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18th and Vine District
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
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...
A New Heritage of Frustrations
November 24, 2013
Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...
About Town: Remember James Crews?
AC27 Williams Photo Studio Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1920-ca. 1959
The Williams Photo Studio Collection contains images of African American civic and health institutions, organizations, and schools as well as individuals and residences in the Kansas City metropolitan...
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...
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.
Capturing the Castle
June 26-July 2, 2014
Article describes the efforts of volunteers working to restore the Vine Street Workhouse, otherwise known as the Castle, located at 2001 Vine Street. Daniel and Ebony Edwards are interviewed and describe...
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....
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