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Jody Ladd Craig
Building in the Kansas City Tradition Is Shoal Creek Valley's FOCUS
Photos, maps, and extensive article on the new Shoal Creek Valley mixed residential and commercial neighborhood in Kansas City, North, as compared to older but similarly planned sections of town. Description...
Buried Treasure: Recovering the Steamboat Arabia
Article about the discovery of the Steamboat "Arabia," built in 1853, sunken in 1856 on the Missouri River, and salvaged in 1985 to become a museum at Kansas City's River Market.
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: 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...
City Windown Interview with Joseph C. Canizaro
Interview with Canizaro, the real estate developer owning most of the River Quay project, discussing various business, zoning, and other issues.
Demanding a Grander Vision
The authors outline their vision of "River Crown Plaza," an urban corridor stretching from the River Market to Country Club Plaza. The corridor would be characterized by a high-density, high-quality built...
Dogged Pursuit: A Furry Muse Inspires This Kansas City Painter's Creations
June 1, 2004
Photo and short article about Marie Mason and her art work featuring dogs. She and partner Kate Marts operate The Works Gallery in Kansas City's River Market District.
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....
Downtown Kansas City 2000
Article features living in and near downtown in the new lofts and apartments.
Drawings and descriptions of plans for redeveloping the City Market area for tourism.
Entertainment Review: River Market Brewing Company
Brewery at 5th and Walnut Streets in the historic Gillis Opera House.
Great Escapes: Scavenging the Past
Article and photo about the salvage of the sunken steamboat "Arabia" and its vintage 1856 antiques, to be exhibited at "a new museum opening this month in the historic River Market at Fourth and Grand"...
Ground Breaking: The New Glam in the River Market
Photos and article about the "glamorous ground breaking on the newest development in the River Market area, Conover Place at 210 [West 5th Street]. ..the first major step in a master plan [led by "developer...
High Life: Downtown Goes Uptown
Article describes the movement back downtown as older buildings are converted to lofts.
Historic Building for Sale: R. Nigro & Brothers Drugstore, 522 Campbell
Photo and ad for the "two-story brick structure hous[ing] the neighborhood drugstore of R. Nigro & Family for over 75 years" at 522 Campbell Street in the Riverfront area. "[O]ne of the oldest drugstores...
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.
Kansas City's Urban Core, Proof Is In the Progress
October 1, 2003
Article describes the urban core in a broad sense shared between the River Market, Crown Center, Midtown and the Plaza/Brush Creek corridor. Major issues include housing, government, the library project,...
Kansas City's Urban Core: Connecting the Dots
November 1, 2003
Article defines Kansas City's urban core as stretching for five miles between downtown and Brush Creek. Features reports on the River Market, Downtown Loop, Crossroads and Crown Center, Midtown/Westport,...
Legacy of K. C. Pioneer Bachelor, William Gillis
Biographical article about William Gillis, "well known by historians as the owner and operator of the Gilliss House hotel on the riverfront of the River Market area" and "as the owner and operator of the...
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