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12th Street, West from McGee
Postcard of 12th Street, West from McGee
National Register nomination for building at 306 East 12th Street designed by Louis Curtiss and called the Argyle Building.
Full frontal and side view; located on northeast corner of 12th and McGee. Shows Katz Drug Store as tenant.
Full frontal and side view of the Argyle Building; located on the northeast corner of 12th and McGee. Shows Katz Drug Store as first floor tenant.
Full frontal and side view of the Argyle Building; located on the northeast corner of 12th and McGee. Shows Katz Drug Store as first floor tenant and the sign on top of the building says Empress Burlesque....
Biography of Isaac Katz (1879-1956), Owner of Katz Drug Stores
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Dr. James Paris Henderson, or James Henderson, a surgeon with offices in the Argyle Building, born in Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1878 and serving as a military officer and surgeon...
D. M. Nigro
Photos and information on Dr. D. M. Nigro, president of Unico National organization (for orphans) and the Rockne Club of America (for handicapped children) with offices in the Argyle Building at 1222 McGee...
Deaths: Dr. Thomas L. Draney
Obituary for Dr. Thomas Draney (~1889-1955), a pediatrician dying at the age of 64, with offices in the Argyle Building and residence at 6415 Main Street, a Kansas City resident since 1918 and native of...
Garage Plans Show Swords' Designs on Argyle Building
June 1-7, 2012
Article on how approved plans for a parking garage at 1121 McGee Street will likely lead to the Argyle building being converted into apartments.
Group Lists Downtown Landmarks
October 26, 2004
The Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects compiled a list of 25 buildings in the central business district that they believe are significant downtown landmarks ''worthy of attention...
Henry D. Green Scrapbook Finding Aid
This collection is composed of 69 black and white photographs of varying sizes and nine sketches and features business buildings compiled in scrapbook form by Henry D. Green in 1926-1928. Most of the pictures...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Dr. John Jackson (1834-1890), a surgeon and native of Maryland who moved to Missouri in 1859 and served in the Civil War before "buil[ding] up the first railway hospital system ever...
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of Dr. D. M. Nigro, "the only physician and surgeon who is a member of the Builders Association of Kansas City" with "offices in the Argyle building." Born in Italy in 1893 and emigrating...
No Stranger to a Bow
Photos and biographical article about Willy Hofmann, "a violin maker and repairman" born in Germany and emigrating to Kansas City by the 1920s with shop in the Shukert Building and later in the Argyle...
Old Building Gets New Plan
May 31, 2008
A St. Louis firm, Conrad Properties Corp., is seeking a property tax abatement to renovate the Argyle Building located at 306 E. 12th Street. Conrad Properties plans to turn the building into a 175-room...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1939-1958, Page p023
A portion of Kansas City from E. 10th Street south to E. 12th Street and from McGee east to Locust, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining area.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p115
Northern part of early Kansas City in the Financial District from E. 10th Street south to E. 12th Street and from Main Street east to McGee Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1909-1937, Page p228
A portion of Kansas City from E. 11th Street south to E. 13th Street and from McGee Street east to Oak Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with...
Sites Might Find Life as Living Space
July 14, 2005
McGowan and Walsh Historic Renovators, a St. Louis firm, are partnering with Michael Rainen to renovate two landmark warehouses in the Frieght House District into lofts: the nine-story H.D. Lee Building...
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