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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
September 22, 1950
Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...
12th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Wyandotte
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
A Delicate Job of Destruction: Hotel Tower Comes Down on Sunday
Diagrams explaining the demolition procedures through implosion of the Tower structure, preserving the older hotel part built in 1915.
A Family Tradition
May 25, 2002
The "Name Dropping" column features Kevin Pistilli and Cynthia Pistilli Savage, son and daughter of Philip Pistilli, manager of the Hotel Muehlebach for many years. Both Kevin and Cynthia are associated...
A KC Landmark Goes Overlooked
April 21, 2015
Article marking the 100th year of the Hotel Muehlebach at 12th and Baltimore. First opened in May 1915 on the former site of the old First Baptist Church, the 500-room, 12-story, $2 million hotel quickly...
A Mouse at the Muehlebach, Thank You Walt Disney
A fund raising gala by Thank You Walt Disney held January 26 at the Hotel Muehlebach featured Virginia Davis who starred in an early Disney motion picture. Nearly 100 people attended the event that celebrated...
Action Stires with Visit of Latin Leader Here
November 20, 1955
Photos and biographical article about the visit to Kansas City in 1955 by "the former president of the Dominican Republic [in the Caribbean Sea], Rafael Leonidas Trujillo," or General Rafael Trujillo....
An Interview With Louis Soltero
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 25, 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 contents....
An Old Plainsman's Story
September 8, 1913
Letter from William Querry, a member of the Old Plainsmen and Settlers Association, after the club's meeting in the Hotel Muehlebach, recalling his days as a former employee of the Russell, Majors & Waddell...
Babe Ruth File
Photos and information (from newspaper clippings) on visits to Kansas City in 1924 and 1931 by baseball star Babe Ruth (1895-1943). Ruth played in an Oct. 13, 1924 benefit baseball game at Meuhlebach Field...
Beauty at Finger Tips: Helen Keller Returns with Joys of the Orient
September 6, 1937
Photo and article about Helen Keller's return to Kansas City after her 5-month tour of the Orient at the Hotel Muehlebach, discussing the beauty of the area but also the dangerous war conditions.
Biography of George Muehlebach (1881-1955), Businessman
Biography of Joe Sanders (1896-1965), Musician
Broadway & 8th Street
Postcard view of Broadway & 8th Street
Centennial Planning Committee
July 6, 1949
Committee of civic leaders meeting at the Hotel Muehlebach to plan for the centennial celebrations of Kansas City, Missouri in 1950. From left to right (clockwise around table) are pictured Mayor William...
City Planning Conference Was Most Successful Meeting Yet Held
May 8, 1917
Article giving a general description of the "most successful" National City Planning Conference ever, held in Kansas City at Convention Hall and the Hotel Muehlebach, including the election of J. C. Nichols...
Formal group portrait of orchestra at the Hotel Muehlebach.
Davis Busy as He Relaxes
May 21, 1964
News article about Sammy Davis, Jr., the famous entertainer, appearing in Kansas City for a show for Menorah Medical Center at the Hotel Muehlebach.
Death of Ben Strauss
Photo and obituary for Benjamin Strauss, or Ben Strauss, "81 years old, widely known photographer and founder of Strauss-Peyton studios in Kansas City." Born in Cleveland in 1871 and coming to Kansas City...
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