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1. A Bit of the Real Cowtown A Bit of the Real Cowtown April 30, 2014 Article spotlights a large of collection of documents, blueprints, and other materials pertaining to the old Kansas City Stockyards that is currently being processed by the Missouri Valley Special Collections...

2. A Library Hall A Library Hall 2004-2005 Written by Phil Kirk, this poem refers to the Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library located at 10th and Baltimore. The first floor of the building is called Kirk Hall and is named after Phil...

3. A Stellar Education Ahead...Allons-y! A Stellar Education Ahead...Allons-y! November 19, 2014 Profile of the French-immersion school Academie Lafayette, described as an "urban success story" due to the high standardized test scores of its students. The school was established in 1999 as a public...

4. An Age of Renovation An Age of Renovation February 25, 2015 Article describes efforts of the John Knox Village retirement community to update its facilities in order to adapt to the changing needs of active senior citizens. Established by a Presbyterian minister,...

5. Area Design Firm Gaining National Recognition Area Design Firm Gaining National Recognition May 26, 2010 Article discusses Dimensioinal Innovations of Overland Park, Kansas. The company has done "a wide variety of high-profile design tasks in the business, sports and government worlds" including the parking...

6. Biography of Thomas Wight (1874-1949) and William D. Wight (1882-1947), Architects Biography of Thomas Wight (1874-1949) and William D. Wight (1882-1947), Architects 2008

7. Blasts Spell the End of Span Blasts Spell the End of Span January 17, 2015 Article describes the beginning of demolition of the Fairfax bridge that carries southbound traffic on U.S. 69 across the Missouri River. It is written that two explosions on Friday, January 16, 2015,...

8. Blaze Devastates Mission Bowl Blaze Devastates Mission Bowl April 4, 2015 Article provides details related to a fire that damaged the Mission Bowl bowling alley located at 5399 Martway Street in Mission, Kansas. The author states that the fire started on the morning of Friday,...

9. Bloch Gift to go for Nelson Upgrade Bloch Gift to go for Nelson Upgrade April 8, 2015 Article announces a renovation project planned for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, financed by the Bloch Family Foundation. This new space will display 29 works of art from the personal collection of...

10. Central Library wins Preservation Award Central Library wins Preservation Award November 1, 2004 Kansas City Public Library's Central Library was "among 22 recipients in the country to receive National Trust's National Preservation Honor Award" in 2004. The Library's renovation of the former First...

11. Church is Reborn with New Mission Church is Reborn with New Mission March 21, 2015 Article documents the project to rehabilitate the Linwood Presbyterian Church building located at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 71 Highway in the Ivanhoe neighborhood. David Warm, executive...

12. County Election Engraving County Election Engraving 1854 Framed (33.5 in. x 41 in.) engraving of George Caleb Bingham's "County Election." Engraver was John Sartain (1808-1897). Engraving has been archivally restored and is on display periodically in the Central...

13. Critical Evaluations: Seven Projects, Seven Perspectives Critical Evaluations: Seven Projects, Seven Perspectives 2005 Kansas City architects, artists and others analyze seven recent building projects: Sixteenth on Summit condominiums, Sprint World Headquarters, Brush Creek Corridor, Liberty Memorial restoration, Kansas...

14. Director of KC Library Announces Retirement Director of KC Library Announces Retirement September/19/2002 Dan Bradbury, director of the Kansas City Public Library since 1983, announces his retirement. His last day of work is planned for January 15, 2003. During his tenure as director new branch buildings were...

15. Doing the Right Thing, Even in the Face of Danger Doing the Right Thing, Even in the Face of Danger January 26, 2014 Interview with civil rights activist and 2013 Kansas City Public Library scholar in residence, Alvin Sykes. Sykes discusses his background and his experiences during the 1968 riots following the assassination...

16. First National Bank Interior First National Bank Interior March 2, 1936 Flowers decorating the lobby of the First National Bank, 14 W. 10th Street, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of that organization.

17. Global Grub Global Grub May 24-30, 2007 Brief article about the emergence of ethnic restaurants in Kansas City beginning in the early-1900s. Also mentioned is the "Eclectic Eats" program series held at the Central Library of the Kansas City...

18. He Was a Tireless Arts Advocate in KC He Was a Tireless Arts Advocate in KC March 28, 2015 Obituary for arts advocate and LGBT community leader Steve Metzler. It is indicated that Metzler passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the age of 66 after suffering from a stroke. Details concerning...

19. His Job? Preserving the Folly One Party at a Time His Job? Preserving the Folly One Party at a Time March 22, 2015 Brief interview with Brian Williams, development director for the Folly Theater. Williams discusses his role as lead fundraiser for the historic theater in downtown Kansas City. The history and legacy...

20. Hunt Jr. Gets into Hockey Hunt Jr. Gets into Hockey February 6, 2015 Article announces that Lamar Hunt Jr., son of Lamar Hunt, is the new owner of the Missouri Mavericks East Coast Hockey League team. Hunt Jr. is interviewed and discusses how his interest in the team grew,...