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Angela C Bond
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 3, 1909-1957, Page p341
A portion of Kansas City from E. 21st Street south to E. 23rd Street and from Main Street east to McGee, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...
Sculptor Helps Shape the Urban Scene
July 10, 2006
Article features a metal artist named Stretch whose given name is Jeff Rumaner. He makes large sculptures of steel and is associated with the Crossroads Art District. "Artist, welder, restaurateur, promoter,...
Shiny, Happy Soap Makers
Company profile of Indigo Wild and owner, Emily Voth. The Kansas City-based business is a manufacturer of natural soaps, candles, and body products, which are sold in over 2,000 stores across the country....
Shopping's In for the Summer
Photograph and article describing the opening of Webster House, "one of the most upscale antique shops in Kansas City". The store resides in the Webster School building at 17th and Wyandotte, "the oldest...
Silver & Gold: Her Art Reflects the Stuff Robyn Nichols is Made Of
January 15, 2006
Feature article on local artist Robyn Nichols who does her art with silver and gold metals, specializing in jewelry. "Her disigns are in national museums, in the homes of Kansas City personalities and...
Society for Contemporary Photography Gallery
Entrance to gallery at 2004 Baltimore in Crossroads District
Article describes the project to transform a former auto shop at 122 Southwest Boulevard into the Crossroads branch of Missouri Bank & Trust.
Staying in the Picture
December 7, 2007
Article tells about artists in the Crossroads District hit by huge property taxes. A ten-year tax abatement for art-dedicated property will help artists stay in the neighborhood and will require owners...
Article describes various neighborhoods and neighborhood associations in the Kansas City area. Neighborhood associations bridge the gap between businesses and residents along with fostering a sense a community...
Frontal view of Studio Building at 212 W. 19th Terrace.
Sullivan, Higdon & Sink
Sullivan, Higdon & Sink building at 1906 Wyandotte, view from northwest (19th Street). Also shows Knoll, Inc. at 1903 Wyandotte.
Taking a Shine
Article describes the work of metalsmith Robyn Nichols. Her work often incorporates elements from the natural world and Judaica. Nichols was one of the pioneers in the development of the Crossroads Arts...
Short article about The Liberty, a residential building next to Union Station across from the old Main post office. It once was a bottle-cap factory and dairy until the 1950s, "when it became the Armed...
The Crossroads - Rich in history.
Article describes the history of businesses located in what is now known as the Crossroads District, between downtown Kansas City and Union Station.
The Crossroads Heads East toward 18th and Vine
Article discusses eastward movement of the arts district. The author hopes it might eventually join the 18th and Vine area. Profiles of several artists' studios are included.
The Reward is Where Work and Love Meet
September 1, 2006
Profile of artist, collector, and gallery owner David Ford. Ford and his partner, Tiffany Thompson, were amongst the pioneers in the Crossroads District and their loft is filled with art work acquired...
The Thriving Communities of KC's Urban Core: Including the KC's Urban Core Economic Development Report
December 1, 2002
Included in this section are the following: the River Market, the Downtown Loop, Crossroad District, Urban Core ED Report, KC's Eastside/West Bottoms, Crown Center/Union Station, Midtown/Westport, Country...
Thinking Inside the Box
Full-page photo of Christopher Elbow, proprietor of Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate and short article about the candy company that launched in 2003 and its use of dark chocolate. It's currently located...
Town Topic: Rising from the Ashes
Illustration and article about recent robberies and other crimes in the "Crossroads Arts District" south of Downtown, including a fire (possibly arson) nearly destroying the "Graffiti Building" at 19th...
Union Station Span to Open
October 5, 2006
Article reports the opening to pedestrian traffic of a bridge linking Union Station to the Freight House District directly to its north. The pedestrian bridge, incorporating an historic 1892 steel-truss...
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