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Garment (Wholesale) Hi...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Biography of Henry Perry (1875-1940), Restaurateur
Aerial View of Kansas City
1 block north and two blocks south of 6th Street Trafficway. Shows buildings in Garment District along Broadway.
A brief history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City and future plans for downtown green spaces. Included is a detailed map of parks throughout the city. Kansas City is home to 214 parks and...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page p019
A portion of Kansas City from W. 7th Street south to W. 9th Street and from Bank Street east to May Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1939-1958, Page p005
A portion of Kansas City from W. 7th Street south to W. 9th Street and from Broadway east to Central, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining area.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1939-1958, Page p013
A portion of Kansas City from W. 9th Street south to W. 11th Street and from Broadway east to Central, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining area.
The Garment Industry of Greater Kansas City: Report No. 5
November 28, 1945
Analysis of the garment industry with history, statistics, and economic trends.
The Story of 616: Reclaiming Kansas City's History
Article about the Garment District building at 616 Central Street renovated into loft apartments occupied mainly by artists moving out of the dangerous nearby River Quay and other old areas of town.
HKCF Welcomes Phoenix Back to Garment District
Article about the reopening of the former hotel at 302 West 8th Street, built in 1888, as a restaurant featuring live jazz.
Butler Brothers Building Will Have 30 Apartments
February 20, 2015
Article describes a project to renovate the vacant Butler Brothers building located at 804-808 Broadway Boulevard to house 30 one-bedroom apartment units. The building is described as having been built...
Here Comes the Sun
Article describes the conversion into condominiums of part of the historic Builders and Traders Exchange Building, located in the Garment District. The Atriums at SoHo West (609 and 612 Central), as the...
Stitched with Love
Article describes the work of the daughters of Nat Nast, a clothing designer and manufacturer from Kansas City's Garment District. Nat Nast's daughters have revitalized his signature "bowling shirt," new...
September 12-18, 2002
Article describing the history of the Savoy Grill restaurant, reputed to be the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Kansas City. Additional historic and now-defunct restaurants are discussed.
Stitch in Time
Article describing the work of Ann Brownfield, curator of the Historic Garment District Museum, located in the Poindexter Building at 8th and Broadway. During the 1930's and '40's, the garment industry...
Downtown Kansas City 2000
Article features living in and near downtown in the new lofts and apartments.
A Surplus of Quirkiness
July 5, 2006
Article features the Harry J. Epstein Co. store and warehouse located in the Garment District in downtown Kansas City. The store specializes in oddities from the last 70 years as well as hand tools that...
Missouri Designers Stitch Past into Modern Fashion
Article focusing on the garment industry in Missouri, both past and present, featuring some Kansas City designers like Tomboy Design Studio in the Crossroads Arts District. Laura McGrew opened her studio...
Three Behind the Loft Boom
Article profiling three local developers, Roger Buford, Dale Schulte and Tom Trabon, who are responsible for converting some 20 historic downtown buidings into residential lofts. Some of their projects...
Story of a Merchant
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....
Historic Suites of America Hotel
Book includes a short history of the Historic Suites of America hotel which is located in the city's old Garment District downtown. The hotel was once the Builders and Trade Exchange Building, the Barton...
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