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Businesses -- Early
Real Estate Companies
American Illustrating ...
T R Tinsley
George H Forsee
Nettie Thompson Grove
Colonel John Conover, 1835-1914
One paragraph about the origin of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company, founded in 1875 in Leavenworth, Kansas, and moved in 1884 to Kansas City.
Columbian Stock Powders Develop Finer Livestock
Photos and description of the Columbian Hog & Cattle Powder Company, founded in 1888 by veterinarian Dr. W. C. McDermand of Canada, moving to 1457-1463 Genesee Street in 1907.
Corle Cracker Company
Entry describing the Corle Cracker & Confectionery Company factory at 2nd and Main Streets.
D. M. Osborne and Company
Harvesting machinery; transfer house, St. Louis Avenue and State Line, with an illustration of a sample harvesting machine.
David Thomson Obituary
Obituary for David Thomson (1849-1933), a photographer establishing his own business in Kansas City in 1873.
Diary of a Kansas City Merchant, 1874-1880
Continuation of Thomas Bullene's journals written in 1874 "through 1880, recording significant events in Kansas City, important happenings in his personal life, and the growth of his big Bullen, Moore...
Dickey Clay Products Contribute to the Health, Happiness and Safety of the Community
History of the W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company, responsible for hundreds of miles of "vitrified glazed clay sewer pipe" underlying Kansas City, founded in 1885.
Photos of the store self-proclaimed as the "representative department store of the West," later to be bought by the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company.
Domestic Sewing Machine Company
Sewing machine company at 12th and Main Streets.
E. D. Hornbrook Plumbing and Heating
Steam heating and sanitary plumbing; office and salesroom, 14, 16, 18 and 20 East Ninth Street.
E. E. Menges & Co.
Guns, sporting goods, etc., no. 123 West Fifth Street.
E. L. Martin and Company
Importers and wholesale liquor dealers, nos. 302 and 304 West Sixth Street, with illustration of the building.
Folder contains a compiled list of automobile businesses in early Kansas City.
Early Business in the West Bottoms
Dealers in wrought iron pipe, rubber and leather beltings, pumps, steam fittings and engine trimmings at 1328-1330 West 11th Street, in the West Bottoms.
Early Kansas City Business Firms
File contains information on early businesses in Kansas City.
Early Newspaper Business
Description of the newspaper business and its new building constructed in 1885 at "the Junction formed by Main, Delaware and Ninth street, in the very heart of the city," one of the "nearly 3,000 buildings"...
Economies of 1867 Kansas City and Westport
Descriptions of Kansas City and Westport in 1867, concentrating on their economies, listing numbers and types of businesses (including the Westport Border-Star newspaper), climate and natural resources,...
Edward H. Roberts Portrait Company
The Edward H. Roberts Portrait Company was in business approximately from 1911 to 1958. Mr. Roberts was president of the company until around 1955. The business was located at 1000 Holmes Street.
Emery, Bird, Thayer Building
The Emery, Bird, Thayer firm closed for business in August 1968 (Kansas City Times, August 8, 1968). The Emery, Bird, Thayer building on 11th Street, Grand to Walnut, was built in 1890 (Kansas City Times,...
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
History describing the development of the manufacturing industry in Kansas City to 1901.
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