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41. Main Street Theater History to Live on as Downtown's New Cineplex Main Street Theater History to Live on as Downtown's New Cineplex April 9, 2008 Article and postcard image of the old Mainstreet Theater (14th and Main Street). The theater was designed by the firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago and opened October 30, 1921. The historic building was...

42. Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards May 22, 2013 Article profiles William H. "Dad" Martin of Ottawa, Kansas, considered to be a pioneer of the exaggerated or "tall-tale" postcard. Martin worked under photographer E.H. Corwin in Ottawa in the early 1900s...

43. Melrose Methodist Church Melrose Methodist Church July 20, 2005 Postcard featured in "Postcards of Historic Northeast" this issue is an interior view identified as the Melrose Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales. It was built in 1928.

44. Midland Hotel Midland Hotel circa 1900 Postcard of the Midland Hotel

45. Mildred (Mrs. Sam) Kittell Ray Mildred (Mrs. Sam) Kittell Ray 1982 Mildred Kittell Ray, known as Mrs. Sam Ray, with postcard in hand standing by wooden cabinet with drawers containing her postcard collection. Location not given but presumably photograph was taken at her...

46. Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards 1976-1998 A 2 volume collection of photocopies of portions of the column "A Postcard from Old Kansas City" from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times. Authored by Mrs. Sam (Mildred Kittell) Ray, the column...

47. Municipal Airport Municipal Airport March 22, 2006 The "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column features the Municipal Airport in this issue. Picture includes the airport and a TWA DC-2 airplane. An account of the dedication of the airport and the visit...

48. Neighborhood School Built on History Neighborhood School Built on History August 14, 2013 Postcard image and short article about the original Garfield Elementary School building at 421 Wabash Street. The school was constructed in 1884 and extensively remodeled in 1909. Some notable students...

49. Old City Prison Still Stands on Vine Street Old City Prison Still Stands on Vine Street December 7, 2011 Postcard image of and short article about the City Work House building located at 2001 Vine St. The stone, castle-like structure was designed and completed by local architect Wallace Love in 1896. It housed...

50. Old Reservoir New Park Site Old Reservoir New Park Site March 14, 2012 Postcard image and short article about Observation Park. Located at 20th Street and Jarboe, the 4.4 acre park originally contained a reservoir that provided water to the industrial West Bottoms district....

51. Once-Enchanting Igloo to Return Once-Enchanting Igloo to Return December 2, 2009 Postcard image and short article about the Kansas City Museum's famed igloo, the centerpiece of the old Eskimoland exhibit on the museum's third floor. The igloo was a popular attraction of generations...

52. Postcards of Historic Northeast Postcards of Historic Northeast August 24, 2005 This week's featured postcard is of TWA and features the Constellation airplane. It reads "Providing the very finest in airline service between major cities from coast to coast, this newest Constellation,...

53. Postcards of Historic Northeast Postcards of Historic Northeast August 31, 2005 The featured postcard in this column in this issue is of Harold Ensley. He is featured standing beside his Ford stationwagon. He was known as "The Sportsman's Friend" and his TV show's theme song was "Gone...

54. River Trade Diminished Near Turn of Century River Trade Diminished Near Turn of Century June 16, 2010 Postcard image and short article about the decline in traffic and trade on the Missouri River beginning in the late-1800s. The decline was due in large part to the burgeoning railroad industry.

55. Roberts Home Example of New Homeowner Postcards Roberts Home Example of New Homeowner Postcards February 2, 2011 Early twentieth-century postcard of "The Roberts Home," located in Mellier Place, Kansas City, Missouri, and an accompanying article about cattleman and real estate developer Walter Mellier. Mellier Place...

56. SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...

57. SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1890-1998 Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...

58. School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History October 15, 2008 Short article and postcard image of the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute. Established in 1890, the school for girls was located at Harris (now Norledge) and Askew avenues near the Melrose Methodist...

59. Schooled in the Manual Arts Schooled in the Manual Arts February 1, 2012 Postcard image of the old Manual Training School building and a short article on the history of the institution. Located on the 1200 block of Truman Road, Manual Training School was founded in 1897 and...

60. Seeing Kansas City on the Gray Line Seeing Kansas City on the Gray Line March 19, 2014 Postcard image of a 1920s "Parlor Coach" operated by the Yellow Cab Company. An accompanying article describes how such coaches were built by the American Car Company and Safeway Six Wheel Company. Each...