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An Interview With Ramon Reyes
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded November 10, 1980 and March 24, 1981. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 minutes each): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs: digital; 4 3/4...
An Interview With Sally Magana Ramos
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 10, 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...
An Organic Experience Downtown
Short article about City Market and the new Cosentino's Family Market at 13th and Main streets. Includes a sidebar with a list of other farmers' markets in the area.
Another Downtown Project
August 18, 2005
Copaken White and Blitt request TIF assistance for a proposed plan for the block on Grand Avenue between 12th and 13th. The plan does not include the property where the former Law Building stood on the...
Architect Who Shaped KC's Landscape Dies
December 4, 2007
Ralph Myers, one of the most influential architects in Kansas City, died on December 3, 2007. Myers and his partner Clarence Kivett were responsible for designing the triple-terminal Kansas City International...
Architecture in the 60's
Photos and article about the panel discussion at the Real Estate Board on the subjects of upcoming architecture in the 1960s and "the KC/80 plan" (an urban master plan for Downtown).
Arena's Mission: More than a Building
September 12, 2004
A new downtown arena is seen as a possible way to boost an "urban renaissance." Architects and planners believe that, properly designed, the arena can pull together diverse neighborhoods and provide a...
Aria Neaves Named Assistant to Downtown Gift Shop Owner
February 7-13, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Aria Neaves, "appointed recently as assistant to the owner of Anna's Gifts at 1221 Main street."
Armour Home & Orphan's Home
Postcard of the The Gillis Orphans' Home and the Margaret Klock Armour Memorial Home for aged men and women.
Art Center Will be Named for Kauffmans
September 22-28, 2006
The performing arts center planned to be built downtown will officially be named after the Kauffman family who have pledged forty per cent of the cost of the building. The ceremonial groundbreaking is...
Art Hoffmann Dies of a Heart Attack: He Was President of Buick Agency at 3300 Main
Photo and obituary for Arthur Hoffmann, "president of the Hoffmann Buick company, 3300 Main street," dying at the age of 66. Description of his life and career, born in Milwaukee about 1899 and coming...
Art in the Loop
January 19, 2005
Article features an interview with Kate Hackman, project director for the Art in the Loop which is a new program that will fund works of art to be produced by Kansas City Art Institute faculty or alumni...
Art in the Loop Unveils First Project - Uplifted Arms
December 1, 2005
The Art in the Loop Project, "a partnership of Downtown Council of Kansas City, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kansas City Art Institute and Kansas City Municipal Art Commission" has unveiled...
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...
Arts Center to Get $5 Million Donation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation announced it will give $5 million to the proposed downtown Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center. This is the first donation to the arts center since...
Arts Groups Lack Stage Directions for Future
September 10-16, 2004
If built, the performing arts center could have a big impact on existing downtown performance venues. Industry experts say that the arts community needs to think about how "older theaters will coexist...
Arts High School Finds Site in Downtown KC
May 2, 2008
The Kansas City School of the Arts, scheduled to open in August 2008, is negotiating the purchase of two buildings in downtown Kansas City. The buildings at 911-915 Broadway are located in the historic...
As Tulips in Spring
March 29, 1935
Article about the operations at "two gambling enterprises" at the southeast corner of 12th and Baltimore Avenues and at the formerly "famous gambling joint at 1107 Baltimore avenue."
ASB Bridge and City Market Area
View facing south along the side of the ASB Bridge; shows Missouri River, City Market area and part of the Downtown skyline in the aftermath of the 1951 Flood.
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