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Walter Wayne Smith
Nettie Thompson Grove
W J Ward
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
'Little Italy:' Kansas City's North End
November 15, 2006
The author in his column reminiscences about that part of the Northeast area known as "Little Italy" named because of the Italian immigrants who settled there. Includes pictures and text of the Badami...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Photo and bio of Captain John Weller (1825-1884), a real estate developer and former riverboat captain. Born in Illinois in 1825 and coming to Jackson County, Missouri in 1854 as a farmer before operating...
A. N. Sadler
February 10, 1890
Illustration and ad for A. N. Sadler, "the retiring clothier" at Missouri Avenue and Main Street.
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Biography of Thomas Bullene (1828-1894), Merchant and Mayor
Death of John N. Miller
Obituary for John Miller, a "coal dealer" with "office on Missouri avenue" and "a resident of Kansas City for more than a quarter of a century," dying at the age of 58 at his residence at 3720 Wyandotte...
Emery, Bird, Thayer Company
Postcard of the Emery, Bird, Thayer Company Building
Faeth Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Description of the steel manufacturing office at 1608-1614 McGee Street and plant at 217 Missouri Avenue, involved in steel distribution including automobile steel.
Photo and bio of Frank Cromwell (1878-1955), mayor from 1922 to 1923, a native Kansas Citian who started work as a surveyor for "Tuttle & Pike, engineers," became a salesman for the W. I. Grush Commission...
Gas Industry Observes Its 150th Anniversary This Year
August 19, 1966
Forty-nine years after the forming of the first manufactured gas company in Baltimore and 44 years after natural gas was first used for commercial purposes, the first gas company was organized in Kansas...
Haldeman Marble Works
Description of a business located on the corner of Missouri Avenue and Walnut Street handling "fine monuments" made of marble. This business is owned by Charles Haldeman.
Harding Rubber Co.
Advertising card for Harding Rubber Co. with an image of a smiling baby. Front of card says: "Our Folks Buy Their Rubber Goods of the Harding Rubber Co..."" Back of card has an image of a crying baby and...
History of the Square Between Oak and Locust Streets, and Missouri Avenue and Independence Avenue, in Kansas City, Missouri
[T]he only graveyard in Kansas City from 1847 to 1857.
History of the Square between Oak and Locust Streets, and Missouri Avenue and Independence Avenue, in Kansas City, Missouri
History of the square, formerly a cemetery and later a park.
Holy Rosary Historic District
November 5, 2005
National Register of Historic Places nomination papers for the Holy Rosary Historic District, "area roughly bounded by 5th and Campbell, 5th and Harrison, 9th and E. Missouri Avenue." It includes many...
Dealer in pure drugs and chemicals, toilet articles and perfumery. Special attention given to prescriptions, 24 East Missouri Avenue.
In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates
Photo or illustration of "Main Street, looking north from Missouri Avenue," in 1863, showing early businesses such as "St. Nicholas Restaurant & Billiard Saloon" and "Bullene Dry Goods."
Jackson County Courthouse
Postcard of the Jackson County Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse Profile
Photo and bio of James Gibson (1849-1918), mayor of Kansas City in 1883, judge and lawyer "with offices at Missouri Avenue and Main Street," a native of Cooper County, Missouri, coming to Kansas City in...
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