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A Bride for a Lawyer
Announcement of the marriage of "Mrs. Virginia Callaway" of Lenexa, Kansas to Kansas City lawyer Wallace Sutherland, moving together to their new home at "Quality Hill Towers, 707 West [10th Street]."
Annie Taylor Fisher Remembered Forests Where Kansas City Rose
Reminiscences by Annie Taylor Fisher, or Annie Fisher, of middle and late 19th century Kansas City, including early Quality Hill, the site of Union Station, Carry Nation, Colonel E. Milton McGee (pictured)...
January 30-February 5, 2014
Series of questions and responses that address topics of local history and curiosity. Topics covered include: the Kansas State Seal, the flags along Grand Boulevard, UMKC's kangaroo mascot, the county...
Beecher Ladies of Quality Hill
Biographical description of Edward Allen, the husband of Mrs. Agnes Beecher Allen, arriving in Kansas City in 1865 and becoming mayor in 1867 before building a home for the family, including other members...
Obituary for Bernard Zarr, president of the Quality Hill Dress Company, dying at the age of 74 in 1972.
Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed
December 17, 2011
The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...
Block by Block: From Blueprint to Build-up
November 18, 2005
A 48-page supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal included in the November 18-24, 2005, v. 24, #11 issue. It features the redevelopment and building going on in the downtown Kansas City area including...
Business in Brief: Quality Hill
News of the final approval of the $37 million redevelopment project for Quality Hill, located between 10th, Broadway, 12th, and Pennsylvania Avenues.
Deaths: Orville L. Remick
Photo and obituary for Orville Remick, Jr., "2413 East [68th Street Terrace], who was in charge of buying sheep and lambs for Armour & Co. 47 years," a lifelong Kansas Citian, and a semipro baseball player...
East Village Proposal Gets Help
November 30, 2005
Help from the same legal minds behind the downtown South Loop redevelopment will be working on the East Village redevelopment. It is to be a $340 million redevelopment plan which will have a Quality Hill...
Frank W. Peck Is Dead: Sand Firm Executive Had Been Ill Several Months
Photo and obituary for Frank Peck, "president of the Peck-Woolf Sand and Material company" and son of "a grand-niece of Milton J. Payne, first [actually third official] mayor of Kansas City." "[B]orn February...
Kansas City's Mayors: Anti-Unionists Overcome
File containing photos and a biographical article about Major William Warner (1839-1916), a federal representative and senator from Missouri and the 13th mayor of Kansas City. Native of Wisconsin coming...
File contains a photocopy of a composite photograph of the Keeley Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, as it appeared in the Kansas City World, ca1898-99. Its location is given as University Club Building,...
August 17-23, 2006
Article describing complaints of some residents and city officials about maintenance and upkeep of the Quality Hill Neighborhood.
New Era for Quality Hill Recalls Its Earliest Days
Article about the early history of Quality Hill through the activities of the family of Annie Fisher (1847-1941) and her husband James Fisher, with photos of them. Photos and description also of the Fisher...
New Life to the West Side
February 25, 1950
Article about "the first private apartment project under the urban redevelopment law" in Kansas City's Westside or West Side neighborhood in the form of Quality Hill Towers, "five 10-story building with...
Saint Joseph's Hospital Chapel on Quality Hill
Picture of chapel, erected in 1902 in Gothic style.
The Stongs of Missouri and Iowa Are a Well-Matched Writing Team
File containing a a photo and biographical article about Virginia Swain Stong, or Virginia Stong (formerly of Kansas City), and her husband Phil Stong (formerly of Iowa), Connecticut authors of books about...
Urban Housing With a View
March 22, 2008
Article about the Morgan Group's plan to build a $48 million luxury apartment complex in the River Market area in late April. The 323-unit Market Station is the "largest downtown residential construction...
November 27, 1933
Article about the closing of the Washington Hotel at 12th and Washington Streets in 1933 with its history back to its construction in the late 1880s by Charles Hasbrook on Quality Hill. Description of...
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