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18th and Vine District
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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.
19th and Vine
Aerial view looking east near 19th and Vine; shows City Workhouse with railroad tracks beside it.
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
Section of the book which describes late 19th century and early 20th century African American housing sections of the city. These include Hell's Half Acre, Church Hill, Belvidere Hollow, and the Vine Street...
A Kansas City Architect: A. Wallace Love
Photos and biographical article about A. Wallace Love (1859-1912), an architect and building contractor native to Michigan and coming to Kansas City in 1878. City official as City Councilman, superintendent...
About Town: Remember James Crews?
Arthur W. Lawson Is Killed: Cab Firm Head Hit by Truck
September 9, 1953
Vertical file containing a photo and obituary for Arthur Lawson, "53, president of the Consolidated Cab company," who was "fatally injured" when "struck by a truck." Lawson was born in Bunceton, Missouri...
Artist Sketches Lessons of Life
File containing a photo and biographical article about Chester Starks, an artist and Kansas City health inspector since World War II. Creator of a locally well-known public restroom poster for the city...
BA3 Urban League Collection
The Urban League Collection contains information showing the history of the organization, its purpose, and how it helped to shape communities and individuals in Kansas City, as well as throughout the nation....
Beat Goes On in Jazz District
October 22, 2004
Article with illustrations concerning work that is to begin soon on three projects in the second phase of the redevelopment plan for the 18th and Vine area. The three projects include 78 apartments and...
Bill Hayden to Downtown Law Office
File containing a biographical article about William Hayden, a black Kansas City lawyer with offices "at the Traders National bank building at 12th and Grand" and formerly at 1825 A Vine Street and 1509...
Biography of Homer B. Roberts (1888-1952), Automobile Dealer
Biography of John Edward Perry (1870-1962), Physician
Biography of Samuel Eason (?-1920), Founder of Niles Home for Children
Biography of The Rev. D. A. Holmes(1876-1972), Minister and Community Leader
Blacks Have Endowed KC
February 10, 1986
Three-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship...
Body and Soul
Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's parents, his early years in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, and his musical beginnings in the Vine Street nightclub district. Includes details about an...
Photos and information on the William Cullen Bryant school (or simply the Bryant school), built in 1886 at Howard Avenue and Vine Street and designated for black students only in 1912.
Developer Prepares to Restart Beacon Hill Work
May 12-18, 2006
The Beacon Hill neighborhood covers about 90 acres and is located east from Troost Avenue to Vine Street between 22nd and 27th streets. Zimmer Real Estate Services LC plan to build 40 townhouses this fall....
Dr. John Edward Perry
File containing a photo and information on Dr. John Edward Perry, or J. Edward Perry (1870-1962), a pioneer African American physician in Kansas City. Native of Texas coming here in 1903 as builder of...
Early African American Ministers
Three ministers are listed in the book as early forces in the pre-World War I African American community in Kansas City. They include: Samuel William Bacote, pastor of the Second Baptist Church; T.H. Ewing...
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