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$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.
3605 Gillham to Undergo Complete Restoration
Article contains news of the sale for restoration of the 3605 Gillham Road house previously designated for a parking lot site.
A Bite of History
Description of the businesses in the preserved buildings of the Garment or Wholesale District along 8th and Broadway Boulevards, mainly restaurants in the 1990s.
A Change of Space
Article describes the conversion of warehouses, lofts, and historic buildings in downtown Kansas City into condominiums and apartments.
A Groundbreaking for Walt: KC Group Rebuilding Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Studio
Photo and article about the groundbreaking of the restoration project by "the nonprofit Thank You, Walt Disney" group "at 31st and Forest [Avenues] at the building that nearly 80 years ago held the offices...
A New Sound for Downtown
Article about the restoration of three local live-entertainment theaters, the Music Hall (in Municipal Auditorium), Folly Theater (Downtown), and Midland Theater (at the Crown Center shopping mall), partly...
A Snapshot of Historic Preservation, Jackson County 2001
Photos and article about the history of Jackson County historic preservation, "specifically the preservation of historic buildings, sites and structures," and especially growing since the 1960s. Definitions...
Activist Asks for Comment From the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Discusses efforts by activist Chastain to seek opportunities for more public input regarding the redevelopment of Union Station.
Agency Chief's 'Resignation' Stirs Debate
June 29, 1986
News article about Vernon Thompson, a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives and former executive director of the Citizens Housing Information Council, an agency that weatherproofs and re-models...
File contains a biographical article about Aggie Stackhaus, a 44-year-old city councilwoman and former president of the Armour Boulevard Community Development Corporation. Born in Kansas City, Kansas in...
Annual Dinner at University Club a Gala!
Description of the restoration of an 1860 home in Arrow Rock, Missouri, restored by the family of Day and Whitney Kerr of Kansas City.
Apartment Plan Could Hasten Area Rebirth
February 2, 2000
Article details the Twelfth Street Heritage Community Development Corporation's plan to renovate the Parkview Apartments located on the Paseo at 9th to 14th Street.
Arrow Rock: A National Historic Landmark
Stories of restoration of homes and other buildings in historic Arrow Rock, Missouri, including the George Caleb Bingham residence and the old Arrow Rock Tavern.
Art Deco Building Revived
August 5, 2005
Discussion of the renovation of the Former Fideltiy National Bank and Trust Building at 909 Walnut into luxury apartments and two multi-level penthouse condos. The first five floors of the 35-story building...
Artists and Their Space
Photos and biographical description of Tony Naponic, "an artist and part-time waiter" and his rented 100-year-old Victorian house in the process of renovation.
Because of Grants, Volunteers: Jail & Museum Get New Exterior
Illlustrated article about the renovation of the exterior of the 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum in Independence.
Blast from the Past: Kansas City, Missouri's Northeast Neighborhood Is Still a Splendid Step Back in Time
Photos and article about the "[b]eautiful, historic homes" of the Northeast residential district including the following houses: (1) the 1891 John Pierceson home (renovated by owner Ann Carter) on Benton...
Short notice of the plans "to restore and preserve Roanoke Court, a group of seven historically significant apartment buildings" at 3659-3689 Summit Road.
Bringing Downtown Back: Fire Station No. 2
Central Exchange club building originally the Fire Department Headquarters Building at 1020 Central Street.
Bringing Downtown Back: The Design Exchange
Article about the preservation of the Eisen Building, a more recent name for the Faxon, Horton and Gallagher Company building at 8th and Broadway Boulevards, erected in 1906.
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