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Rockhill Tennis Club
Nelson-atkins Museum o...
5 Dead, Many Missing in Flood
Photo of cars floating toward the Plaza tennis courts and description of damages, power outages, etc.
A New Court Date Downtown
July 6, 2006
The Explorers' 2006 World Team-Tennis season will be played on a 66-by-128- foot slab of asphalt on the deck of Barney Allis Plaza. It will be surrounded by bleachers and vendor areas. The team's first...
Obituary for Allen Poteet, one of the founders in 1916 of the Rockhill Tennis Club, dying at the age of 87 in 1972.
Chiefs' Founder, AFL Pioneer Dies
December 14, 2006
Lamar Hunt, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, died December 13, 2006. "Hunt's decision to relocate the Dallas Texans of the fledgling and struggling American Football League and rename them the Kansas...
Deaths: Robert E. Ballinger
Photo and obituary for Robert Ballinger, "vice-president of the Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company," a chemical engineer from the Kansas City area, and "past president of the Rockhill Tennis Club."
Dispute Pits Tennis Club Vs. Nelson Museum
May 8, 2008
There is tension between the Rockhill neighborhood and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art concerning the fate of the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum trustees own the tennis club at 46th Street and Rockhill...
He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes
Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...
Historic Club Seeks New Home
June 26, 2010
Article about Rockhill Tennis Club's departure from 4520 Kenwood Avenue also tells about the history of the Club and building. At its previous location, 48th and Oak, the Club was host to the 1928 Davis...
KC Parks Enjoy Impressive Rebound
July 26, 2009
The SHAPE program (Safe, Healthy and Attractive Public Environments) initiated by Kansas City in 2003 appears to be working. The parks are cleaner and tennis courts, fountains, benches, and drinking fountains...
Low-Income Housing Boosts Developer Into Big Time
June 1-7, 2007
Article features Gary Hassenflu, owner and founder of Garrison Cos. located in Prairie Village. He has used the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit development, a creation of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, to develop...
Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club
April 2, 2008
Article examining the dispute between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum owns the tennis club property and wants to relocate offices to the club and use the surrounding...
February 21-27, 2013
Article announces that the Kansas City Explorers professional tennis team will relocate to Irving, Texas. Details regarding the Explorers' history in Kansas City are provided. City officials are interviewed...
Obituary for Carroll Kramer Ward
February 8, 1972
Obituary for Carroll Kramer Ward, or Carroll Ward, a local tennis patron dying in 1972.
Parks and Recreation Department Statistics
February 28, 2007
Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department has 212 parks, 130 ball diamonds, 116.5 surface acres of lake, 109 tennis courts, 55 shelters, 20 soccer fields, 19 miles of exercise trails, 18 football fields,...
Progress at the Second-Oldest Park
October 11, 2006
Article details the Indian Mound neighborhood's concern about cleaning up Budd Park. Michael Herron, North region manager at Parks and Recreation "explained that Budd Park, established in 1891, is Kansas...
The Spring Valley Park that Once Was
March 27, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about the Spring Valley Park, located between 28th St., and Woodland Ave., and 29th St., and Brooklyn Ave. With several natural springs and a lake, the area was a popular...
Wild Ducks in This Landscape Garden
Illustrations and article about the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dodson at 5th and Paseo Boulevard, with a pond and large lawn, describing its flower and other gardens, landscaping, tennis courts, etc....
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