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Nettie Thompson Grove
Harold S Buttenheim
William L Campbell
E M Clendening
. ..Presenting Frank A. Theis: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
May 1, 1949
Photo and biographical article about Frank Theis, "president of the Simonds-Shields-Theis Grain Company" and formerly the youngest president of the Kansas City Board of Trade in 1931. Native Kansas Citian...
18th & Vine and All That Jazz
Article about the "long overdue and much deserved renaissance" of the 18th & Vine District's buildings and streets, with history of its jazz scene and prominent black professionals.
40% More Streets Flushed
Article with photos about the increased efficiency through bigger trucks in street cleaning.
A Clean-Up Campaign That Was Different
Article about the city government project to clean up the streets and public places.
A Department Store For Jones' Bros.
Short article about the impending construction of a new store building for the Jones' Bros. Dry Goods Co. to be located at 12th and Main Streets.
A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
Article looks at some Kansas City streets that run east-west as well as some north-south streets and gives the names today compared to the names used in early Kansas City. Also included in the article...
A. G. Ellet Secures Control of Ellet-Kendall Shoe Co.
History of the Ellet-Kendall Shoe Company, established in 1867 as the W. W. Kendall Boot and Shoe Company by "the late William W. Kendall [or William Kendall) and Jemuel C. Gates," absorbed in 1901 by...
A Letter from Daniel Geary
Reminiscences by Daniel Geary from 1915 about the radical changes in the topography in the Town of Kansas around 1856-1859, as its early streets were built and hills graded for settlement. Description...
A Model Institution
Illustrations and ad or article about the "New England Safe Deposit and Trust Company" on the "Ninth Street floor of the New England Building, on the corner of [9th Street] and Wyandotte streets, in the...
A New Frontier
Photos, map, and article about the continuing and managed growth of urbanization in Johnson County, Kansas suburbs, especially along 119th Street, with shopping centers, residences, and coordinated automobile...
A New South Side Bank
At 31st and Main Streets.
A New Swedish Church
A small article featuring information about a new Swedish church at 23rd and Madison Streets. The article gives the name as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church. The architects listed are Van...
A Record of Current Events: Beautifying Kansas City
July 8, 1911
Photos and captions for various parts of Kansas City's new park and boulevard system, describing its beautifying effect and increase of real estate values and transportation efficiency, including before...
A Sculptor Builds a Playground
Photos and article about "the new playground park at 27th and Madison" Streets in Kansas City, designed by local sculptor Dale Eldred in 1962 (interviewed by fellow sculptor Richard Hollander) after resignation...
A Service Program for 705 Miles of Streets
Article about the Public Works Department's Street Repair Section and other sections and their maintenance of Kansas City's 705 miles of streets against floods, snow, and other wear and tear.
A Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City
Thorough article on the variety of street names in Kansas City, with their origins, including discarded street names, as well as associated neighborhoods, buildings, and people.
A Walk in the Streets of St. Louis in 1845
Reprint of a traveler's street-by-street description of Saint Louis's street scenes in 1845 from the Saint Louis business directory of 1847.
Account of the Battle of Westport and Early Memories of Kansas City
Photo and autobiographical article about the early Kansas City reminiscences of Mrs. Roma Johnson Wornall, or Roma Wornall (1846-1933), third wife of Westport pioneer John Bristow Wornall (1822-1892)....
Adam Long, Pioneer Merchant
Photos of the home and family of Adam Long at 16th and Central Streets, built in 1871 and razed in 1948, with a story of his early businesses in confectioneries and groceries starting in 1854.
Adding Dynamic Design to a Downtown Project
Highlights of 360 Architecture and its work with the new JE Dunn headquarters on Locust between 11th and 10th streets. Gives descriptions of design and innovative uses or materials, like the flooring which...
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