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Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine
May 6, 2008
"The city plans to erect a flashing neon or LED sign nearly two stories tall on the top of the building near the corner of 18th Street and the Paseo." The sign with its lights should be visible for a mile...
Celebrating the History of 18th and Vine
September 7-13, 2007
Series of three articles about the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District: 1) "Nightlife in District Meant a Good Time at Region's Best Clubs;" 2) "Mutual Musicians Still Making Noise;" and 3) "Charlie Parker's...
Charlie Parker Sculpture
View looking toward the northwest with the Charlie Parker Memorial sculpture in view as well as the Kansas City downtown skyline. Parker memorial is located at 17th Terrace and the Paseo in the historic...
Church Marks 100 Years
March 19, 2007
Article reporting the centennial celebration of Centennial United Methodist Church, located at 1834 Woodland Avenue.
City's Law Department Shoots Down Gates' Economic Plan
October 23, 2009
Ollie Gates and others have proposed a "duty free tax zone" bounded by 9th Street on the north, 29th Street on the south, Troost Avenue on the west and Prospect Avenue on the east. Gates believes it would...
Club Profile: Birdland
Review of the Birdland nightclub, located at 1600 E. 19th in 1995. In the 1950's and 60's, the club at this location was known as "The Mardi Gras."
Club Profile: The Peach Tree Restaurant
Review of the Peachtree Restaurant, located at 1512 E. 18th Street in the historic 18th and Vine area. The restaurant, which is located on the same block where the Streets Hotel once stood, "harks back...
Communication and Support: The Keys to 18th and Vine
Article detailing the progress of the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine area as of Fall, 1995.
June 28, 1905
Chapter of biography discussing the aftermath of Charlie Parker's death, as well as the growth of his posthumous fame. The author describes numerous published interpretations of Parker's life and music,...
Contributors to Missouri Culture: William "Count" Basie
Photo and biographical article about Count Basie (1904-1984), a famous black pianist and composer arriving in Kansas City in 1924, involved in the "Kansas City jazz" movement in the 18th and Vine district,...
Dick's Down Home Cook Shop
Full frontal view of Dick's Down Home Cook Shop, located at 1521 E. 18th Street (18th and Vine).
Down Home--On the Vine
Article about the Peachtree Restaurant, a "soul food" restaurant located in the historic 18th and Vine district.
Efforts Underway to Protect Wheatley-Provident Hospital
Article concerns efforts by a number of agencies to attain landmark status for Wheatley-Provident Hospital. It also provides a brief history of the hospital established by Dr. J. Edward Perry in 1910.
Envision a Laser as a Light of Unity
July 26, 2008
A group called East Meets West of Troost are promoting the idea of having a green lazer beam shoot down 18th Street and connect the 18th and Vine area with the Crossroads Art District. City Councilman...
Federal Loan Agency to Hold Gala Opening
June 25, 1954
News article about the opening of the "Twin City Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1825 1-2 Vine St., the first institution of its kind to be organized by Negroes in the Midwest." H. W. Sewing was the...
File containing information pertaining to the Gem Theater.
Grand Opening for Black Archives
June 12, 2012
The Black Archives of Mid-America reopened on June 16, 2012 at it's new location at 1722 E. 17th Terrace, in the 18th and Vine District. "The archives shut down in 2006, effectively sealing its collections...
Great K. C. Jazz to Be Revived
Information about projects to revitalize business in the formerly successful business and social district.
Ground Breaking: Development Slated for Vine Street District
Illustrated map and article about the plans "for a 96-acre development project known as the Vine Street District," bounded "roughly by 19th and 25th Streets, The Paseo and Brooklyn Avenue" with "breathtaking...
Ground Breaking: The Vine Keeps Growing
Illustration and article about "the multifamily development that will be part of the new Vine Street District, KC's single largest redevelopment project." Project made possible by the "collaboration between...
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