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Susan Jezak Ford
A Historic Makeover
AUgust 3, 2007
The Midtown Theatre, located at 13th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to reopen in the spring of 2008 following a $28 million makeover. The new renovations include cabaret seating and several...
A Treasure Leaves Town: Gertrude Keith a Force in Earliest Corridor Developments
Short review of Gertrude Keith's contributions to the city. Mayor Kay Barnes proclaimed April 27, 2003, as Gertrude Keith Day, and in May 2003, the Parks and Recreation Commission named the library/resource...
About Town: Leaves Are Back on Original Site
Biographical article about the family of Isham Miles Hale, or Isham Hale, owner of a "40-acre farm" at 63rd and Troost Avenues in 1876, dying in 1899, with information about his daughters making art with...
After Years of Gracing City's Stages, Prominent Actress Dies of Cancer
July 12, 2006
Local actress Elizabeth Robbins died July 11, 2006, at her home at the age of 51. She was married to actor/director Mark Robbins and leaves a 12-year-old son. She had performed professionally in Kansas...
Autograph Book Finding Aid
This 89-page book of autographs does not contain the owner or compiler's name. The 244 signatures appear to have been gathered during 1867-1868. With each name is a state, and because the name of Schulyer...
Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber
Biography of Rebecca Jaramillo (1939-2005), Advocate for Equal Rights
Bone Spring Co., The
Advertising card for The Bone Spring Co. showing a giraffe eating leaves from a tree. Front of card says: “The Bone Spring Co., Manufacturers of Patent Spring Beds.” Front lower left corner has number...
Browning, King & Co.
Advertising card for Browning, King & Co. showing a leaf containing an image of a dwelling with water in foreground at dusk. Back of card says: "Browning, King & Co., Manufacturers and Retailers of Fine...
City's First Black Postmaster, Health Inspector Leaves Impressionable Mark on Community
February 15-21, 2013
Article profiles the lives and careers of Tisha and Chester Starks, prominent members of the Kansas City Black community during the 1930s and 1940s. Tisha Starks' career with the U.S. Postal Service is...
Family Pharmacy Closes
Don's Pharmacy located on St. John Avenue closed its doors for good on May 20. That leaves Spalittos Pharmacy as the last family-owned and operated pharmacy in the northeast area.
First Congregational Church
Postcard of the First Congregational Church at Admiral Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in Northeast Kansas City
George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary
December 10, 2008
George L. Mailliard, Sr., known as Mr. M., died on December 9, 2008. He owned Mailliard's Incorporated, a men and boys clothing store which began in the Prairie Village Shopping Center in 1954. Eventually...
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing autumn scene with colored leaves. One of a set of four cards (each one a season). Back of card lists branch houses and their addresses...
Hal Melia Leaves KC
Brief article reporting the 2004 departure of Hal Melia from Kansas City. During his 6 years in Kansas City, Melia was one of the city's hardest working jazz musicians, performing 220 gigs in 2003 on top...
Harnden Seed Co., The
Advertising card for The Harnden Seed Co. showing a man with a brown leaf (tobacco?) for a head. Front of card says: "Buy Harnden's Seeds. That's What." Front lower left corner has number C-681. Back of...
He'll Bring a New Dimension
March 6, 2010
Julian Zugazagoitia has been named the new director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. A native of Mexico City, Zugazagoitia studied in Paris and earned a doctoral degree in philosophy. He leaves...
Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail
May 24, 1948
First cargo of letters ever dispatched here in a helicopter leaves the Liberty Memorial Mall in this craft, depicting the scene in a large photo.
Hispanic Leader Takes National Post
July 27, 2005
Current president and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Cici Rojas, leaves Kansas City to take up position as vice president of the national Hispanic chamber....
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