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Ford, Susan Jezak
A Long Distance Love Affair: P. A. Valentine's "Armorous" Relationship with Kansas City
Article details the life of P. A. Valentine, a real estate investor and developer for whom Valentine Road is named after. Valentine, who never lived in Kansas City, was instrumental in banking, real estate,...
Biography of Annie J. Scott (1876-??), Missionary, Doctor, and Real Estate Developer
Biography of Elijah Milton McGee (1819-1873), City Promoter and Mayor
Biography of Isaac Ridge (1825-1907), Physician
Biography of J. C. Nichols (1880-1950), Developer
Biography of John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889), City Founder
Biography of Napoleon W. Dible (1872-1960), Developer
Biography of Thomas H. Swope (1827-1909), Land Developer and Philanthropist
Biography of Willard E. Winner (1849-1929), Pioneer Builder, and Realtor
April 29, 2011
The sixth-annual Capstone Awards is a supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal, which "honors outstanding real estate development projects and transactions throughout the community." Some of the...
Cerner, Soccer Set to Provide an Added Spark
January 21, 2010
Short article accompanied by drawing and map for the $400-million development around the Kansas Speedway that will add an 11-acre Wizards stadium project and 58-acre Cerner office complex in Wyandotte...
Clark's New Sectional Map of Missouri
"Compiled & Engraved from the United States Land Surveys and other reliable resources." Map of Missouri showing counties, county seats, railroads, post offices, churches, steam and water mills, and roads....
April 2, 2010
Article profiles Phil Kirk upon the occasion of his being awarded the Jim Davis Award for his contributiions to Kansas City's downtown redevelopment. There is also information about Kirk's company, DST...
Developers Signal Long-Awaited Rise of Bottoms
May 15, 2015
Article summarizes new business and residential developments impacting the West Bottoms area of Kansas City, Missouri, in 2015. Property and business owners are interviewed and discuss the advantages of...
Downtown Developers Bring Blighted Spots Back to Life
Article profiles three developers who pioneered in Kansas City's downtown renaissance: Shaul Jolles in the Crossroads District, Mel Mallin in the River Market area, and Mike Rainen in North Kansas City....
Drawings and article about the construction of the new Plaza West Edge multi-use development in the Country Club Plaza. The project owner and CEO of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Bob Bernstein, "wanted the...
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...
He's the Man!
March 6-12, 2003
Article describing the efforts of developer Ray Braswell to work with preservationists in creating a plan to develop a boutique hotel on the Plaza's "West Edge." The article details several other Plaza...
Houston Firm Will Run Hotel Near Plaza
July 10, 2012
Houston-based Valencia Group will take control of the unfinished hotel in the Plaza Vista complex in the area formerly known as the West Edge. Now named the Hotel Sorella, the hotel will have 132 rooms...
Judge Smart Lived Up to His Name with Early Real Estate Purchases in KC
May 10, 1989
Article describes Judge Thomas A. Smart who purchased land in the 1830s where downtown Kansas City would someday be. Smart also ran a store on the levee and eventually sold his land to Col. Thomas Swope....
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