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Affordable Housing in Rhythm with Downtown
November 30-December 6, 2007
Article discusses need for affordable or "work force" housing in downtown Kansas City. The development of restaurants and entertainment businesses downtown requires more service workers whose wages generally...
African American Care Givers
Interior view, appears to be a hospital room. Includes two unidentified, adult African American care givers tending to an African American child in a crib. Location probably General Hospital No.2, the...
African American Community Generally Supports the Power and Light District Despite Lack of Information
Describes support of black Kansas Citians for the Power and Light District proposal.
After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond
Article about the closing and liquidation of the Price Candy Company, "an 87-year-old confectionery manufacturer" founded in the old downtown Jones Store building. Description of the company's history,...
After the Fall: George Kroh Talks about His Struggle to Overcome the Kroh Brothers Tragedy
Illustration and biographical article about George Kroh, a 52-year-old (in 1990) realtor and former partner of the "Kroh Brothers Development Company," imprisoned "for financial fraud" after the company's...
Aftermath: Down in a Hole
Illustrations and article about the fatal crash of "a Lockheed L-188 Electra" airplane carrying auto parts in Kansas City, Kansas during a failed attempt to land at the Kansas City Downtown Airport (formerly...
Air Base a Step Closer to Use as Inland Port
April 14, 2007
City officials and CenterPoint Realty Services Corp. of Chicago signed contracts that moved the $10.6 million sale of the former military airport, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, closer into being. It...
Aladdin Hotel Comeback Set
April 27, 2007
The Aladdin Hotel located at 1215 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City is set to open again on May 4, 2007. "The event will mark the 193-room, 16-story tower's second go-round as a Holiday Inn franchise after...
December 6-12, 2012
Article describes controversial issues surrounding the downtown streetcar plan that was passed by the City Council and became the subject of a special election in 2012. The origin of the plan is traced...
Review of restaurants in Midtown and Downtown.
Ambitious KCK Plan Unveiled
May 20, 2006
Children's Campus of Kansas City plans to develop a project in Kansas City, Kansas, covering approximately four downtown blocks. The public-private consortium plans call for three main components of the...
AMC Going Public
December 12, 2006
Less than two years after going private, Kansas city-based AMC Entertainment Inc., the nation's second-largest movie exhibitor, is making plans to offer publicly traded shares again." About 260 people...
AMC to Revive Empire
July 15, 2005
''AMC Entertainment is joining the Cordish Co. in a blockbuster plan to return movies to the Empire Theater and energize the Midland Theatre complex with live music and housing.'' The joint venture in...
AMC Wants Cordish Out of Venture
September 23-29, 2011
"AMC Entertainment Inc. is looking to remove The Cordish Co. from a joint venture behind its flagship downtown theater AMC Mainstreet 6," so that AMC can take full control of the theater. The theater opened...
American Bank Building
Postcard of the American Bank Building at 8th and Delaware
American Institute of Architects Guide to Kansas City Architecture & Public Art
Book filled with photos, maps, and descriptions of numerous structures of architectural significance in Kansas City including buildings, residences, and public art works and including newer buildings up...
American Royal Building
Postcard of the American Royal building
An Arena Without a Team
Article examines the growing concern among Kansas City leaders that an anchor tenant has yet to be secured for the new Sprint Arena. The Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), who manages the arena, has been...
An Expanding Distribution Revolution
Article reviews the Midwest transportation corridor including Kansas City's central location that "puts it square in the middle of a growing trade corridor linking Canada, the United States and Mexico."...
An Interview With John A. Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 19, 1977. 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....
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