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World War I
Penn Valley Park
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Askren, Robert G
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
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 City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A Dream of What Might Be When Kansas City Acquires "Signboard" Hill [and] What Will Happen if "Signboard" Hill Is Allowed to Continue
Large illustrations of potential developments on Signboard Hill (later the site of the Crown Center mixed use complex) across Main Street from Liberty Memorial and Penn Valley Park. First illustration...
A Great American: A Tribute to General John Joseph Pershing
Book (with numerous photos) about General John Joseph Pershing, or John Pershing, America's commanding general in France during World War I (appearing at the dedication of the World War I Liberty Memorial...
A Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
A Monumental Failure?
Discusses the controversy surrounding the planned expansion and new museum at the Liberty Memorial.
Description of John Parks, "art instructor at the University of Kansas, who recently completed an elaborate decoration at Sidney's restaurant on Linwood boulevard." Description of his "mural depict[ing]...
Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City
Aerial view looking north from approximately 27th Street. Union Station, Liberty Memorial and Crown Center Buildings are visible as well as downtown Kansas City.
Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing the area around 25th Street and Holmes Avenue. Liberty Memorial, Union Station and the railroads are all visible. Map identified from...
Aerial View of Liberty Memorial and Union Station
Aerial view of Liberty Memorial and Union Station looking north.
Allied Commanders in World War I
Photograph portrait of the five allied commanders in World War I. Standing in uniform from left to right are Lt. General Baron Jacques (Belgium); General Armando Vittorio Diaz (Italy); Marshal Ferdinand...
Folder includes published brochures and speeches, photographs of the 1921 American Legion Convention Executive Committee, charter of the William T. Fitzsimons Post No.8 which was the first post organized...
American Legion Fountain
Postcard of the American Legion Fountain
Architecture 1913-1933: Metamorphs in Twenty Years
Discussion of how architecture changed in the period following 1885-1913, with examples of Union Station and Liberty Memorial.
Banking on a New KC Legacy
June 12, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City moved into its new headquarters located near Liberty memorial and the edge of Penn Valley Park. The grand opening is scheduled for June 12, 2008. The new building...
Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector
May 26, 2010
The Penn Valley Conservancy is a new organization and a "potentially powerful ally for the stretched city parks department" in advocating for the park. The group's purpose is to protect the historic park...
Biography of Daniel MacMorris (1893-1981), Artist
Biography of Mary Atkins (1836-1911), Benefactress
Biography of Robert A. Long (1850-1934), Lumberman
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