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Sears Memories Outlive Warehouse
Article with reminiscences, map of location at Truman and Cleveland Roads, and photos of the demolition of the Sears warehouse building, constructed in 1925, destroyed in the "second largest implosion"...
Photos and multiple articles about Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), an architect "design[ing] some of the city's best-known structures, including Kansas City International Airport and the Alameda Plaza Hotel...
National Old Trails Road: Ocean to Ocean Highway, as Endorsed by the Daughters of the American Revolution
Map of pioneer trails across the country, with specifically labeled sections, including "Boons Lick Road--St. Louis to New Franklin," in Missouri, as well as the entire Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.
Tracing the Ancient Paths
April 16, 2006
Article discussing the historic pathways and trails in the Kansas City area as well as the Osage and the different treaties. ''Osage Indians walked the trails that became KC's modern roads.'' Has colored...
Last of Rancher's 1,000-Acre Empire Disappears in New Housing Development
Biographical article about Henry Coppock, a "fabulous cattle baron" and the demolition of his former "big brick house and unusual barn" once with a windmill, torn down to make way for a residential development....
Le Grand A. Copley: Former Packing Company Executive Was 82
Obituary for Le Grand Copley, a "retired executive of Wilson & Co. and a Johnson County real estate developer" dying at the age of 82, "born on a farm near Paola, Kas.," moving to Rosedale, Kansas, in...
A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif
Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...
First Rock Road in Jackson County
August 28, 1910
Description of the supposedly first rock road in Jackson County, at the "nearest good landing on the river. This was Rickman's landing at about where now is the Sugar Creek plant of the Standard Oil Company."...
The Road to Nowhere
August 29, 2011
Article discusses the difficulties caused by flooding, especially Interstate 29 that has been covered in water creating lengthy detours and large amounts of traffic to small towns as people travel between...
The Main Steel Grandstand at the Speedway Nears Completion
Photo and caption about the construction of the Kansas City Speedway racetrack for automobiles at 91st and Holmes Roads.
Autoparade to Open Speedway September 16
Announcement of the opening of Kansas City's new (in 1922) automobile racetrack at 91st and Holmes Roads, costing $500,000 and to be attended by 60,000 people.
Legal Tangles Grow from Hidden Cemetery
December 10, 2007
When Mike Bauer purchased 96 acres near Longview Lake at the junction of Raytown and Highgrove roads, he was unaware of the "35-by-60-foot plot that sat smack in the middle of his potential paradise" that...
71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer
December 12, 2012
Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...
Triangle Trauma Will Soon Fade
December 13, 2007
Illustration and article about the changes to the Grandview Triangle, a "sea of congestion where Interstate 470, Interstate 435 and U.S. 71 converge in southeast Kansas City." In 2005 the Missouri General...
Residents Weigh In on Red Bridge Project
December 22, 2010
Article on the proposed plans for the next phases of the Red Bridge Project as discussed at a recent public open house meeting. The plans call for widening the road, creating sidewalks and trails, landscaping,...
County Third in Roads: In the Country Only Two Others Are Ahead in System
Article noting the extensiveness of the system of county roads in Jackson County, Missouri, as third best in the nation, behind only two counties in New York and Detroit, and making for very good transportation...
A Church Bazaar Recalls Pioneer Times Here
Article about the contribution to the early growth of the Kansas City area by the town of New Santa Fe located at present-day 125th and State Line Roads. Mentions wagon trains to the Southwest and the...
Lawmaker's Bill Would Speed Up Watkins Drive
February 24, 2005
Missouri Representative Craig Bland wants to form a committee to think about installing overpasses on Bruce Watkins Drive so that traffic can move quicker. There are currently three stoplights, at Gregory...
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
Picturesque Kansas City "Family Garden" That Passed Out with the Adoption of the Prohibition Amendment
Illustration and text of the mansion and adjoining "wine garden" of the Muehlebach family at 41st and State Line Roads.
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