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2002 Home of the Year Awards
Photographs and article about the "Homes of the Year 2002". The awards recognize excellence in the homebuilding and remodeling industry.
54-56 Janssen Place Opens to Friends
History and description of the residence originally home to the founder of the Jenkins Music Company, J. W. Jenkins, at 54-56 Janssen Place.
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.
A Central City Neighborhood Makes a Comeback
Article about the integrity of the Westport residential community, focusing on its neighborhood organizations designed to preserve its older and characteristic architecture, with several photos, including...
A Home Apart
Photos and text describing a 1950s N. W. Dible built home in Rockhill Manor.
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
A National Register Update
Update of the National Register after the one-year hiatus of the organization, with two residential districts and two buildings.
Activity Spurs Hope in Hyde Park
News of a joint preservation project for Hyde Park neighborhood between the Home Savings Association and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, by which area homeowners can save on mortgages.
Back to the City: Moving to Coleman Highlands
Article describing the appeal of moving to the Coleman Highlands residential district or neighborhood, with information about some of its old houses.
House-hunting profile of the Waldo residential district, bounded by Gregory Boulevard, Ward Parkway, Holmes Road, and 85th St.
Birth of a City
Historical overview of residential districts in Kansas City, starting in 1854 with Kersey Coates and Quality Hill.
Article profiles The Village at Shoal Creek Valley. Making its debut in 2005, this second planned neighborhood of the Shoal Creek Valley Residential District integrates historic designs with an eye toward...
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...
Short notice of the plans "to restore and preserve Roanoke Court, a group of seven historically significant apartment buildings" at 3659-3689 Summit Road.
Brookside: A Small Town in a Big City
Article describing the Brookside neighborhood as a mixed residential and business district, similar to a small town, with photos and illustrated map.
Business: Crestwood Tenants Secure Destiny
Article about the purchase in the Brookside neighborhood by local business people of the Crestwood Shopping Center, "the first commercial building built by J. C. Nichols," describing the improvements to...
Central Hyde Park Is Nominated to the National Register of Historic Places
News of the nomination of the "Central Hyde Park District" for the National Register, primarily a residential neighborhood.
Charming to a "T"
Article describes the city of Westwood, Kansas. Westwood is bordered by 47th Street and Shawnee Mission Parkway to the north and south, Mission Road to the east, and Rainbow to the west. "In the late 1940s,...
Chic Center at the Spot Where Kansas City Began
Story of the Westport Square business district centered at Pennsylvania and Westport Roads, designed to reinvigorate surrounding residential districts, discussing also the problems caused by such development,...
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