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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 New Map Showing the Scene of the Battle of Westport, Fought Oct. 23, 1864
Covering territory from Brush Creek on the north to Indian Creek on the south and lying between Big Blue River on the east and State Line Road on the west, covering approximately 68 square miles. ..
A Tough Time for Angels
December 25-31, 2003
Article describes the work of the Rev. Charlotte Main and her husband, the Rev. Henry Main, leaders of the Ethelaine Chapel Spiritualist Church, located at 4317 State Line. The author includes some history...
About Town: Stuff of History at Art Showing
December 16, 1976
Art gallery at 7600 State Line Road.
Applebee's Shift to KC Under Way
November 8, 2011
Headquarters for the international restaurant chain is moving from Lenexa, Kansas, to 8140 State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri.
Blue Hills Club to Move South
Car Dealers Replace Old Mill
July 6, 2011
Postcard image of the the Old Watt's Mill on Indian Creek and a short article about the mill's history. It was built in 1832 by Jackson County Judge John Fitzhugh and later purchased by Anthony Watts of...
Confederate Grave Gets Marker
May 30, 2005
Article describing the comemoration of a Confederate soldier's grave with a headstone in New Santa Fe Cemetery, near 122nd and State Line Road. The grave of the soldier, Sgt. John L. Holder, had previously...
Famous Eatery Closes Its Doors
Article noting the closure of Sanderson's. Originally located on 8th Street; opened in 1912; moved to southwest corner of 38th and Main in 1981; moved to 7907 State Line Road in 1999; closed in 2000.
Fate Made Him an Architectural Artist Instead of a Pilot
File containing a photo and biographical article about Jules Scheffer, an architectural "delineator" or illustrator. Native of Java emigrating to Kansas City in 1948 as a World War II veteran with offices...
Founder of Hallmark Is Dead at 91: Joyce C. Hall Built His Empire in Greeting Cards
Photos and obituary article about Joyce Hall (1891-1982), founder and chairman of the board of Hallmark Cards in Kansas City in 1909, born on August 29, 1891, in David City, Nebraska, and dying on October...
Haven? Cops, Residents find Waldo, Brookside Safe
September 9, 2008
The Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods, bounded roughly "by 47th Street on the north, 95th Street on the south, State Line Road on the west, and Blue Ridge Road on the east," are generally low-crime areas....
Julia Thorp Obituary
Obituary for Miss Julia Thorp (dying at the age of 67 in 1972), granddaughter of Joel Thorp, owner of a farm in 1868 extending almost a mile west of State Line Road from 71st to 79th Streets.
Mission Hills: Beauty and Location Continue to Draw Residents
Photos and article about the Mission Hills residential district of northeast Johnson County, Kansas, including its history from 1912 and incorporation as a city in 1949, continuing regard as an elite area...
Mrs. Joyce Hall Dies
Photo and obituary article for Elizabeth Dilday Hall (1896-1976), "wife of the founder and chairman of Hallmark Cards, Inc.." She was born in Wichita, Kansas, and came to Kansas City with her husband in...
On the Fast Track to Tax Breaks
December 24, 2003
Article specifically mentions the restoration of apartment buidings with three stories and columns on the front that were built between 1900 and 1930. The Kansas City Landmarks Commission has identified...
Parker Francis III Dies in Crash
Photo and obituary for Parker Francis III, 51-year-old president of the Puritan-Bennett Corporation," dying in a car crash at 11511 State Line Road and residing at 2101 West 67th Terrace in Mission Hills,...
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.
Portfolio Sets Its Sights on Spot by Union Station
January 14, 2011
Picture with article shows Geri Higgins, owner of Portfolio Kitchen & Home, showing off the space in the Pershing Building at 215 W. Pershing Road that her business is turning into a flagship store. Higgins...
Present and the Future Collide in Startup Village
April 19, 2015
Article reports on Kansas City Startup Village, a community of tech-savvy entrepreneurs that have taken up residence in the area near 45th & State Line Road, as well as concerns by longtime residents as...
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