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141. Remembrances of Things Past Remembrances of Things Past December//1977 Photo and description of the Jones Store at 1215 Main Street, depicted during Christmas shopping in 1929, with history of the company, originally called the Cyclone Company.

142. Roll, Thayer and Williams Company Roll, Thayer and Williams Company May 1886 Description of the "palatial dry goods emporium, northeast corner Twelfth and Main Streets."

143. Saks Is Bagging Its Plaza Store Saks Is Bagging Its Plaza Store December 10, 2004 Department store Saks Fifth Avenue announced that it is closing its store on the Country Club Plaza in February, 2005. The store has been on the Plaza for 22 years. "When Saks opened its Plaza store on...

144. Stories of John Taylor Stories of John Taylor December/2/1919 Early history of the John Taylor Dry Goods Company store, established in 1881 in the Ridge Building at 1038-1040 Main Street, at the time next to two lumber yards at 11th and Main Streets.

145. Story of a Merchant Story of a Merchant April/26/1896 Biographical article about Max Weil, a clothing merchant from France involved in designing the large "Model" building (or Model department store) in the Garment District for clothing manufacture and sales....

146. Sure Sign of Change Sure Sign of Change April 22, 2005 The Jones Store at 12th and Main is being torn down. This article tells about the mold problem in the building due to neglect, flooding, and a leaky roof. Before the building comes down, the city will...

147. Swofford Brothers Dry Goods Swofford Brothers Dry Goods 1905 Ad with illustration for the Swofford Brothers Department Store and building at "Broadway, Eighth and May Streets."

148. T. W. Overall and Company T. W. Overall and Company May 1886 Importers and jobbers of notions and furnishing goods, no. 524 Delaware Street.

149. Tempest in a Tearoom Tempest in a Tearoom February 24, 2004 Article discusses with Irene Marcus and Ruth Kerford their efforts with Kansas City department stores to allow African-Americans to dine in their tearooms.

150. The Book of Missourians The Book of Missourians 1906 Biographical sketch of George Smith, president of the "Smith-McCord-Townsend Dry Goods Company" in Kansas City. Native of Cooper County, Missouri moving to Saint Joseph and then Kansas City as a grocer...

151. The Book of Missourians The Book of Missourians 1906 Biographical sketch of James Swofford, a Kansas City merchant. Born in Illinois in 1852 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as co-founder of the Swofford Brothers Dry Goods Company with residence at 220...

152. The Department Store The Department Store June/15/1899 Photo of Lawrence Jones, "Kansas City's great scholar and philanthropist," and article by him about department stores in Missouri following a recent (1899) Missouri state law governing them.

153. The Individualist: An Autobiography by J. Logan Jones The Individualist: An Autobiography by J. Logan Jones 1942 Autobiographical book about J. Logan Jones (1859-1945), founder of the Jones Store Company in Kansas City, born in a wigwam on an Ottawa Indian camp in Kansas and moving to Kansas City in the 1890s. History...

154. The Press Quarterly Press Biographies Compiled for Newspaper Reference: An Encyclopaedia of the Representative The Press Quarterly Press Biographies Compiled for Newspaper Reference: An Encyclopaedia of the Representative Men of the West July//1907 Photo and bio of James Swofford, president of the Broadway Building Company, vice-president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company, and former president and co-founder of the Swofford Brothers Dry Goods...

155. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 Biographical sketch of John Bailey, part owner "of the wholesale dry goods house of Bailey, Wood & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri," arriving in Saint Joseph in 1851 with "the dry goods house of Messrs. Ingram...

156. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 Portrait and biographical sketch of Thomas Bullene, prominent general store owner in Kansas City starting during the Civil War, with businesses under evolving names, in 1878 called Bullene, Moore & Emery....

157. Their Efforts Made This a Better City Their Efforts Made This a Better City February/21/2003 In Penn's "Commentary" column, he reviews the history of the efforts of the Twin Citians under the leadership of their president, Ruth Kerford, in 1958 and 1959 that resulted in five department stores,...

158. They Stood Their Ground To Make KC a Better Place They Stood Their Ground To Make KC a Better Place January 8, 2007 Article recalls some of the efforts made by African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s to integrate restaurants, theaters, work places and amusement parks like Fairyland Park. Most were young adults or teenagers...

159. This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story December 22, 2013 Interview with Carol Jean Barta, Kansas City's most senior Fairy Princess. Barta discusses Christmas displays in downtown department stores in the 1950s, her costume, and how she became a Fairy Princess...

160. Tom Johnston, Expert Retailer--He Gets Out in the Store and Sees the Customers Tom Johnston, Expert Retailer--He Gets Out in the Store and Sees the Customers March/24/1963 Photo and biographical article about Tom Johnston, "president of Macy's Missouri-Kansas" division of department stores at their Downtown Kansas City headquarters. Description of his life and career, born...