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Nettie Thompson Grove
Anderson Photo Company
Helen Waskey Embree
$10,000 Grant Received for Further Restoration of Harris-Kearney House
News of a grant from the W. J. Brace Charitable Trust to the Westport Historical Society for continued restoration of the Harris House at 40th and Baltimore.
1855 Harris Home at 4000 Baltimore Avenue, in Old Westport
Photo on the issue's cover and caption about the home on the inside cover.
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
An Old Westport Landmark
Illustration and article about the old house in Westport at 4217 Mill Creek Parkway (later called J. C. Nichols Parkway), "built in 1844 by A. Richter, a well to do contractor and builder."
Automobiles, Home and Shed
Automobiles, home and shed in the area of Southwest Trafficway and Roanoke Road north of Westport Road.
Brazier Family Genealogy
Information on the interrelated Brazier family, Purdom family, and Waskey family of pioneer Westport. Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on prominent family members such as Catherine Brazier...
Building near Southwest Trafficway
View of structure near Southwest Trafficway in the area of Westport Road.
Captain Joseph Parks House
File containing a photocopy of a pamphlet about the house (pictured) of Captain Joseph Parks (1794-1859), built in 1845 just west of the state line near the Shawnee Indian Mission and torn down in 1905....
Celebration at Harris-Kearney House
Notice for a "gala celebration" for the "completion of restoration of the front porch and east façade of the 1855 Harris-Kearney House, 4000 Baltimore" Avenue.
Photos and biographical information on Charles Kearney (1820-1898), a Santa Fe trader in Westport. Born in Ireland and serving in the Mexican War before coming to Westport in 1852 as a western trader and...
Controversy in Westport: Housing for the Elderly
Photo of installation of solar collectors on a Westport home roof to heat water.
Cowtown Chronicles: K. C.'s 150 Years Old--How's Your Local History I. Q.?
Photo and information about local history of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the form of a quiz, with "questions and locations" regarding the following: (1) the Archibald Rice home at 66th and Blue...
Daniel Morgan Boone
Biographical article about Daniel Morgan Boone, Daniel Boone's third son and one of the earliest settlers of the Kansas City area, visiting the territory of Jackson County in the 1790s, partnering in business...
Drawing of Harris Home
Full frontal and side view; located at Westport and Main.
Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw
Contains an illustration of the Chouteau house, one of the two houses "where heaviest fighting occurred" during the Battle of Big Blue part of the Battle of Westport.
Flower & Garden's Own Garden
Photos, illustrations, and article about the demonstration gardens for the Flower & Garden magazine, starting at the home of the magazine's "founder and original publisher," John Tillotson in Leawood,...
Grant Will Finance Harris Home Project
History of the home and its various owners, starting with the arrival of John Harris and Henrietta Harris and their children in 1832 from Kentucky by covered wagon.
Harris Home Purchased
Article contains news of the purchase of the home by the historical society for its preservation and restoration.
The Harris Home was built in 1855 by Colonel Jack Harris. The original location was at 40th and Main Streets. It was moved to its present site of 4000 Baltimore Avenue in 1921.
Full, front view of the Harris (Kearney) House, probably located at Westport Avenue and Main at the time of the photograph. House was moved to 40th and Baltimore in 1922. Identified as "Old Westport Views"....
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