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1. 'There's no Such Store Anywhere Else.' 'There's no Such Store Anywhere Else.' April 1, 2004 Harry J. Epstein Co., a singular hardware store in Kansas City since 1930, carries exotic and unusual hardware. In this article local artists describe their favorite finds.

2. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of John Daniel Peerson, or John Peerson, a "merchant, dealing in general hardware and agricultural implements in Oak Grove," Missouri. "[B]orn in Sniabar township, Jackson county, November...

3. A Surplus of Quirkiness 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...

4. A Well Known Business Man Dies Very Suddenly From Heart Disease A Well Known Business Man Dies Very Suddenly From Heart Disease March//1902 Obituary for local businessman George S. Battell who died March 1, 1902. He was a partner in the business of Zahner and Battell Manufacturing Company. Includes his photograph.

5. Biography of John F. Richards (1834-1922), Hardware Store Owner Biography of John F. Richards (1834-1922), Hardware Store Owner 1999

6. Bunting-Stone Hardware Company Building Bunting-Stone Hardware Company Building Interior view.

7. Bunting-Stone Hardware Company Interior Bunting-Stone Hardware Company Interior Interior view; includes 4 unidentified men and sign reading "Bunting-Stone Hardware Company".

8. Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index 1938 One paragraph of biography of George Allan, the president of the Kansas City Pump Company, at 1314 West 11th Street, "jobbers for pumps, windmills, plumbing and heating supplies, and other hardware goods,"...

9. Cityscape: Corner Hardware Falls on Hard Times, Will Close--39th Street Store Feels Competition from Cityscape: Corner Hardware Falls on Hard Times, Will Close--39th Street Store Feels Competition from Home Depot June/5/2001 Photo and article about the going-out-of-business of Johnson Sentry Hardware at 1800 West 39th Street in 2001 due to intense competition from a new nearby Home Depot discount hardware store offering lower...

10. Colonel John Conover, 1835-1914 Colonel John Conover, 1835-1914 December 1923 One paragraph about the origin of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company, founded in 1875 in Leavenworth, Kansas, and moved in 1884 to Kansas City.

11. Ernst Stoeltzing Ernst Stoeltzing ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for Ernst Stoeltzing showing a girl cutting a piece of meat or sausage with a large knife while two boys and a dog look on. Front of card is stamped with: "Tel. 851 Grand. Est. 1863. Ernst...

12. George Battell George Battell 1908 Biographical sketch of George Battell (1856-1902), "a partner in the Zahner & Battell Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of metal specialties and stoves" and a hardware store at 940 Main Street, moving...

13. Group of Salesmen Group of Salesmen Group photo identified as Bunting sales force.

14. H. J. Brunner: One of the Best Known and Most Successful Kansas City Merchants H. J. Brunner: One of the Best Known and Most Successful Kansas City Merchants April/14/1894 Illustration and biographical sketch of H. J. Brunner, describing his hardware business started after his arrival in Kansas City in 1876 and employing 150 people at the Ridge Building on Walnut Street....

15. History of Kansas City, Missouri History of Kansas City, Missouri 1888 Portrait and biographical sketch of John Richards, founder of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company and a former western Indian trader. Born in Virginia in 1834 and moving to Missouri in 1836 before...

16. J. F. Richards, Self-Made: Richards-Conover Founder, Orphan at 12 J. F. Richards, Self-Made: Richards-Conover Founder, Orphan at 12 Winter//1970 Photo and biographical article about John Francisco Richards, or John Richards (1834-1922), founder and president of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company. Native of Virginia raised in Saint Louis and...

17. John F. Richards: Son-in-Law of Zenas Leonard John F. Richards: Son-in-Law of Zenas Leonard March//1969 History of the Richards & Conover hardware distribution and sales company starting in Leavenworth and moving to Kansas City in 1875, with illustrations and photo and description of John Richards, the company's...

18. John Francisco Richards John Francisco Richards December 1923 Description of the early history of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company, established in Leavenworth before the Civil War and in Kansas City by 1875 at 424 Delaware Street. Company founded by John Francisco...

19. John Francisco Richards John Francisco Richards December 1923 Mention of "the store of D. A. McKnight," bought by the hardware store of J. F. Richards & Company in 1875 and moving to 424 Delaware Street.

20. John Richards, Harware Store Merchant John Richards, Harware Store Merchant 1901 Photo and bio of John Richards, early "hardware merchant" in Kansas City. Born in Virginia in 1834 and moving to Missouri in the early 1850s as a hardware store employee (at Sibley and Saint Louis) before...