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Urban Design Awards
Municipal Art Commissi...
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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
October 18, 2003
Architectural firm CDFM2 recently received a 2003 Business in the Arts Award from the Business Committee for the Arts Inc. and Forbes Magazine. They received the "Innovation Award" for their role in developing...
'Never once' did Rodriguez expect reward
September 18 - October 1, 2003
Paul Rodriguez is the 2003 recipient of Commerce Bank's Community Service Award. Rodriguez built his company, Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors, from a small start-up business to one of Greater Kansas City's...
'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City
March 9, 2013
Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...
'X-Raying The Heartache'
July 4, 2010
Profile of author Christie Hodgen whose second novel, Elegies for the Broken-Hearted, has just been published. The 36-year old assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is...
10 Questions with Will Matthews
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Will Matthews, a black jazz guitarist and native of Kansas City winning two Grammy Awards as "a member of the world renowned Count Basie Orchestra" of Kansas...
1220 Washington Building
View facing northwest of the 1220 Washington Building. The American Hereford Association bull is visible just to the right of center, above horizon.
1918 Report Gives Hope To Hero's Supporters
April 24, 2011
Henry Johnson served in an all-black infantry regiment in France during 1918. Johnson's family tried to have him posthumously receive the nation's highest award for valor in 2003 but he was given the Distinguished...
2001 Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards
Photos and article about the winners of the 2001 Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the Valencia Place dome, the Rockhurst...
2002 Home of the Year Awards
Photographs and article about the "Homes of the Year 2002". The awards recognize excellence in the homebuilding and remodeling industry.
2004 Future of Business Awards Kansas City
October 1, 2004
This represents Ingram's first annual Future of Business Awards. Those businesses listed as award winners include: Ameristar Casinos, Inc., CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Datacore, Interconnect Devices,...
2006 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards Announced
April 1, 2006
Winners of the 2006 Charlotte Street Foundation awards are: Anthony Baab, Deanna Dikeman, Justin Gainan, Aaron Wrinkle.
2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards
Article lists 2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Award winners with brief biographies and color reproductions of their work. Artists are: Cody Critcheloe, Jessica Kincaid, Emily Sall, and James Trotter.
3 & 2 Baseball Activity
Unidentified men on unidentified field at a 3&2 Baseball awards ceremony.
39th and Main
View facing northwest of the intersection of 39th and Main. The buildings between 3822 and 3850 Main are pictured here; architect Dean Graves received an award for his work in their restoration.
3rd Annual Northeast News Community Betterment Awards.
May 15, 2002
Northeast News Community Betterment Awards recognize individuals who help to make the northeast area a better place to live. This is the 3rd year these awards have been given out. Charlie Passantino received...
49-63 Neighborhood Fountain
Neighborhood fountain located at 58th and Lydia. Will Nettleship received an award for his work designing this fountain.
54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top
May 22, 2008
David Cook, of Blue Springs, MO, won the American Idol competition on May 21, 2008. "Cook gathered nearly 56 percent of the 97.5 million votes cast." 25-year-old Cook defeated David Archuleta for the title...
8880 Ward Parkway Building
View of the 8880 Ward Parkway Building. The architecture firm HNTB received an award for design of this building, which successfully resolves issues related to small site.
A Big Honor for BNIM
December 17, 2010
The American Institute of Architects named the Kansas City architectural firm of BNIM as firm of the year for 2011, “the group’s highest honor given to a company.” “Recognized for its distinguished...
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