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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...
A Library Hall
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Biography of Thomas Wight (1874-1949) and William D. Wight (1882-1947), Architects
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,...
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,...
Blaze Ravages Restaurant
February 18, 2015
A fire has destroyed the iconic Gates barbecue restaurant at 10440 E. U.S. 40 Highway in Independence, Mo. Firefighters have yet to determine the source of the blaze. Opened in 1979, the restaurant was...
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...
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...
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...
County Election Engraving
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...
Critical Evaluations: Seven Projects, Seven Perspectives
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...
Director of KC Library Announces Retirement
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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