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Kansas City Terminal R...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Conversation with . . . Tom Hoenig
July 1, 2006
Brief interview with Tom Hoenig, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Hoenig discusses the movement of the bank to an area just southwest of Crown Center, from its Downtown building,...
A Conversation with. ..Bill Lucas: Chamber Chairman of the Board Looks Back on Year at the Helm
Photos and biographical article about Bill Lucas, "chairman [of] the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors" and "president of Crown Center Redevelopment," coming to Kansas City in...
A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC
January 11, 2011
A $1.8 million federal grant awarded in December to Jackson County included $540,000 to study a two-mile streetcar line from Crown Center to the River Market. The "streetcar system could be built for as...
A Dream of What Might Be When Kansas City Acquires "Signboard" Hill [and] What Will Happen if "Signboard" Hill Is Allowed to Continue
Large illustrations of potential developments on Signboard Hill (later the site of the Crown Center mixed use complex) across Main Street from Liberty Memorial and Penn Valley Park. First illustration...
A Great American Idea: A New Town Comes to Life in Downtown Kansas City
Photos and article about the multi-use complex of Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City with hotels, shopping (including the Hallmark Cards headquarters), and apartments, etc.
A Material World
Article describes two Kansas City stores that feature fine fabrics. Cy Rudnik's Fine Fabrics has been at Crown Center since 1976. Kaplan's Fabrics, in the Country Club Plaza since 1946, is now owned by...
A New Sound for Downtown
Article about the restoration of three local live-entertainment theaters, the Music Hall (in Municipal Auditorium), Folly Theater (Downtown), and Midland Theater (at the Crown Center shopping mall), partly...
Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City
Aerial view looking north from approximately 27th Street. Union Station, Liberty Memorial and Crown Center Buildings are visible as well as downtown Kansas City.
Article about the rejuvenation of the American Restaurant, former "jewel in Hallmark's Crown Center," largely due to Rex Hale, "the best chef in the city--among the best in the nation."
An Interview With Lucy Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 21, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Aquarium Plan Enjoys a Surge
November 25-December 1, 2011
Article about the work being done on the new Sea Life Aquarium at Crown Center; opening date set for April of 2012. The $15 million attraction will have 29 tanks in the 40,000-square-foot structure, giving...
Art Is Happening
Three-dimensional map of the River Quay or River Market area of Downtown, with a description of the Crown Center Art Festival held there.
Arts Center Backers Angered
May 13, 2006
Backers of the planned Performing Arts Center are concerned that high-rise buildings planned for the new entertainment district east of the Center will block the view. A glass-enclosed lobby that would...
Behind the Scenes
Photos and article about three large Greater Kansas City businesses: DLR Group (architects), ScriptPro (manufacturers of "robotic equipment to fill prescription orders in pharmacies"), and the Crown Center...
Big Aquarium Will Make Splash in KC
February 10, 2011
Article reports on a $15 million aquarium that will open in Spring 2012 at Crown Center. The attraction, called Sea Life Kansas City at Crown Center, will include more that 30 displays and occupy the entire...
Big City Weekend Vacations for Two: Kansas City
Photo and description of the tourist attractions in Kansas City as a weekend travel destination, with its "new Crown Center" and other attractions around the city.
Biography of Joyce C. Hall (1891-1982), Founder of Hallmark Cards
Blow Your Mind! Come to Westport. ..Where People Are Trying to Understand People
Photos and article about the culture of Westport in the late 1960s, describing the area's unusual types of businesses (many antique stores, The Today shop, The Sign Coffeehouse, Pryde's Westport Inn, Motherlove...
Bright New Year for Kansas City
Article about the theme of "progress" in the major construction projects underway in 1967, including Crown Center, Truman Sports Complex, Kansas City International Airport, Ten Main Center, and so on,...
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