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Crossroads Arts Distri...
18th and Vine District
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Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of E. M. Walton, "the inventor of the Walton stone machine" and engaged "in the manufacture of concrete stone under the name of the Walton Granolithic Stone Company." Born in Pennsylvania...
KCK Flour Mill Was One of the Largest of Its Time
September 1, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the old Southwestern Milling Company plant near present-day 18th Street and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The mill was built in 1913 along the banks of the...
Photos and biographical article about Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first Black woman to practice law in Kansas City," starting as a legal secretary in the Pouncey Building (later owned...
Law Offices Opened by William K. Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr.
September 13, 1957
Vertical file contains photos and a biographical article about William Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr., new lawyers opening new law offices in Kansas City. Hayden graduated from Howard University School...
Lawyer Hopes 'Firsts' Aren't 'Lasts' for Blacks
February 15, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first black woman to be admitted to the bar in Jackson County and to practice the profession in...
Crowd surrounding Liberty Bell near 18th Street during its cross-country tour to San Francisco, California.
Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers
Chapter of the book about the black Kansas City jazz musicians Little Jimmy Rushing, Big Joe Turner and Pha Terrell," all singers. Description of James Andrew Rushing (1905-1972), as a native of Oklahoma...
Looking north along Main near 18th Street. Shows streetcar in distance.
Measure Seeks National Designation For Museum
October 25, 2005
U.S. Senator Jim Talent has filed the legislation to make the local Negro Leagues Baseball Museum attain national recognition. The museum at 1616 E. 18th Street was founded in 1990. The designation would...
Meet the Nerdbots
January 11, 2009
Article profiles Nick and Angela Snyder, a husband and wife team who create robot sculptures from vintage canisters and outdated electronics. What began as a hobby is now a part-time business. With assistance...
March 22, 1905
Biographical sketch of Michael Ryan, a real estate developer, builder, and farmer of Kansas City. Born in Ireland in 1826 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1857, with land at 15th and Locust Streets and...
Minister, Perro, William H.
Portrait of William H. Pero [Perro], African American pastor of the Church of Christ at 1903 E. 18th Street or Michigan and 18th Streets.
Nelson Caesar Crews and Chester Arthur Franklin
Book excerpt about Nelson Caesar Crews, or Nelson Crews (ca. 1875-1923), an early African American newspaper owner and editor of the Kansas City Sun, and Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founder and publisher...
New Street's Hotel Attracts Keen Interest
December 9, 1949
Biographical article with photos and captions about the new hotel complex known as "Street Enterprises at 1510 E. 18th St," at Paseo Boulevard. The owner was Rueben Street, "ex-railroad chef" and Kansas...
May 28, 1922
Looking north on Oak from 18th Street.
Opera Getting Support Center
June 8, 2011
The Lyric Opera's new administrative and production complex is in the Crossroads Arts District in a former boat manufacturing building at 712 E. 18th Street. The first phase of the renovation of the 30,000-square-foot...
File contains several items pertaining to Kansas City African American organizations. These include a typed informational sheet (undated) on services provided by the George Washington Carver Neighborhood...
Looking north along the Paseo from 18th.
Paseo YMCA Building
October 12, 2005
Captioned picture of the Paseo YMCA building near 18th Street. The EPA gave the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum a grant of $165,047 to clean up the old buildng. The Museum wants to make the building an educational...
Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City
Description of the company at 909 East 18th Street.
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