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'Charm of Ageless Elegance'
July 3, 2005
Photos of houses and description of Country Club Heights, south of the Country Club Plaza and north of Brookside. Houses featured in photos with current selling prices include 634 W. 59th Terrace; 630...
'Spectacular Homes' with Immediate Move-In Opportunities
November 11, 2006
Photos and description of Woodland Reserve, voted the 2006 'Community of the Year' by Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine.
63rd Street: A Vital Link
February 13, 2013
Article focuses on the history, diversity, and gradual rebirth of the 63rd Street Corridor, which stretches from State Line Road east into Raytown, Missouri. The road is described as a "vital artery" that...
A Very Upscale Appeal
January 15, 2003
Story about the Kirkwood development located near the Country Club Plaza at 49th and Wornall. It is to be a very upscale, affluent condominium area. Article includes a color photocopy of the model of the...
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.
Bringing out the Beauty in the Beast
File contains an article about the residence in the Hyde Park residential district of "prominent K. C. lawyer, Frank Brumback and his wife Louise Upton Brumback, or Louise Brumback, a painter," and their...
September 30, 2000
Brief article about the Brookside district or Brookside neighborhood and the demise of the Brookside Amoco Station, among other traditional neighborhood institutions, with the advent of modern city planning....
Budd Park Area Downzoned
April 9, 2003
The article states "The City Council voted Thursday to approve the ordinances to re-zone the C-1 properties at St. John and Brighton Avenues to residential districts." Among other things, this would include...
Business in Brief: Quality Hill
News of the final approval of the $37 million redevelopment project for Quality Hill, located between 10th, Broadway, 12th, and Pennsylvania Avenues.
Century Later, House is New
July 16, 2006
Story of restoration of Georgian Revival house near 37th and Gillham Road. Laurence Bate bought the house in 2004 and spent two years and $250,000 renovating it. For his work, he received the George Ehrlich...
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.
City Developed "Courts" and "Places" in the 1880s
September 4, 1955
Article about the streets developed in the 1880s for residential districts called "courts" and "places," such as Janssen Place (pictured), Knickerbocker Place, Hasbrook Place, Aldine Place, Tullis Place,...
Detached Home for 'Transplants'
May 29, 2008
"The City Homes project nearing completion at Fifth and Oak streets in the River Market area packs 27 detached houses into a 2.2 acre site between the City Market and the Columbus Park neighborhood." Built...
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....
Dispute Pits Tennis Club Vs. Nelson Museum
May 8, 2008
There is tension between the Rockhill neighborhood and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art concerning the fate of the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum trustees own the tennis club at 46th Street and Rockhill...
Family Home Back in Family
June 28, 2006
Article relates how David and Lucy Terry bought a home called Rock Oaks in the Roanoke neighborhood. The house was built in 1921 by Lucy's great-grandfather, Frank Shryock. "When Shryock built the three-story...
Finding Faith in the Food Desert
July 16, 2011
The Invanhoe nieghborhood has gained a new corner grocery store, World Harvest Learning Center/Good Natured Local Market, at 3400 Woodland Ave. The building was built in the 1920s as a Jewish funeral home....
Fire Destroys 100-Year-Old House
Article about the destruction by fire of the residence at 2024 Washington Boulevard in the Westheight Manor residential district of Kansas City, Kansas, located between 18th, 24th, Everett, and Nebraska...
Forty Years Ago
December 1, 1969
Higgs Terrace, once fashionable residential area adjoining the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal church [now cathedral], is to be razed. It was erected in 1887 by Randolph E. Higgs.
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