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Metropolitan Street Ra...
Frank J Munagle
Arthur N Alkire
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Bion J Arnold
Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate
Biography of Charles F. Morse (1839-1926), Businessman and Civic Leader
MSRy Corporate History
A two page flow chart that displays the corporate history of the Metropolitan Street Railway from 1860 through 1926. The various street railway companies that were consolidated into the Kansas City Public...
A Civic Triumph
Article about the failure of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company to gain a long-term contract with the city for a franchise on street railways.
28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City
Article about the history and unique facts about cable cars and street railways other than the electric type in Kansas City, detailing each company, with photos.
A Fight for Franchise Extension
Article about the Metropolitan Street Railway Company in Kansas City, Missouri, and its efforts to extend its franchise rights to 1951, with political and financial fighting against Mayor Henry Beardsley...
Our Street Car System
Article details out where many of the streetcar lines are currently running as well as areas where future growth is expected. It mentions the Heim Electric line and the Leavenworth Electric line. Also...
Street Railway Facilities
December 28, 1907
Article gives a short history of street railways in Kansas City from mule cars to electric run street railways. Also talks about the Metropolitan system and its effect on the expansion of the city.
Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
Aticle about the eighth Designers' Showhouse, at 1008 Valentine Road, a Victorian mansion built in 1901-1902 for the family of Llewellyn James, general counsel for the Armour Packing Company and later...
Who's Who among Carmen
Biographical article about Frank Nelson, "Motorman No. 1 of the Metropolitan" Street Railway Company and former "chief hostler of the Missouri Pacific railroad" in the 1880s.
The Book of Missourians
Biographical sketch of Frank Walsh, a lawyer born in Saint Louis in 1864 and coming to Kansas City in 1886, becoming trial attorney for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company in 1896 with office in the...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Joseph Harder, secretary and treasurer of the Kansas City Public Service Company at 728 Delaware Street, born in Indiana in 1855 and moving to Springfield, Missouri, as a railroad...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Walton Holmes, former "president of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company" from 1899 to 1902, a native Missourian born in 1861 as a son of Nehemiah Holmes, joining his father's...
Representative Men of the West in Caricature
Caricature and biographical sketch of Henry Flower, "president of the Fidelity and Trust Company and a director of the Metropolitan Street Railway company of Kansas City," born in Indiana in 1860.
KCResources, page 25
From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City
Description of the street car empire of Bernard and Thomas Corrigan, gaining them much political and financial power in late 19th century Kansas City with the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
An Answer to His Critics, Frank Walsh and the Kansas City Star
Editorial article written by Bernard Corrigan, president of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, about the unfair treatment of his railway's operations in the Kansas City Star and the newspaper's "stump...
The Franchise: Four Sides of a Two Sided Question
Extensive editorial article about the upcoming vote on "the franchise extension question of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company" of Kansas City and its various issues.
File contains the newspaper obituary (January 7, 1914, The Kansas City Times) for Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), "contractor and former president of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company." Corrigan moved...
Bernard Corrigan Residence
Folder containing a nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places for the residence of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1913), "a contractor, street railway magnate, and real estate speculator" moving...
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