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Automobile Service Sta...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Gully Town: KC 150 Kansas City Sesquicentennial, a Celebration of the Heart
Describes the creation of the buildings and streets of Kansas City along the bluffs near the Missouri River.
Richard Hardesty's Civil War Story: General Order No. 12
Article describing the effects of Order Number 12 on owners of homes, warehouses, and business buildings in the Kansas City area, including "William Gillis, Chick, McGee, Benoist Troost, John C. McCoy...
When Giant Crowns Hung High in KC
A history of the giant crowns that used to decorate nine intersections of downtown Kansas City during the Christmas shopping seasons from 1957 through 1976. Commissioned by the Downtown Merchants Association...
Since the National Register of Historic Places was implemented in 1966, Missouri "has been at the forefront of all states in preserving structures that qualify to be listed" and "was among the first to...
High Life: Downtown Goes Uptown
Article describes the movement back downtown as older buildings are converted to lofts.
The Way We Were
Article describes rehabilitation efforts underway in 2002 at the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site in Johnson County, Kansas. The project, which includes reinterpretation of exhibits as well as...
Octave Chanute Advocacy Alert!
Article decrying potenial loss of the individual Octave Chanute Building for the sake of the Wholesale District.
From Beer Barrels to Law Books--A Century Old Building Is Saved
Photos and history of the building at 215 East 20th Street.
The Kansas City Spirit: Old Convention Hall, Leveled by Fire, Rebuilt in 90 Days for Demo Convention
Story of the fire of the newly built old Convention Hall, its burning, and the rebuilding of the new one.
Historic Kansas City Foundation's Endangered Buildings Saved
Article profiles seven buildings that were previously on the Historic Kansas City Foundation's endangered buildings list, but have been restored and renovated in recent years. 1) New York Life Building...
Efforts Underway to Protect Wheatley-Provident Hospital
Article concerns efforts by a number of agencies to attain landmark status for Wheatley-Provident Hospital. It also provides a brief history of the hospital established by Dr. J. Edward Perry in 1910.
Celebrating Preservation: 2007 HKCF Preservation Awards
Article on 2007 Preservation Awards includes information about the renovation of the following properties: Park Lane Apartments, Aladdin Hotel, Christian Church Hospital(Residences at West Paseo), Blossom...
911: An Emergency on Walnut
Article about the twin-towered Post Office Federal Building, winner of 1931 American Institute of Architecture award. Story of its near abandonment after a report by OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration)....
The Federal Courthouse Building: A Threat?
Contemplation about replacement of the United States Courthouse building at 811 Grand Avenue because of inadequacy for future needs.
A Snapshot of Historic Preservation, Jackson County 2001
Photos and article about the history of Jackson County historic preservation, "specifically the preservation of historic buildings, sites and structures," and especially growing since the 1960s. Definitions...
Garment District Building Converted to Mixed Residential Commercial Use
Rehabilitation of the "Carnival Building" at 800 Broadway Boulevard, now for mixed use.
If Van Tuyl Get His Way, Here's What We'll Lose!
Plans by developer Cecil Van Tuyl to replace 1920s Plaza architecture with new office buildings, parking, and apartments.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Story of the charitable organization and the building formerly serving as its headquarters at about 53rd and Highland Avenues.
Message from the Executive Director
Examples of success stories and those on the "Preservation Watch."
Preservation Potential in Kansas City
Comparison of Kansas Citians' sense of preservation for own old building versus that toward other Midwestern cities, with many examples of specific buildings in Midtown, Downtown, and Westport.
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