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Dana O Jensen
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
A Road Runs Through It, and KC Hopes It Reels in Growth
November 5-11, 2010
Article about the construction of "a $4.2 million stretch of road uniting the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge and Kansas City's River Market area." Work began October 13, 2010, and is planned for completion...
Block by Block: From Blueprint to Build-up
November 18, 2005
A 48-page supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal included in the November 18-24, 2005, v. 24, #11 issue. It features the redevelopment and building going on in the downtown Kansas City area including...
March 16, 1951
View of an unspecified building under construction in the River Market area.
The first city market in Kansas City was built in 1858 on the site of the present city market. This property was donated to the city "for public use forever," by the Gillis family and became a public square...
Nomination form for the National Register for Historic Places for the City Market building(s).
City Market a Mainstay in KC History
August 1, 1963
Article about the land designated originally as a market area, still used as such.
City Market on Walnut at Fifth Street
Black and white detailed charcoal sketch depicting the City Market as well as City Hall. Includes vehicles and people. Artist: Claude L. Budworth.
City Market Undergoes Changes
Improvements and changes are underway in the City Market area. Customers will find more food and less gift items. Construction should start in July on a new entryway on Grand Boulevard as well as two other...
City Market: Where the Selling Never Stops
Photos and article about the City Market, the mainly produce-oriented business area in Kansas City's riverfront area. Also description of the area's history as Kansas City, Missouri's birthplace and home...
Deaths: Frank Lambader, Sr.
April 16, 1948
William Lambader, an early meat packer, occupied the first stall as a meat dealer in the old City Market, which was completed in 1853. His son, Frank, was the first occupant of the first stall at the present...
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...
Down by the River
Photos, map, and article about the resurgence (especially since urban renewal in the 1990s centering around the City Market and Delaware Street) of the River Market, the site of the original Town of Kansas...
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 descriptions of plans for redeveloping the City Market area for tourism.
Flip Side of the Tracks
June 15, 2006
A former Kansas City Southern rail yard located in the River Market area alongside the Missouri River is to be redeveloped with 325 luxury apartments. The Morgan Group wants to acquire the land and do...
HKCF Purchases the Ebenezer Building
History of the Ebenezer Building at 309-313 Delaware Street, beginning in 1890, the new headquarters of the Historic Kansas City Foundation.
Houses Will Join River Market Boom
April 25, 2006
''Developer George Birt is scrapping two condominium buildings proposed in his original River Market East redevelopment plan and will instead build 27 detached houses.'' Includes schematic drawing of the...
Hughes' Kansas City Views
Photo showing the market square in 1869 with the rear of the old jail and police station.
Kansas City City Market
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