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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
October 27-November 2, 2005
Article reporting the loss of one of Kansas City's "most renowned eccentrics," Vince Roark. Roark was a habitue of the Westport and Kansas City Art Institute areas, where he was known for his complex "hypergraph"...
Willis Wood Theater
Postcard of Willis Wood Theater
Biographical sketch of William Suiter, president of the Suiter Farm Company at 1016 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Benton County, Missouri in 1892 and starting out as a banker in Osceola, Missouri before coming...
Biographical sketch of William Snower, proprietor of the Kansas City White Goods Manufacturing Company at 1819 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Austria in 1889 and emigrating to Kansas City in the 1910s as an...
William Smart Dies
Obituary for William Randall Smart, or William Smart, "54, Missouri commissioner of securities" with residence at 4201 Baltimore Avenue. Native of Wakenda, Missouri becoming a lawyer in Kansas City in...
William Shelley Home
File containing a nomination form for the National Register for the William Francis Shelley, or William Shelley home at 3601 Baltimore Avenue, built in 1887-1889 as "one of the oldest original remaining...
March 22, 1905
Biographical sketch of William McCrum, "organizer and vice president of the Orthwein-McCrum Investment Company of Kansas City." Born in Kansas City in 1877 and becoming a stockbroker around 1900 until...
April 21, 1905
Biographical sketch of Willard Bross, vice-president of the Sinclair Coal Company, at 1012 Baltimore Avenue. He was born in 1875 in Nebraska, arriving in Kansas City in 1914 with the Midland Coal Company,...
Who's Who in Kansas City
Portraits and biographical sketch of Lawrence Lehman, "manager [of the] Orpheum theater," born in Los Angeles in 1886 and coming to Kansas City about 1898. Starting out as "assistant treasurer of the old...
When the Rubber Hits the ...(You Name it)
December 27, 2009
Profile of the Hanna Rubber Co., a manufacturer of hoses, seals, and a variety of other rubber products. The company was founded in 1925 and is currently located at 1511 Baltimore Avenue.
Westport Baptist Church
Church located at 3921 Baltimore Avenue, after merging with the Calvary Baptist Church at 9th and Harrison Streets. From the Souvenir Program and History of Calvary Baptist Church for the 100th Anniversary,...
Was it Bomb?
January 4, 2008
Article describes a probable bombing of the First National Bank of Kansas City (14 W. 10th Street). An explosion, which injured nine people, erupted in an employee lavatory near the vault of the bank.
This illustrated book describes the history of the park and boulevard system, from Baltimore Avenue to 77th Street, 5.89 miles long, acquired in 1911-1920.
March 20, 1905
Biographical sketch of Walter Dunshee, "manager of the Chandler Pump Company," who was born in Illinois in 1868 and came to Kansas City in 1891, appointed manager of his company in 1897 and residing at...
Photo and bio of Wallace Robinson, a Kansas City hotelier residing at 3800 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Canada in 1866 and coming "to Kansas City in 1887 as assistant manager of the Avery Planter Company"...
Street level view identified in the book as "View on Wall Street." Business name at the building's 809 address is ?, Birkhart & Co., Abstracters. A horse and buggy are parked by the building. Photograph...
June 14, 1905
Photo and bio of Vivian Davis Shepherd, or Vivian Shepherd (ca. 1905-1992), "a founder of the Rehabilitation Institute" for the disabled in 1947 at 2700 McGee Street Trafficway (moved in 1950 to 3600 Troost...
Unusual Printing Feat
Article and photo about the Smith-Grieves Typesetting Company at Baltimore Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets in Kansas City, describing its 24-hour-a-day operations and "record of speedy production" in...
Truman Road Has Importance for Traffic and Business
August 30, 1953
Photos and text about the changes in Truman Road since its renaming from 15th Street in 1949. "Used car market predominates along thoroughfare which extends eastward from Baltimore Avenue five and one-fourth...
Toll Gate to Westport: Marking of Historic Site a Bicentannial Project for Society
Article about the Jackson County Historical Society's project for the "old Turnpike Route," mentioning the following streets involved: Grand Avenue, Main Street, 27th Street, 25th Street, 15th Street,...
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