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Carrie Westlake Whitne...
George Fuller Green
William Rufus Jackson
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Biography of Katharine Berry Richardson (1860-1933), Founder and First Director of Children's Mercy Hospital
Biography of Theron B. Watkins (1877-1950) and Bruce Watkins (1924-1980), Community Leaders
Brush Creek from Cleveland Avenue
View looking west up Brush Creek from Cleveland Avenue.
Brush Creek Parkway
Description with photos and history of Brush Creek Parkway, part of the park and boulevard system, from State Line Road and Ward Parkway to Cleveland Avenue, 3.63 miles long, acquired in 1916-1917.
Building the Sears-Roebuck Plant
June 30, 1925
According to this article, the Sears-Roebuck plant is the largest single construction job in the history of Kansas City as of 1925. It was designed by George C. Nimmons & Co., Architects and built by B-W...
Early Kansas City Architects:
Photos and biographical article about the father and daughter architectural team of Dr. James Stewart (1852-1920) and his daughter Carrie Stewart. Description of James as a native of Indiana coming to...
Photo and bio of Edward Graves, "a real-estate dealer and builder" born in Virginia in 1824 and moving to Missouri about 1834 and then to Kansas City about 1871. Description of his renovation and construction...
Eerie Tunnel Offered Greenwood Elementary Kids Safe Passage Under Busy KC Intersection
October 30, 2013
The author reminisces about her experiences as an elementary school student using an underground passage called "The Tunnel" at the intersection of 27th and Cleveland Avenue. Built in the early 1900s,...
Harry Lay, Kansas City Barber
Biographical sketch of Harry Lay, "a veteran barber" in Kansas City "for more than forty years." Description of his life and carere, born in Troy, Missouri, in 1863 and coming here in 1883 "as a circus...
April 29, 1947
View of a housing development in the area of 43rd and Cleveland.
1968 (second edition)
Photo and bio of John Bailey Gage, or John Gage (1887-1970), mayor of Kansas City from 1940 to 1946, known as the "Clean-Up Mayor" a native Kansas Citian born at 9th and Porter Roads (Cleveland Avenue)...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Theodore Lieben, or Theo Lieben, "the senior partner of the firm of Theo. Lieben & Son, dealers in theatrical costumes at Kansas City and also owners of a large establishment of...
Map of Diagonal Thorofare [sic] Connection, Indiana to Cleveland
Cadastral map of a proposed connection between Indiana and Cleveland Avenues in Kansas City, Missouri. Map is bounded by Cleveland and Indiana, from 41st and 45th. Shows some property owners.
On the Road to CID
August 17, 2005
The Truman Road Corridor Association recently announced the formation of a community improvement district. This will enable "property owners to improve and develop their community by raising funds that...
Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City
Photo of "J. T. Runde's residence, 5117 Cleveland Avenue."
Political Wards Map City Directory Entry
Map of the political wards in 1887, with the city limits between the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and 31st and Cleveland Avenue.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page f004
Key to Sanborn Map of Kansas City, Vol. 2 (corrected to June 1907), showing Kansas City area bounded Main Street on the west, Cleveland Avenue on the east, the Missouri River on the North and 18th Street...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p201
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from Independence Avenue south to E. 8th Street and from about Indiana Avenue east to Cleveland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p202
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 8th Street south to E. 10th Street and from about Indiana Avenue east to Cleveland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p203
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 10th Street south to E. 12th Street and from Bales Avenue east to Cleveland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
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