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Country Club Plaza
Brush Creek Corridor
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1977 Flood In the Country Club Plaza
Brush Creek at Main Street after September 12, 1977 flood, looking southwest.
20 Years Later, We Dread the Next Flood
June 9, 2013
Article focuses upon remembrance of the flood that impacted the Kansas City area during the summer of 1993. Business and property owners in the affected areas are interviewed and discuss both their recollections...
2010 Brought Opportunities - And Challenges - To the Ivanhoe Neighborhood
Article discusses the events that occured in 2010 for the Ivanhoe Neighborhood, which stretches from 31st Street to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and from Prospect to the Paseo. The neighborhood became...
47th and Paseo
47th and Paseo, looking east. Shows Brush Creek, portion of Paseo High School, former grounds of Electric Park.
A 1940s Pastime
Photo of the Plaza Bowl on Nichols Road as it looked in the 1940s. It was closed following the 1977 Brush Creek flood.
A City Planned to Meet Modern Needs: New City in Making
Sections of the magazine on Kansas City's airport, auditorium, city hall, hospitals, trafficways, parks and boulevards, water, Brush Creek, and Blue River.
A New Map Showing the Scene of the Battle of Westport, Fought Oct. 23, 1864
Covering territory from Brush Creek on the north to Indian Creek on the south and lying between Big Blue River on the east and State Line Road on the west, covering approximately 68 square miles. ..
A Rugged Ozarks Resident at 83 Tells Tales of a Pioneer Neighbor's Prowess
Biographical article about Jacob Coonce (1806-1878), a hunter and soldier from Saint Clair County, Missouri, building that region's first cabin in 1831 and moving around 1832 to Jackson County near Brush...
A Tale of Two Projects: New Planning Processes Change Community Attitudes
Introduction to two separate articles showing how two projects in 1998 were stopped as a result of strong community opposition, and the later results when the community became involved in the planning...
A Treasure Leaves Town: Gertrude Keith a Force in Earliest Corridor Developments
Short review of Gertrude Keith's contributions to the city. Mayor Kay Barnes proclaimed April 27, 2003, as Gertrude Keith Day, and in May 2003, the Parks and Recreation Commission named the library/resource...
Abandoned Bancroft School to Undergo $14 Million Conversion in Corridor Neighborhood
Article reports on a plan to convert the old Bancroft School building at 43rd and Tracy into a housing facility surrounded by 6,000 square of feet of community space. The project is led by the Bancroft...
Affordable Housing Replaces Dangerous Blight in Blue Hills
Partners in the Woodland Redevelopment Project broke ground June 2003 for the construction of affordable housing on the former site of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged in the Blue Hills...
Alameda Plaza Hotel
View looking south on Wornall Road across Brush Creek at the Alameda Plaza Hotel.
Along Brush Creek
View of Brush Creek, along Ward Parkway looking south. Apartment buildings in view. Located in the Country Club Plaza.
American Institute of Architects Guide to Kansas City Architecture & Public Art
Book filled with photos, maps, and descriptions of numerous structures of architectural significance in Kansas City including buildings, residences, and public art works and including newer buildings up...
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
Photos and article about the apartments on the Country Club Plaza and Armour Boulevard managed by the Assured Rental Company, Incorporated (led by George Goldman and Herman Shapiro), in the city's "South...
Baron of Brush Creek
Article describes the residential neighborhoods that William Rockhill Nelson created for newspaper employees just before the turn of the twentieth century. "The Hoosier newspaperman and homebuilder believed...
Behind the Scenes with James E. Burke: Burke, Pendergast and J.C. Nichols
Excerpt from a 1976 speech given by local real estate developer and former Pendergast associate James Burke, about ties between J. C. Nichols and Tom Pendergast related to the paving of Brush Creek on...
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