
Postcard image and accompanying article describing the large crowds and dignitaries on hand for the dedication of the Liberty Memorial, November 1, 1921.
Dedication of Memorial's Site Brought World Leaders to City
Photo and article about the memorial dedication wall.
Design Does Matter: Case in Point: The North Slope of Liberty Memorial
January 20, 2004
Discussion about the north slope of Liberty Memorial. It includes a photo of the original plan for the north that was cut due to lack of funding.
Effort to Designate Liberty Memorial
September 27, 2008
Short piece noting that Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill wants to make the Liberty Memorial the official National World War I Memorial. McCaskill and Missouri Senator Kit Bond filed a bill to so...
For Historian, the 'Big One' is Still a Big Deal
December 1, 2006
The Liberty Memorial World War I museum is set to open December 2, 2006. The dedication ceremony is outdoors, starting at 11 a.m. with the Fort Leonard Wood Army band playing. Speakers will include the...
Funding Focus Closes Liberty Memorial Museum Annexes.
Discusses reallocation of funding and staff resources resulting in closing of Liberty Memorial Museum annexes in two Kansas City shopping centers.
Gay Night for Claudel: Ambassador Chuckles at Insight into Americanism
Article about the visit to Kansas City by Paul Claudel, "French ambassador to the United States," describing his ascension of the Liberty Memorial and Kansas City Power & Light Building and wining and...
Good Things From Historic Northeast
September 24, 2003
Picture with caption showing the granite stone in the Liberty Memorial Walk of Honor for Ronnie DePasco, Missouri State Senator who recently died. As chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, DePasco was...
Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail
May 24, 1948
First cargo of letters ever dispatched here in a helicopter leaves the Liberty Memorial Mall in this craft, depicting the scene in a large photo.
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