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It Isn't Easy.
Article describes the Lawrence-Kansas City area work of architect Dan Rockhill. Rockhill's structures have been labeled "Kansas Modernism," and the article's author describes them as "a bit like metro...
It's Tough Being Buddy Lee
Photographs and article describing the history of "Buddy Lee", the Lee mascot. Buddy Lee is featured in the Lee Jean Museum, at 9001 W 67th St., in Overland Park, Kansas.
Jackson County Home for Negro Boys
Short article gives history of the Jackson County Home for Negro Boys located east of the Little Blue River between Independence and Lee's Summit. The Home, erected in 1925, is on farm land owned by Jackson...
Jackson County's Poor Farm Transformed Into a Rich Healthcare Center
The author states the focus of this article is to show Jackson County's commitment to caring for its poor over the last 150 years. The history of the poor farm is presented with a map illustration and...
Jackson County, Missouri's 175-Year History In a Nutshell
Basically a short chronological history of Jackson County is presented in this article. The history begins before Jackson County was established and brings it up to the present. Includes photographs of...
James Welling: Photographs, 1981-98
Review of photography show at the Society for Contemporary Photography Gallery.
Jeffrey W. Comment: In Memory of One of KC's Finest
December 1, 2004
Brief article about Jeffrey W. Comment who was chief executive officer of Helzberg Diamonds upon his death on October 30, 2004. He made philanthropy a large part of his life and played Santa Claus to children...
Kansas City Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Photographs of Kersey Coates Drive, the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and Longview Farm, in descriptions from city tours.
Kansas City Crossroads: Friends Preserve an Earlier Time
Article about Elmo Hargrave and Joe Zenitzky, longtime friends and residents of Kansas City. Elmo Hargrave, "in the legal department for the city of Kansas City, Missouri", saved over 170 8-by-10 photographs...
Kansas City Terminal Completes Large Mail-Handling Plant
News about the installation of a new railway system in Union Station, in connection with a new post office, expediting the receipt, delivery, sorting-in-transit, and forwarding of mail, with diagram and...
Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm
Article briefly traces the history of African American social life and status in Kansas City. Mentions the Ivanhoe Club and the Beau Brummels as early social groups. In Kansas City, Kansas, the Trouveur...
Lawrence, Kansas: Symbol of Abolition, Target of Border Ruffians
Lawrence, Kansas, according to the author of this article, "is probably the only city in the nation besides Washington, D.C., that was founded for purely political purposes." The city's involvement with...
Lexington and the Santa Fe Trail
August 1, 1991
This article is 19th in the magazines series on museums and historic sites along the Santa Fe Trail. Author presents the history of Lexington, Missouri, and its involvement with the Santa Fe Trail including...
Library Opens to Fanfare
Story covers the grand opening of the South Kansas City Branch Library located at 75th and Grand. Includes photographs of the exterior and interior of the building. Branch was later named Waldo in honor...
The recipients of the Edward Tanner awards include El Dorado Inc. for architecture (Holbrook Loft); John Rufenacht Associates for interior design; and Outdoor Environments Inc. for construction. Edward...
Love Thy Northland Neighbor
Photographs and article describing the Shoal Creek Valley Residential District, which will include 400 acres of commercial, retail, and office development. The neighborhood will be the largest residential/commercial...
Making a Difference In Kansas City
June 30, 2010
Series of profiles accompanied by color photographs: "Jewish Kansas Citians Strive To Make a Difference In The Community." Subjects are Henry Bloch, Arnie and Carol Caviar, Mary Davidson Cohen, Joe Hiersteiner,...
Making Mining Profitable
George J. Weber, president of the Weber Gasoline Engine Company, visited several mining communities and returned with a knowledge of what was desired by mine owners. Four photographs accompany this article...
Master of Ravenswood
A 12-year-old tour guide shares a family tradition Photographs of the exterior and interior of the house.
McCune Home School
March 1, 1930
Article about the McCune Home School located in conjunction with the McCune Home for Boys. School is listed with article as located seven miles northeast of Independence on Highway 24. The county court...
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