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Automobile Service Sta...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Power and Light Building
[Q]uickly became Kansas City's leading landmark. Photos and description of the 30-story building at 1330 Baltimore Avenue.
Priests of Pallas Den
April 7, 1905
[W]e pass around Lydia Avenue and down this to Seventh and mention the original Priests of Pallas Den on a vacant lot at this corner. This is the first one they used and in which they held their great...
The Merchants Exchange Building, Fifth and Delaware Streets, Kansas City, Missouri
A 14 page paper "Submitted to the Quay Corporation, August 16, 1974". Biographical sketch of architect Asa Beebe Cross included. Includes bibliographical references. Typescript (photocopy).
A Conceptual Analysis of the Stephen N. Dwight Building
A 30 page photocopied typewritten paper first written in 1970 and later revised in 1974. Includes copy of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Worksheet.
Block by Block: From Blueprint to Build-up
November 18, 2005
A 48-page supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal included in the November 18-24, 2005, v. 24, #11 issue. It features the redevelopment and building going on in the downtown Kansas City area including...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Small-Businessman Gets Honor Befitting Big Shot
September 3, 2005
A building at 2930 Cherry Street has been renamed in honor of Michael Tamasi, Jr. Tamasi and his partner, Eddie Price, built a business there producing and selling Mira Kleer, a silicone hydrocarbon cleaning...
SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid
A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.
Polsinelli Shughart Proposed New Headquarters
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles pertaining to the office building plan on the Plaza by the Polsinelli Shughart PC Law firm. Strong opposition to the plan has led to several proposals to...
Kansas City Business Journal--Building Kansas City 1985: A Chronicle of Construction and Development
A compilation of major real estate projects in metropolitan Kansas City, divided by sections of the city and type of land use (new and renovated office buildings, single- and multi-family housing, industrial...
A daytime view of the south side of the Liberty Memorial located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Liberty Memorial shaft and two museum buildings are in view. The memorial was built to honor those who fought...
Raging Fire Leaves KC Mosque in Ruins
March 1, 2011
A fire on February 28, 2011, destroyed a mosque located at 4608 St. John Avenue in the Northeast area of Kansas City. The mosque was housed in the former Gladstone Hall that was "built in 1914 and once...
Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid
A group of 108 color slides of images of Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Eldridge, an amateur photographer. The photos include buildings, fountains, hospitals, rooftop views of downtown...
Wounded Knee, Soldier Camp
A group of soldiers relaxing in camp. Several tents and buildings can be in see in the background.
Advertising Card Scrapbook
A hardbound scrapbook containing 82 pages of advertising and calling cards plus 5 unused pages. Cards are mainly for businesses outside Missouri, but some Kansas City businesses are represented on pages...
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...
William Jewell College
A history of William Jewell College, located in Liberty, Missouri. In 1843 Dr. William Jewell of Columbia, Missouri, made an offer of $10,000 in land for a Baptist-sponsored college. By 1849 a charter...
DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid
A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...
Prime Penthouse Takes the Long View of KC
April 14, 2007
A Leawood, Kansas, couple, Alan Antin and Terry Cracraft-Antin, plan to invest $3.5 million in a penthouse on the top floors of the old Fidelity National Bank & Trust building at 909 Walnut Street in downtown...
A look at Straub Construction and Ernest J. Straub III (Ernie). In 1920 Ernest J. Straub Sr. began "developing homes, churches and schools in the Mission Hills and Greater Kansas City areas." The company...
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