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Long, Robert A
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Charlotte R White
1914 Map of Kansas City, Showing the Kansas City Manufacturing District
Map of greater Kansas City (including Independence, Missouri) with the Kansas City Manufacturing District indicated in red; street car lines are indicated in red, as well. An inset map shows an enlarged...
A KC Museum Revamp
December 20, 2007
The Kansas City Museum will close on January 7, 2008, and not reopen until 2010 or later. The museum, known as Corinthian Hall, and the carriage house will get new windows and doors and be cleared of lead...
A Lifetime of Service
Photos and obituary article about Leonard Passantino (1925-2001), or Bull Passantino, a "longtime Northeast resident" and "co-owner and operator of Passantino Bros. Funeral Home on Independence Boulevard."...
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and text about the postcard and the R.A. Long mansion.
A Stately and Serene Oasis in Kessler Park
February 13, 2011
A short description of the Colonnade and JFK Memorial in Kessler Park located at the intersection of Gladstone Boulevard and St. John Avenue. The Colonnade, designed by Henry Wright and possibly based...
An Outsider Takes a Peek into the Life of William R. Royster, the Last of Kansas City's Old Time Politicians
Photos and biographical article about William Reid Royster, or William Royster, "still judged by some to be the most powerful man in Kansas City" politically in 1970. Growing up in Northeast Kansas City...
Anderson Avenue at Gladstone Boulevard
Postcard of stone bridge at Anderson Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard
Andi Udris, Museum Killer
June 8, 2005
Article in the paper's "Publisher's Perspective" column concerning the recent appointment of Andi Udris as Union Station CEO. Michael Bushnell gives his opinion of the appointment and of what he considers...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of Kansas City's park and boulevard system, depicting Admiral Boulevard, Grand Avenue, Independence Avenue, Woodland Avenue, Cliff Drive, and Gladstone Boulevard.
Description with photos and history of Belmont Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Wilson Avenue to Gladstone Boulevard, 0.72 miles long, acquired in 1913.
Biography of Frances Royster Williams (1900-1995), Cartoonist and Children's Author
Biography of John McKecknie (1862-1934), Architect
Biography of Loula Long Combs (1881-1971), Equestrian
Biography of Robert A. Long (1850-1934), Lumberman
Blast from the Past: Kansas City, Missouri's Northeast Neighborhood Is Still a Splendid Step Back in Time
Photos and article about the "[b]eautiful, historic homes" of the Northeast residential district including the following houses: (1) the 1891 John Pierceson home (renovated by owner Ann Carter) on Benton...
Bridge Named For Hospital Founders
December 2, 2004
Short notice indicating that the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners had voted to name a bridge over Anderson Avenue in the Northeast area after Katharine Berry Richardson and Alice...
Bridging the Halfway Mark
April 9, 2003
Report on the work being done to replace the Gladstone Boulevard bridge over Anderson Street. The bridge is located on the south end of the Concourse and the original bridge was a century old. Work on...
Postcard of downtown Kansas City, looking east from Broadway
Claude "Fiddler" Williams Is Coming Back: Northeast Cultural Arts Announces Sixth Free Concert Series
Announcement of the planned appearance of Claude Williams, or Fiddler Williams, an award-winning jazz musician "performing a number of jazz classics" at the Independence Boulevard Christian Church, 606...
Scene near the home of R. A. Long on Gladstone Boulevard.
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