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A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960
Detailed article about the history of news publishing in Johnson County, Kansas. "In no other state's history has the press played such an active and pervasive role in community life. This is evident in...
Celebrating Sacred Structures St. James Catholic Church
After a period of decline, St. James Catholic Church has stabilized attendance and continues to offer a variety of social services including a community kitchen, thrift store and care for troubled teens....
Covenant Baptist Church Continues to Serve The Community
Covenant Baptist Church has survived a disastrous arson fire and neighborhood decline to become an active force in the community. The Church, at 9th and Harrison, opened in 1980 and was rebuilt after the...
Domes Fund Created to Restore Crumbling Towers/Tiles
Friends of Sacred Structures, Christ Temple Church, and the Jewish Federation of Kansas City have formed an alliance to repaier the terra cotta domes over the entrance to the Temple.
Finding the History Within: The Graham Rogers Home
Photo and drawing with short descriptive article about the Graham Rogers home, located at 6741 Mackey Road in Overland Park, Kansas. Rogers, a member of the Shawnee Indian tribe who trained as a carpenter...
Gothic Church Stands Vacant
Article describes Holy Name Catholic Church which currently stands vacant after being used by the Church of God in Christ as "Barker Temple" from 1975 to 1980. Built by the Dominican Fathers in 1911, the...
In the Name of the Law: A History of Law Enforcement in Johnson County
In-depth article about the police and law enforcement in Johnson County, Kansas, as well as the Johnson County Park Police. Includes heritage photographs.
Johnson County Erected First Local Memorial to Fallen Vietnam Veterans
Short paragraph about the memorial at Antioch Park in Johnson County, Kansas, first erected in 1974 to honor those who died or were missing in action in Vietnam. Includes the list of soldiers' names engraved...
Lackman Thompson Farm
Article with photograph of the Lackman Thompson home, located at 11180 Lackman Road. This home was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas paces in 1992. In 1901 William Lackman started an interurban...
Miss America 1966
Photo of Debbie Bryant of Overland Park, Kansas, who was crowned Miss America in 1966. Also mentions the 1967 Mrs. America of 1967, Mrs. Marlene Cochran of Shawnee.
Saving the President Hotel
Winter - Spring 2006
Article chronicles the process of saving the President Hotel from destruction, starting in the early 1990s when the Historic Kansas City Foundation placed the hotel on its "Endangered Building List" and...
The Place Where All Men Strive To Be: Harry S. Truman on the Eve of the 1934 Senate Campaign
Fall 2004; Winter 2004/2005
Two-part series detailing Harry S. Truman's early political career including his two terms as Presiding Judge of Jackson County, Missouri. In the early 1930s Truman "began to write long memorandums to...
Weston United Methodist Renovating Historic Church
Weston Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was dedicated in 1868. Friends of Sacred Structurees Technical Assistance Team is assisting the Church in the first major renovation of its historic structure....
Westport Presbyterian Church to Celebrate a Century of Service
Article describes history and current activities of one of the oldest congregations in Westport. The congregation started as Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1835. Although the Church's membership currently...
Westport to Lose Oldest Church Building
St. Luke's AME Church, at the corner of 43rd and Roanoke, will be demolished because of the widening of 43rd Street and the "general deterioration of the building". Organized soon after the Civil War to...
Women Lawyers In and Around Kansas City
Article profiles four Kansas City area women lawyers: Mary Tiera Farrow, Leona H. Pouncey Thurman, Mary Elizabeth Lease and Lyda Conley. Photograph of Tiera Farrow only.
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