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Jesse Clyde Nichols
75 Years of Growth and Service: J. C. Nichols Co.
Article on shopping center and residential developments by the real estate company in Prairie Village, Brookside, etc.
About Town: Giddyap, New Paint!
Article about the volunteer painting project of Century 21 and the Kansas City Neighborhood Development Department to help the elderly residents of the Mount Cleveland neighborhood, between 53rd, Missouri...
Armour Hills--Neighborhood Amenities Lure Residents Outdoors
Article about the rising values and increasing renovation of residences in the Armour Hills residential district, between 65th, Gregory, Oak, and Brookside Boulevard, with photos.
Changes in Plaza Plan May Lead to Initiative Petition
Discusses changes in plans of real estate developer Cecil Van Tuyl regarding development of a residential area just west of the Country Club Plaza.
Country Club District
Folder contains promotional brochure for Sunset Hill residential district; J.C. Nichols produced advertisement for homes in the Country Club District (filed in oversize box); and a pamphlet missing the...
Country Club District Bulletin
Several years of the bulletin for the Country Club District with drawings and photos of homes, churches, scuptures, fountains, businesses, people, and maps of land developments, etc. Includes mainly residential...
Developer Prepares to Restart Beacon Hill Work
May 12-18, 2006
The Beacon Hill neighborhood covers about 90 acres and is located east from Troost Avenue to Vine Street between 22nd and 27th streets. Zimmer Real Estate Services LC plan to build 40 townhouses this fall....
Eastwood Hills Residential District
File contains a two-page brochure or flyer with maps and photos about the Eastwood Hills residential district (promoted by real estate developer Ralph Swofford), located just outside the city limits in...
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Photo and bio of Charles Whitehead, a Kansas City real estate developer. Born in New York in 1842 and coming here in 1871 as a Union Civil War veteran, becoming president of the Missouri Union Trust Company...
Escape from the City
Color pictures and plot drawing of Manderley, a new luxury home development community by Brownfig Development, one of the businesses operated by the Brown family. Developed and designed with nature in...
From $1.25 to $1600 an Acre: Part of Armour Farm Bought by J. C. Nichols for $370,000
Notice of the sale of the Armour farm land between 65th, Oak, 71st, and Wornall Road to the J. C. Nichols Investment Company.
G. M. Hopkins' Map of Kansas City, Missouri
Map of Kansas City showing major wards, streets, neighborhoods, subdivisions, railway lines, horse car lines, cable lines, and motor lines. Red ink markings added at a later date. Stamped at the top: "Compliments...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Article about the real estate market in general in Kansas City.
Houses: A Look at Kansas City Home Styles Past, Present and Future
Comprehensive history of styles in houses and residential districts in Greater Kansas City, starting with traces of evidence of structures before 1800 and progressing through the changing styles since...
Janssen Place (1897-1964) [and] Arthur Edwin Stilwell
Photos and (two) articles about the Janssen Place residential district on the street of the same name "[j]ust off busy Gillham Road to the west and Holmes street to the east." Established by Arthur Edwin...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Description of the "Boston Heights addition" owned by the realtors Hoffmann & Fussell, "located near Troost and Linwood avenues, just south of the city limits."
Kansas City Crossroads: Neighborhoods Still Bear Nichols' Mark
Photo and biographical article about J. C. Nichols (born in Olathe in 1880), local urban planner and real estate developer of the Country Club Plaza shopping center and "those neighborhoods to the south...
Kansas City Racetrack
Ad with map showing a race track between 71st, Holmes, 76th, and Oakland Avenue.
Notable Kansas Citians of 1915-1916-1917-1918
Photo and bio of David Proctor, a Kansas City lawyer and native of Monroe County, Missouri residing at 74th and Mercier Streets. Also real estate developer of the Westmoreland residential district, "compris[ing]...
History of the suburb of Prairie Village, Kansas, planned and developed by the J. C. Nichols Company real estate business in the early 20th century, including its streets, homes, utilities, zoning, and...
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