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Businesses -- Early
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
E. Pinkert, Furrier
Advertising card for E. Pinkert showing a tray with picture cards on it. The top card has three birds sitting on a limb, one singing. One of two cards with similar design and theme. Cards are embossed....
Advertising card for E. Shukert showing two birds sitting on branches. The image has a turquoise border with a branch of pink blossoms. Back of card has long advertising copy starting: “Ladies! Having...
Advertising card for E. Shukert showing a girl standing with a cat in front of a chair. Back of card has long advertising copy starting: “Ladies! Having just returned from Europe with a large importation...
Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw
Illustrated map of the Thomas Smart farm in 1837, showing its later street divisions and land value differences by 1928 ($400 to $50 million). Bounded on this map by 9th, 12th, Holmes, and the alley west...
Early Kansas City Architects: Adriance and John Van Brunt
Photos and biographical article about Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913) and John Van Brunt (1855-1924), brothers and architects not related to fellow Kansas City architects Henry Van Brunt and Courtlandt...
Early Kansas City Architects: Van Brunt and Howe
Photo and biographical article about Henry Van Brunt (1836-1903) and Frank Howe (1849-1909), partners in the Kansas City architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe, established here in 1885. Van Brunt a native...
East 10th Street and Main
Downtown street scene showing a man standing on the north side of E. 10th St. between Main and Walnut facing west towards the Victor Building (10th & Main). The Land Bank Building and New England Bank...
Edward L. Walsh Dies
Photo and obituary for Edward Walsh, "70, Ponce de Leon apartments, 4555 Main street, retired vice-president of the Commerce Trust company." Native of Saint Joseph, Missouri coming to Kansas City about...
Electric Street Railway Car on Main
View of electric street railway car Number 784, Route 56, 63rd Street, Country Club. Located on Main Street at 31st Street.
Elks' Club Building
Postcard of the Elk's Club Building
Empire Clothing Company
Advertising card for Empire Clothing Company showing a red bird in a cage pecking at a piece of fruit. Card is cut in the shape of the cage. Back of card says: "Empire Clothing Company, Fine Clothing &...
End of the Empire--Longtime Downtown Theater Closed
October 25, 1985
The Empire Theater at 1400 Main Street, which began as a vaudeville house in 1921 and was the last move house within the Downtown loop, has closed.
English Kitchen Restaurant City Directory Entry
Entry for the English Kitchen restaurant at 228 Main Street in the 1871 city directory.
Erma and Vera Waltner
File containing a photo, illustration, and information on "two Kansas City writers, Erma and Vera Waltner, whose adult fiction has appeared in more than thirty national magazines." Natives of Kansas City...
Ethel, Missouri, Main Street
View down Main Street in Ethel, Missouri. Car visible traveling down dirt road in distance. Businesses on either side of street with signs Lumber...J. F. Lewelli[n] & Son and [A]. R. Williams...Real Estate....
Reference to the location of the Evans Hotel at the southwest corner of Main Street and the Levee at "Lot 1, Block 1, Old Town."
Folder contains information about the first lot bought from the Prudhomme estate, "Lot 1, Block 1, Old Town," by William B. Evans on which was built a log tavern and hotel at Main Street and the Levee....
Exchange Building Bought
January 3, 2014
Article announces that the Kansas City Board of Trade building at 4800 Main Street has been sold to Mariner Real Estate Management, LLC. The company is described as a real estate investment firm with dealings...
F. J. Lammers and E. Shukert
March 4, 1905
Photos and descriptions of the businesses of F. J. Lammers and E. Shukert, clothing business men in Kansas City. Description of Lammers as "one of the well-known and popular tailors of Kansas City" at...
F. R. Leonard
Advertising card for F. R. Leonard showing a boy painting letters on a fence while a girl looks on. Letters on fence say: "This card is perfumed with Hoyts German Cologne, Fragrant & Lasting, Trial size...
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