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Dana O Jensen
Jody Ladd Craig
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...
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...
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...
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...
Kansas City Riverfront Area
Photos, illustrations, and information on the riverfront area of Kansas City, also known as the Levee or Westport Landing in the early to middle 1800s and later known as the River Market, City Market (especially...
New Renovations Hold Big Expectations
December 30, 2008
Work is progressing on changing portions of the south bank of the Missouri River near the River Market area. It will involve restoring a portion of the area to the way it would have looked to early settlers,...
Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park
Photos, maps, and information on the 17-acre Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, dedicated in October 1998 "between the Paseo and Heart of America bridges" and named for former Kansas City mayor Richard...
Publication in the file about the River Quay's first anniversary, along with other early 1970s publications.
Riverfront Visions: Port Authority Interviews Developers for 'Urban Village'
December 16, 2003
Lead article in Star Business section which relates "Now, for the third time in six years, the Port Authority of Kansas City is trying to reclaim that neglected shore of the Missouri River and leap-frog...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p001
North western edge of early Kansas City, riverfront area showing railroads, bridges, buildings and streets and the Missouri River. Large numbers at edges of page lead to page showing adjoining area.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p003
Northern edge of early Kansas City. Riverfront area shows buildings, railroad lines, and streets. Large numbers at edge of page refer to page number or volume with adjoining area.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p003s
Skeleton map of the northern edge of early Kansas City, riverfront area showing outlines of buildings at the date of publication. These sheets were used to record new developments in the area for supplemental...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p004
Northern edge of early Kansas City riverfront area from West 4th Street south to West 6th Street and from Central east to Main, showing additions, buildings and streets.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p004s
Skeleton map of the northern edge of early Kansas City riverfront area from West 4th Street south to West 6th street and from Central east to Main, showing outlines of buildings at the time of publication....
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p005
Northern part of early Kansas City riverfront area from West 4th Street south to West 7th Street and from Washington east to Central, showing additions, buildings, and streets.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p005s
Skeleton map of the northern part of early Kansas City riverfront area from West 4th Street south to West 7th Street and from Washington east to Central showing outlines of buildings at the time of publication....
Souvenir of Inspection of New Wabash Bridge over Missouri River at Saint Charles, Missouri, Perpetuating the Route of the Historic Old Trail
Illustration of the Kansas City riverfront, circa 1855-1864, and of the Saint Louis riverfront.
The Adventure of Outdoor Shopping
History of the area "[dating] back to October 13, 1856, when the City Council enacted an ordinance authorizing the construction of a City Hall and Market House."
The River Market: reviving old town for good.
Article, reprinted from web site http://bradleyosborn.com/the_river_market.pdf, tells the story of the River Market area from the arrival of the earliest explorers through its current revival.
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