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"Quality Hill Residential District" magazine article
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Blossom Mansion Lives as Business House
Report on the preservation and remodeling of the Blossom House hotel at 1032 Pennsylvania Avenue, "built in 1882 in the style of the Chicago School," with its history and biographical information on its...
Brief History of Historic Preservation in Kansas City
Comprehensive article about the history of architectural preservation in Kansas City and the nation, with most efforts beginning after the 1960s, including Quality Hill, but the first probably the 1922...
Carrie Reeder House Restoration into Final Phases
Article about the restoration of the Carrie Reeder (its resident in 1886) home at 1308 Pennsylvania Street, the new "home of the Electric Association of Missouri and Kansas," with photos. Work on the house...
Coates House Rehab Underway
Actual renovation work being started on the hotel to be used as apartments in the new Quality Hill project downtown.
Coates House Sold
Sale of the hotel "[c]onsidered to be the most important historic building extant in downtown" for reuse as an apartment building "as the gateway into the Quality Hill project."
Kersey Coates: The Man behind Quality Hill
Photo and biographical article about Colonel Kersey Coates (1823-1887) and his residential development Downtown following the Civil War called Quality Hill.
Let's Get Excited
Article describing the success of the residential redevelopment of Quality Hill, including construction of new apartments blending in with the existing structures being rehabilitated.
Old Homes Remaining on Quality Hill Soon to Be Demolished
Story of two adjacent homes of members of the Fisher family on Quality Hill at 701 and 711 Pennsylvania Avenue, scheduled for demolition in area redevelopment plans. Photos and history of Quality Hill,...
Old Mansion an Office: Quality Hill Residence Is Refurbished
Article about the refurbishment of the William Warner residence at 1021 Pennsylvania Avenue ("as the offices of Monroe and Lefebvre, Architects, Inc."), built in 1868, with history and biography of Major...
On Quality Hill: Dwellers in Fashionable Area of Kansas City Set Social Tempo of 70's and 80's [sic]
Early history of the Quality Hill neighborhood, during its peak of social prestige in the 1870s and 1880s as home to many of Kansas City's elite.
Quality Hill--A Study in Heredity
Thorough article about the early history of Quality Hill on the west side of Downtown in "post-bellum Kansas City," and the area's ethnic and genealogical traditions. Numerous details about contrasts between...
Quality Hill and the Public Process
Article about the process of renewing the Quality Hill area without destroying its historic character.
Quality Hill First Quarters of the University Club
Photos and article about the history of the University Club, "started during the boom of 1886" with its first quarters opened in 1902 at the "[o]ld Armour residence which stood at 1216 Broadway on Quality...
Rebuilding the Past: Architectural Preservation in K. C. Builds Its Hopes on Aging Neighborhoods
Battle between preservationists and developers taking place in older Kansas City neighborhoods, such as Hyde Park, Quality Hill, and Pendleton Heights (Garfield), with photos.
Survey: Notes from the Field [and] Missouri Arts Council Grant Foundation Awarded
News of a survey identifying neighborhoods and documenting their various characteristics, including the following residential districts: Hyde Park, Gillham-Main, Longfellow, Valentine, Santa Fe Place,...
The General Devol House
Article includes photo and caption about the house located in Quality Hill at 10th and Pennsylvania Avenue, built in the 1870s. Also concerning its possible preservation in Lewis Kitchen's real estate...
The Quality Hill Project
Development project for former prestigious Downtown neighborhood, consisting of both additional building and preservation of older structures.
Transformation on Quality Hill
Article with photo about the new housing developments on Quality Hill used to rehabilitate the old neighborhood, with apartment buildings and plans for a hotel.
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