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Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Artists' Careers Get a Boost
February 14, 2010
Three artists have received the 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation visual artist awards for artistic merit. They are clothing designer, Ari Fish; fabric artist, Sonie Ruffin; and painter, Caleb Taylor. Article...
Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC
Photo and article about the history of the Kansas City Blues Society, founded in 1981 at the Charlotte Street Mission and growing to become "a national force" by 2001 with signing of several prominent...
Berdella: The Unanswered Questions
Photos and biographical article about Robert Andrew Berdella or Bob Berdella (ca. 1949-1992), a serial murderer in the 1980s, residing in the Central Hyde Park neighborhood at 4315 Charlotte Street (with...
Biography of James Wesley Hurse (1866-1935), Minister
Black House Improvisers' Collective
Article on the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC), an organization that provides resources and support for local musicians. The program was started by saxophonist Hunter Long in conjunction with...
Building Gets New Life For Artistic Purposes
May 15, 2007
The 13-story Ozark Building built in 1911 and located at 906 Grand is to become a central destination and gathering place for the arts community. The building is owned by UMB and the new name is pARTnership...
Cephas R. Hallar Dies: Two Years Ago Pioneer Druggist Retired from Business
Obituary for Cephas Hallar, a long-time druggist, born in Independence, Missouri, about 1847 and coming to Kansas City in 1880, dying here at the age of 81.
Charlotte Street Awards Recipients Announced for 2000.
April 1, 2004
Article describes life and work of award recipients: Michael Converse, Egawa + Zbryk, Rachel Hayes, Seth Johnson, and Jay Norton.
Charlotte Street Building's Mystery Is Solved
March 22, 2008
The building at 1401 Charlotte is owned by LightCore, a fiber-optic network provider that provides communications, high-speed Internet, and entertainment services. No employees work in the building; it...
Charlotte Street Exhibition opens September 7
Review of exhibit of works by recipients of Charlotte Street Fund grants.
Charlotte Street Foundation: the Mission Behind the Money
In its ten years of existence, the Charlotte Street Foundation has given out awards to 61 artists, totaling $342,500. The project was formed in 1997 partly in response to cut-backs in funding at the National...
Charlotte Street Fund
Lists the winners of the 2001 Charlotte Street Fund and gives examples of their work.
Charlotte Street Fund Exhibition at JCCC Gallery of Art
February 1, 2006
Review of exhibit of work by the winners of the Charlotte Street Foundation awards for 2005. Artists are: Callyann Cateel, Max Key, Miles Neidinger, Craig Subler, and Sean Ward.
Charlotte Street Fund: Surprise Honoraria Where Honoraria are Earned
Review of group show at the H&R Block Artspace.
Charlotte Street Recipient Tapped for Residency
August 1, 2006
The Charlotte Street Foundation and Art Omi have created an Artists' Residency program in Columbia County, New York. The first award recipient was Callyann Casteel, a 2002 graduate of the Kansas City Art...
Charlotte Street Residence
Partial frontal and side view; located at 4526 Charlotte.
Charlotte Street Winners at Grand Arts
March 1, 2005
Description of the work of winners of the 2004 award winners: Michael Converse, Egawa + Zbryk, Rachel Hayes, Seth Johnson, and Jay Norton.
Information about Cyprien Chouteau, including his home at 412 Charlotte Street, built in the 1860s and demolished in the 1960s, with some information about Cyprien, following his brother Francois Chouteau...
Commercial Real Estate
Photos and article reviewing recent buildings and other projects of several prominent local "construction companies, architects, engineers and commercial real estate developers and agents" with information...
Discarded Street Names in Kansas City
Article of street name origins, such as Guinotte (21st Street from Charlotte Street east), Hackberry (Cherry Street), and High ("Locust, from Independence avenue north").
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