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1. Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations May 5, 2004 Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.

2. Back to the City: Moving to Coleman Highlands Back to the City: Moving to Coleman Highlands Fall 1999 Article describing the appeal of moving to the Coleman Highlands residential district or neighborhood, with information about some of its old houses.

3. How Does Liesel's Garden Grow How Does Liesel’s Garden Grow Summer 2011 Article on the 1929 colonial home of Liesl and Joey McLiney, originally owned by the Isaac P. Ryland family. McLiney’s late grandmother had been an organic Master Gardener, as well as her mother Harriett...

4. Straight-Laced with a Sassy Side Straight-Laced with a Sassy Side Summer 2011 Article on the home of Mary and John Petrow, which was built in 1923 by Clarence E. Shepard, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home “appeared in a 1925 edition of Architectural Record magazine,...

5. Symphony Designers Showhouse XXXVI Symphony Designers Showhouse XXXVI March 2005 Article profiles the 2005 Symphony Designers' Showhouse at 5300 Belleview. Describes past owners and occupants of the home, including the original owner, John A. Gallagher.

6. These Walls Can Talk These Walls Can Talk August 17, 2008 Article to help you research the history of your house, or any building.

7. City Living: The Carriage Set City Living: The Carriage Set April//1980 As housing prices and apartment rents soar, the carriage house, that small, unnoticed building, is coming into its own.

8. Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area February 1977 Aticle about the eighth Designers' Showhouse, at 1008 Valentine Road, a Victorian mansion built in 1901-1902 for the family of Llewellyn James, general counsel for the Armour Packing Company and later...

9. Seth Ward Residence Seth Ward Residence Collection includes abstract of title for the Seth Ward residence at 1032 West 55th Street.

10. Mary Rockwell Hook Residence Mary Rockwell Hook Residence 2008 Description and history of the Mary Rockwell Hook residence in Kansas City. Hook was a pioneer female architect of Kansas City. She designed many residences including this one for her family built in 1927...

11. Fashionable Pearl Street Fashionable Pearl Street October/3/1921 Description, including a photo of the Campbell home, of antebellum houses in Kansas City, concentrating on the once-important Pearl Street.

12. Gli Stati Uniti e la Concorrenza Americana Gli Stati Uniti e la Concorrenza Americana //1884 Diagrams of types of houses and explanation in Italian.

13. 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Exterior view of home at 1012 Hasbrook showing damage to the home from the 1951 Flood. Two individuals in view are identified as Mr. and Mrs. Stinson.

14. 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Exterior view of home at 722 S. 6th Street showing damage to the home from the 1951 Flood. Home may have belonged to Balderas family.

15. 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Exterior view of home at 813 S. 13th Street showing damage to the home and others from the 1951 Flood. Home may have belonged to Mrs. Shenkel.

16. 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Flood Damage 1951 Exterior view of street identified as 800 S. 9th Street, showing damage from the 1951 Flood to the houses along the street.

17. House of Blue Awnings, 6315 Ward Parkway House of Blue Awnings, 6315 Ward Parkway [2006] Fact sheet on the history of the 37th Symphony Designers' Showhouse at 6315 Ward Parkway, last owned by Richard and Annette Bloch. Mrs. Bloch selected the blue color for the awnings on the house, not realizing...

18. George S. Hovey Residence George S. Hovey Residence File contains a booklet about the third Designers' Showhouse (1972) featuring the George Hovey residence, built in 1909 at 1005 Valentine Road, "and lived in by only one other family [by 1972], the Howard...

19. Designers' Showhouses Designers' Showhouses File contains manuscripts, booklets, and information about the designers' showhouses. Designers' Showhouse is a fund-raiser for the Kansas City Symphony generally held in Spring and organized by the Junior...

20. Carriage House on Armour Boulevard Carriage House on Armour Boulevard Folder includes nomination form for the National Register for the carriage house at 218 East Armour Boulevard.