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Bertine E Weston
A Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
A New Boat-House for Kansas City
Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.
America's Most Beautiful City
Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."
An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo
Photos and article (written by a former zoo employee) about the "revolutionary Birthday House at the Swope Park Zoological Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.," proving "immensely popular" as "the newest addition...
Appreciation of Swope Park
Explanation of a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to "give expression" of thanks "in a more substantial way than merely through resolution of thanks."
Art Gallery for Kansas City
March 10, 1906
Under Notes and Clippings: "Col. Thomas H. Swope, who a few years ago gave to Kansas City 1,300 acres of land, now known as Swope Park, will early in the year give to the city a magnificent gallery of...
Photos and article about the recent (ca. 1960s-1970s) history of movie-making of "B" films in Kansas City, focusing on the experiences of producer-director Lamar Card in shooting the 1976 movie "The Student...
Book Review: KC in a Science Fiction Future
Illustration and book review of "Time Enough for Love" by former Kansas Citian author Robert Heinlein (born in Butler, Missouri in 1907) about "Lazarus Long, interstellar stud, possessor of the longevity...
Boston Adams, a Gentleman of the Old School
Biography of T. M. "Boston" Adams, or T. M. Adams, a New England-bred owner of a Southern style plantation in part of what later become Swope Park in the mid-1800s. Tells of his large estate and, based...
Centennial Program Set
Photos, illustrations, and article about the festivities planned for the Kansas City Centennial in 1950, with the dedication of Starlight Theater, "two parades in the downtown area, the pageant, a costume...
Citizen Angels in Show Business
Illustrations and article about the "new million-and-a-half dollar outdoor 'Starlight Theatre' in its 1727-acre Swope Park" in Kansas City, with description of its organizers and architect, Edward Delk....
Commercial Value of the Blue River
Suggestions for making the Blue River more of a commercial and entertainment attraction while keeping it clean.
Early Kansas City Architects: Adriance and John Van Brunt
Photos and biographical article about Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913) and John Van Brunt (1855-1924), brothers and architects not related to fellow Kansas City architects Henry Van Brunt and Courtlandt...
Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting
Article describing Kansas City's tourist attractions and general features (climate, history, etc.) for "the Kansas City meeting, the sixtieth annual conference of the American Library Association." Places...
Editorial: Kansas City, June 21 to 24 [and] Kansas City Itself
Accompanying articles about "the 30th annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association" in June 1937 at Kansas City, with a general description of the city and its geography, climate, and landmarks,...
Edward Buehler Delk, A. I. A. Speaker at Seminar on "Stained Glass in Architecture" Saturday Morning
Photo and bio of Edward Buehler Delk, or Edward Delk, architect for the J. C. Nichols Company and Kansas City Park Board born in New York and coming here in 1920, designing Starlight Theater at Swope Park....
Entertainment: City Goes into Show Business
Article depicting in photos and describing the new Starlight Theatre in Swope Park, designed by Edward Buehler Delk.
Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System
Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.
First Step Taken toward Centennial Building Program
Photos and article about the unveiling of Kansas City's "first centennial flag at ground-breaking in Swope Park for the Starlight Theater."
Founders of Methodism in This Community
Description of religious "camp-meetings," or revivals, in the Kansas City area in the 1830s-1850s, in such places as "on a farm that is now part of Swope Park."
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