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Country Club Plaza
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
J C Nichols Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Article describing Wornall Park, located at 45th and Wornall Road, just north of the Plaza. Ground was broken on the three story development, which will be a "melding of the Arts and Crafts architectural...
Wornall Street Bridge
Looking west at east side of Wornall Street bridge crossing Brush Creek.
Wornall Road Bridge over Brush Creek
Postcard of the old Wornall Road bridge over Brush Creek
Wolferman's Grocery Story
Street level view of Wolferman's Grocery Store located in the Country Club Plaza at 47th and Wyandotte.
Photos, illustrations, and information on the former Wolferman's grocery store known for its English muffins and founded in 1888 by Louis Wolferman (a native of Germany residing at 1521 Charlotte Street)...
With New Facility and Greater Space, Plaza Library Services and Staff Will Expand to Meet Many Needs
Article describes the 2005 completion of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, at 4801 Main. Opening April 16, 2005, the branch replaced a previous facility at the same location.
August 15, 2006
The newspaper recently tried to have readers decide what the area's Seven Wonders were from a list of 21 possibilities. Over 2,000 ballots arrived and the winners were: (1) Country Club Plaza, (2) Nelson-Atkins...
William Powell Obituary
Photo and obituary for William Powell, "a well known sports figure" dying at the age of 63 in 1971. Born in Illinois and raised in Kansas City before becoming a Westport High School track star and "owner...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Willard Winner, traffic and parking visionary of Kansas City starting in the late 1800s, largely responsible for the ASB Bridge. Promoter, financier, and developer...
Why Bronze Brits Grace the Plaza
January 5, 2000
Ever wondered why a statue of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine, titled "Married Love," sits on the Country Club Plaza?''
Where They Once Were
Ten locations around the Kansas City area, each accompanied by a list of each restaurant that has been located there over the years.
Where the West Begins: America's Plains & Prairies
Photos of a Plaza fountain and tower, along with some description of the Plaza's place in Kansas City's history.
What's Right About the Plaza Art Fair
Review of the Plaza Art Fair.
What Makes Miller Run? Or Persistence and the Art of Real Estate Development
Photos, illustrated caricature, and biographical article about Miller Nichols, "a son of J. C. Nichols" and inheritor of "his father's real estate company, its properties and its prized Country Club Plaza...
West Side: A Guiding Light for Kansas City
Some history of the Plaza and Nichols's start in real estate in 1905 and the origin of the lighting ceremony started by Charles S. Pitrat.
West Edge: Dream Project Has Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Article about the stalled West Edge project just off the Country Club Plaza at Belleview Avenue and 48th Street, detailing the design that was Bob Bernstein’s vision until he walked away from the project....
West Edge Teardown
August 30, 2011
"The Polsinelli Shughart law firm is going to the West Edge, ending one of Kansas City's biggest development fiascos, but at a cost: the demolition of the unique office building designed by Moshe Safdie."...
December 22-28, 2005
Review of the Plaza III, which at age 42 in 2005, ranks as the "oldest dining establishment in the Plaza district." Includes a recounting of the various incarnations of the basement space below Plaza II,...
Water Wonderland: Kansas City's Fabulous Fountains
Photos and article about the fountains of Kansas City, including "the Meyer Circle 'Sea Horse' Fountain," the Muse of the Missouri Fountain, on Main Street between 8th and 9th Streets since 1963, several...
Warriors Fall Prey to Vandals
January 5, 2005
The Chinese statues on the Country Club Plaza have not been in place for even one year, and they have been vandalized three times. The two figures were a gift from Xian, a sister city of Kansas City. Vandals...
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