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1904 Saint Louis World's Fair
File containing a magazine or book excerpt with several large photos and captions from scenes at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, including the Administration Building, Machinery Hall, the California...
1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...
1974 [through 1990] Medical Directory of Greater Kansas City
//1974-1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984-1987, 1989, 1990
Medical directories for physicians by area and specialty, hospitals and nursing homes, health organizations, and related facilities.
1980 [and 1982] Annual Report: Department of Public Works, Kansas City, Missouri
Review of the major city engineering events, including the rebuilding of the Kemper Arena roof and the construction of the replacement Main Street Viaduct and Kasnas City Skill Center.
1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities.
June 20, 2005
Kansas City ranks number five amongst the ten most sprawl-threatened cities, according to a report from the Sierra Club. It has more freeway lane miles per car than any other city in the country.
19: The Identity Crisis of Channel 19
Article about the television station, Channel 19, with a "split personality," being both a daytime educational station and an evening and weekend public television station.
3410 Troost Avenue and 504 Walrond Avenue
Photos of the residences of Benjamin Burd, at 3410 Troost Avenue, and of Walter Dickey, at 504 Walrond Avenue.
39th and Broadway
Four large photos of the intersections of 39th and Broadway and 38th and Broadway, looking to different directions, in 1930.
4109 Independence Avenue
Photo of the house at 4109 Independence Avenue.
63rd Street Trafficway
Description with photos and history of 63rd Street Trafficway, part of the park and boulevard system, from Swope Parkway to Elmwood Avenue, 0.64 miles long, acquired in 1913.
65 Years of Service and Experience
Description of the investment banking company founded in 1885, at 916 Baltimore Avenue.
73 Years of Progress--1877-1950
Photo and text about Thornton and Minor Hospital, "one of K.C.'s oldest institutions, in new hospital home," depicting both original building at 10th and Wyandotte Streets and 1950 buildings at Linwood...
A. A. Nicol Heating and Plumbing Company
Entry describing in brief the operations of the business at 7 East 13th Street.
A. B. Spruill
Biographical sketch of Dr. A. B. Spruill, "one of the leading physicians of Jackson county." Born in Alabama in 1824 and moving to New Santa Fe, Missouri in 1868 (in southwestern Jackson County) as a farmer...
A Birthday Book of Kansas City, 1821-1921
Booklet on the 100-year history of Kansas City from 1821 to 1921, starting with its first permanent settler, Francois Chouteau, and its rise from Westport Landing (page 7) through its 1832 visit by early...
A Book Every Citizen Should See
Printed letter to introduce the 1933 book "Results of County Planning, Jackson County, Missouri," to the public published by Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman. Truman writes of the advantages enjoyed by...
A Book Lover's Guide to Kansas City
Independent bookstores finding niches to compete with the chains.
A Boone County Album, 1820-1971
Photos (of the musician, his sheet music, and possessions, etc.) and bio of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), "a blind Negro pianist" and "the most widely known citizen of Boone County, and...
A Brief History of the First Congregational Church: Kansas City, Missouri, 1866-1909
Illustration of the first church building at 10th and Grand Avenues and photo of the second at 11th and McGee Streets, both now demolished.
A Brief History of the First Congregational Church: Kansas City, Mo., 1866-1909
Photo and caption about Mathias Marty, a "Trustee practically all the time, and President of the Board of Trustees most of the time [f]rom 1866 to 1883" of the First Congregational Church of Kansas City....
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