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Pendergast, James F
Penn Valley Park
'Freedom Mall' Envisioned
June 7, 2010
Ed Hogan, Kansas City artist, has created four statues that "tell the stories of many slaves who once sought freedom across the Missouri River." The statues are part of the Kansas City River Trails Inc....
A Big Bust
Authors reaction to the statue honoring jazz musician Charlie Parker, located in the 18th and Vine historical district.
A Special Day
July 26, 2008
A statue of Buck O'Neil was unveiled Friday, July 25, 2008, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. "The depiction is of Buck's later years, maybe his 70s. He's wearing...
A Warm Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton
February 20, 2011
Color picture of the bronze sculpture of Thomas Hart Benton on the campus of the Art Institute wearing a sweater knitted by Ashley Lugo, a student majoring in fiber. The piece was cast by Charles Banks...
File contains an article about a statue of Abraham Lincoln sculpted and presented at City Hall by 98-year-old Orville "Andy" Anderson, or Orville Anderson, with photo.
Bucks and Lapse Stop Hugh Harry
April 30, 2006
The Native Sons Scouts had set a goal of raising $400,000 for a large statue of Harry Truman to be at Union Station and to be dedicated on May 8, Truman's birthday. As it turns out the group had not submitted...
City Finally Finds Home for Statue
January 9, 2012
The controversial statue, Modern Communication by Terry Allen in front of the police communications headquarters, will be moved around the corner to make room for the police headquarters expansion. The...
Ex-mayor To Be Remembered
November 12, 2004
A statue of former Mayor Illus "Ike" Davis is to be dedicated on November 12, 2004. The statue is located in the Civic Mall area called Ilus W. Davis Park between City Hall and the federal courthouse....
If Statues Could Talk
January 13, 2008
The "Cowtown" cartoonist, Charlie Podrebarac, combines his drawings with text that envisions what local Kansas City statues might be thinking and would say if they could. Statues include: The Scout, Hereford...
James Fraser Dies; Noted Sculptor, 76: "End of the Trail" and Buffalo Nickel Designed by Him--His Statues Abound in Capital
Photo and obituary for James Earl Fraser, or James Fraser (~1877-1953), sculptor of the "End of the Trail" statue, "generally considered the best known sculpture in the nation," with one of the copies...
James Fraser Dies; Noted Sculptor, 76: 'End of the Trail' and Buffalo Nickel Designed by Him--His Statues Abound in Capital
Obituary about the sculptor of the original "End of the Trail" Statue, of which there is a miniature at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Jim's Monument to Be Unveiled
Article announcing the ceremony for the memorial for James Pendergast, a "philanthropist and politician. ..in Mulkey Square," at 13th and Summit Streets.
Jim's Monument to Be Unveiled: Ceremonies in Honor of Pendergast's Memory to Be Held Tomorrow
Article about the unveiling of the statue at 13th and Madison Streets in Mulkey Square of James Pendergast (1856-1911), alderman of the First Ward of Kansas City from 1892 to 1910 and a saloon keeper in...
KC's Bull Will Be Back in Skyline
May 17, 2002
HNTB Architects Engineers Planners took down the Hereford Bull statue when they bought the American Hereford Association building. Calvin Trillin lamented the loss in The New Yorker last year. Now the...
KC's Sister City Adorns Plaza with Chinese Warrior Replicas
January 20, 2004
Article reports on the dedication of two replicas of the Chinese warrior figures found in a 3rd-century tomb in China. The figures, a gift of Xian, China, one of Kansas City's 13 sister cities, are permanently...
Land Seizure Planned to Finish Statue Repairs
November 23, 2005
Although the city of Kansas City, Kansas owns the John Brown Statue, they don't own the land that it sits on. The Wyandotte County's Unified Government is going to court to seize about 600 square feet...
Memorial to Him, Too: A. Phimister Proctor Sculptured the Pioneer Mother
September 6, 1950
Inscription on the Pioneer Mother statue is from Ruth 1: 16 in the King James Version of the Bible: "Whither thou goest I will go; and where thou lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and...
Mending Broken Statues, Spirits
February 16, 2009
Profile of sculptor Jennifer Walker and her work restoring damaged religious statues. Walker, a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, has been involved in the restoration of Union Station, the Muehlebach...
November 5, 2005
Article describes the challenges faced by sculptor Bruce Wolfe in creating a 26-foot tall statue of Harry S. Truman. The statue will stand in the middle arch of Union Station.
Penn Valley Park
History regarding the land that later became part of Penn Valley Park, especially the home of Frank L. Wilkinson and where the Pioneer Mother statue now stands.
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