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Army Corps of Engineer...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
U.s Army, Corps of En...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
United States Army Cor...
. ..Presenting Ernest E. Howard: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Ernest Howard, "senior partner of Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff. ..the world's largest bridge designing firm" and "chairman of the board of trustees of the University...
. ..Presenting George C. Fiske: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about George Fiske, "chairman of the shiny new Citizens Association of Kansas City." Native of Maine becoming an electrical engineer and executive of the General Electric...
. ..Presenting John T. Schilling: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about John Schilling, co-founder (with his mentor Sam Adair) and manager of the WHB radio station in Kansas City in 1922. Raised in Kansas City and starting...
...Presenting Albert R. Waters: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Albert Waters, "1950 President of the Chamber of Commerce." Raised in Carthage, Missouri and becoming a civil engineer and co-founder of the Carter-Waters Corporation...
11th and Grand Avenue
Street view with firefighting equipment and firemen. Identified on photograph as 11th and Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, 1889 Chief Engineers Convention. View includes what appears to be Hale's water...
1903 Flood, Hannibal Bridge
Postcard of the Hannibal Bridge during the 1903 flood.
20 Years Later, We Dread the Next Flood
June 9, 2013
Article focuses upon remembrance of the flood that impacted the Kansas City area during the summer of 1993. Business and property owners in the affected areas are interviewed and discuss both their recollections...
A Brief History of the F. A. of S. R. E.
Photo (of the author, organizer of the F. A. of S. R. E. street railway) and article about the history of the section of the Metropolitan Street Railway of Kansas City known as the "F. A. of S. R. E."...
A Century of Striving
July 22, 2014
Article detailing the histories and current operations of Kansas City engineering firms HNTB and Black & Veatch. HNTB turned 100 in 2014, and Black and Veatch will follow in 2015. A section on Burns &...
A House without Open Porches
Illustration and caption about "the new residence of R. E. McDonnell [or Robert McDonnell], a consulting engineer" with enclosed "sleeping porches" and other innovative features. Designed by architects...
A Letter from Daniel Geary
Reminiscences by Daniel Geary from 1915 about the radical changes in the topography in the Town of Kansas around 1856-1859, as its early streets were built and hills graded for settlement. Description...
Above a Great Copper Mine: The Kneeling Nun Still Prays for Mercy
Illustrations and biographical article about Daniel Jackling, organizer of the Chino Mining Company at Kneeling Nun Mountain in New Mexico in 1909, born in Bates County, Missouri, in 1869 and starting...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
Aids to Navigation on the Missouri River: Concrete Piles Employed in Dam Construction
Photos and article about the modification of the course of the Missouri River at Elwood Bend, Missouri, just north of Saint Joseph, and at Fort Riley, Kansas, with concrete dams built to improve navigation...
Obituary for Allen Mosley, former Jackson County highway engineer and Kansas City chief civil engineer, dying at the age of 75 on April 10, 1963.
An Architect with Spirit
March 11, 2010
Obituary for local architect Frank Grimaldi (85). A graduate of Notre Dame's architecture school, Grimaldi moved to Kansas City in 1947 and joined Joseph B. Shaughnessy's firm. He was local president of...
An Interview With Felisa Ruiz
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded November 7, 1980. 2 sound cassettes (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...
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
Mention of Reverend Edward Peery as "our pioneer parson" and owner of the Peery Place addition to Kansas City, "laid off by our experienced and scientific City Engineer, Mr. Edward O'Flaherty."
Ansel Nichols Mitchell
Obituary for Ansel Nichols Mitchell, or Ansel Mitchell, a retired civil engineer and long-time director of the J. C. Nichols Company, dying at the age of 69.
Armour Packing Company
Postcard of the Armour Packing Company Building
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