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Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
J C Nichols Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Cover Story: Local Heroes
Photo and bios of Bill Crooks and Paul Khoury, "owners and founders of PB&J Restaurants Inc.," a group of different restaurants around the city, starting in 1987 with Paradise Diner in Oak Park Mall and...
Cupcake Land: Requiem for the Midwest in the Key of Vanilla
Essay by local author Richard Rhodes comparing Kansas City to east and west coast cities, calling its suburbs "Cupcake Land," by virtue of their sweet, clean, and pleasant but vacuous nature. Discussion...
Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains 57 black and white 8" x 10" photographs housed in one box. Views include downtown area, West bottoms, riverfront area, industrial areas, midtown area including Union Station and...
Daniel MacMorris: Going Strong at 85
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, an 85-year-old (in 1979) "painter and muralist of international renown" with "studio in the Sophian Plaza." Description of his life...
Death Closes Busy Life of Mrs. Bartle
Photo and obituary of Mrs. H. Roe Bartle, the widow of the former mayor of Kansas City, dying at the age of 82.
Deaths: Harry L. Wagner
Obituary for architect Harry Wagner, designer of "several hundred" homes in the Country Club Plaza District, as well as some churches and the remodeling of Municipal Stadium.
Demanding a Grander Vision
The authors outline their vision of "River Crown Plaza," an urban corridor stretching from the River Market to Country Club Plaza. The corridor would be characterized by a high-density, high-quality built...
Developer Buys BMA Tower
October 12, 2004
SWD Communities in Newport Beach, California, "has purchased the former BMA Tower by Penn Valley Park and will convert it into condominiums designed to rival those on the Country Club Plaza." The original...
Developers Plan Condo Project Near Plaza
August 17, 2007
A 1950s-era apartment building located at 4700 Roanoke Parkway near the Country Club Plaza is to be renovated into 26 condominiums. The project has been named 4700 and the location offers a good view of...
Developing Outlying Shopping Centers
J. C. Nichols's zoning suggestions for outlying urban shopping centers, including photos, with the example of the Plaza with its uniform arrangements in wide streets, shorter buildings, and Spanish design....
Photo with caption about the 50th anniversary of the Plaza at the Alameda Plaza Hotel, with a $50-per-plate "Diamond Safari Ball."
Dining Out: A Grand Place to Gather
Review of the Granfalloon Bar & Grill at the Plaza, with "the name: '. ..taken from a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ..refers to "a proud and meaningless association of human beings".'"
Dining Out: La Mediterranee
Critique of the French restaurant at the Plaza.
Dining: G/R Scores Another Hit with Bristol Bar & Grill
Article with photo about the new restaurant at 4740 Jefferson Street on the Plaza, with an exotic seafood menu and fancy interior decoration.
Distant View of Locarno and Villa Serena Apartments
Distant view; also shows the Villa Serena apartments; located in the 300 block of Ward Parkway.
Do You Know? Surprising Tidbits about Our Unique State
One page of various little-known facts about the state of Missouri, pertaining to Abraham Lincoln, Aunt Jemima, the Country Club Plaza, etc.
Donald C. Gerhardt Dies
December 30, 2008
Obituary for Donald C. Gerhardt who died December 26, 2008, at Menorah Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Clemens P. Gerhardt and Felicitas C. Gerhardt. He...
Doorman Retiring from Ins and Outs of the Job
December 28, 2005
Article profiles Carl Counce, who retires from his position as doorman of the Parkway Towers on the Country Club Plaza on December 28, 2005. Counce began working as a doorman at the condominiums after...
Early Plaza Slogan Still Valid due to J. C. Nichols' Vision
Article about the unusual combination in Nichols of "vision" and practicality. Description of the early business of the Plaza and its 1926 slogan: "The Country Club Plaza--more than location--business...
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