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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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...
Brighter Outlook at Union Station
December 22, 2010
“The balance sheet as of the end of October showed a positive cash flow of more than $1.5 million and pointed to a robust end-of-the-year surplus – a first for the station that only managed to break...
Byway Committee Secures Museum Gatehouse
The Cliff Drive Scenic Byway Committee will soon be attempting to secure and restore the caretaker's residence which is on the east side of the Kansas City Museum. This two story bungalow will become an...
C. C. Swallow
Head and shoulders view of C. C. Swallow.
Calm after the Storm: Cultures without Borders Opens with Success
Photos and article about "the Cultures Without Borders travelling [sic] art exhibit" at Corinthian Hall (home of the Kansas City Museum). Description of the awards for works of various local artists (largely...
July 21, 2004
Recently a harness cart used by Loula Long Combs was uncovered in the Longview Farms show barn as reconstruction work was happening there. The Friends of the Kansas City Museum plan on using this cart...
City Severs Management Contract with Union Station
December 11, 2013
On December 5th the Kansas City Council passed a unanimous vote to sever a 20-year management agreement with Union Station Kansas City, Inc. As of May 1, 2014, the city's Parks and Recreation Department...
Closed Church's History Saved
July 28, 2011
The Kansas City Museum received a significant donation of records and artifacts from the historic Melrose United Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales avenues in the Northeast community. The church...
Community Mourns Loss of Leader
April 8, 2009
Obituary for Ruthanne Harper (74), a longtime resident and advocate for Kansas City's historic Northeast Community. Harper was actively involved with the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood, Old Northeast...
Conference Rooms=Exhibit Rooms?/!
The city architect's department sponsored proposed restoration for Corinthian Hall with International Architects Atelier, Inc. drawing the plans.. Tom Bean is City Architect and is quoted in the article....
Description and history of the Robert Alexander Long house, Corinthian Hall, in Kansas City at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard. Built in 1909-1920 and designed by Henry F. Hoit, the house became the Kansas City...
Corinthian Hall. ..Museum Director Says Fears Are Unfounded
Article about the projected symbiotic relationship between the Kansas City Museum and Science City in raising funds for each other.
Corinthian Hall Dispute Settled
June 28, 2007
It appears that Union Station will continue to manage the Kansas City Museum and will receive the museum levy revenue of close to $1.4 million. "The station will concede to the city the trademark 'Kansas...
Corinthian Hall Is On the Rebound
July 21, 2014
Update on the continuing renovations to Corinthian Hall, home of the Kansas City Museum. To date, $10 million has been spent refurbishing the home and its surrounding buildings, including new roofing,...
Corinthian Hall: An American Palace on Gladstone
Description of the design and construction of the R. A. Long residence, known as "Corinthian Hall," before becoming the Kansas City Museum.
Current Management Paradigm Spells Doom For Museum
May 5, 2004
Part of the "Publisher's Perspective" column. Editorial on the fate of the Kansas City Musuem, its ties to Union Station Kansas City, Inc. and ways that it can be saved. Includes three suggestions: sever...
Deaths: Mrs. Nell Stevenson
Obituary for Nell Hare Stevenson, or Nell Stevenson, "4912 Mercier" Street, a lifelong Kansas Citian and daughter of local architect Sid Hare (a nationally known city planner and landscape architect of...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biographical information about Robert Alexander Long, or R. A. Long (1850-1934), "Missouri's most famous lumber entrepreneur" and owner of "the nation's largest lumber produc[ing]" company in 1920, with...
October 31-November 6, 2013
Article that summarizes the ongoing problems associated with the running of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall by Union Station. A brief history of the museum's establishment is provided. The merger...
Do You Know What You Have?
A guest commentary in which the author explains the beginning guiding principles for the museum and how important it is to keep funding available for the continued use of Corinthian Hall.
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