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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Greater Kansas City's Foundations Were Built on Partying
Article describes the state of the Kansas City "night-life" industry in 2002. Clubs in Westport, City Market, and Midtown struggle against sprawl, and regulations they see as archaic.
Handbook of Housing Programs in Kansas City: Technical Bulletin No. 3
Thorough review of various housing programs covering areas in Downtown, Midtown, and Kansas City, North, with maps and discussion of how certain programs cover certain areas.
Portrait and biographical sketch of Henry Clark (1849-1907), a native of New York moving to Kansas City in 1876 as a realtor and builder of theaters and other buildings, including the Newmarket Theater...
Hi, Neighbor! How about Sprucing Up Your Store at 39th and Main?
Article about the poor conditions for shopping, health, and aesthetics at the Milgram's Supermarket at 3967 Main Street, part of "the Mid-City shopping area (39th Street and Main)," opened in 1933 at the...
Photos and article about the Hyde Park neighborhood. Includes history, architectural analysis, and pros/cons of living in the area.
HIV Patients Lose Clinic
September 1, 2004
Article about the closing of the Midtown ID Clinic. The clinic cared for Kansas City AIDS and HIV patients for 18 years.
Maps of the Midtown hospital district, located between Gillham, Troost, 27th, and 21st Street.
House Hunting: Inner City Attitude
Article about the nature of the Hyde Park Residential District as a historic place and as a place in which to own a home, located between 31st, Gillham, 47th, and Troost Avenues.
Hyde Park Hotel
Hyde Park Hotel, 336 W. 36th Street, was built in 1925 and later known as the Hyde Park Family Hotel. Pusateri's Restaurant in the hotel had an address of 3561 Broadway.
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Irvine Hockaday, Jr., or Irv Hockaday, "president and chief executive officer of Hallmark Cards" and former lawyer here with Lathrop & Gage and Kansas...
Is 39th Street Coming Back?
Article about the signs of both decline and coming back of the 39th & Main business district.
Joy Jacobs' New R Bar Leads West Bottoms Revival
November 20, 2009
Profile of business owner Joy Jacobs and the opening of her new restaurant called the R Bar (1617 Genessee St.), located in the same space that housed the old Sutera's restaurant. Jacobs formerly owned...
Joyce Hall of Hallmark
Photos and biographical article about Joyce Hall, founder and president of Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, discussing his career, the history of his business, "one of the country's best known and most prestigious...
Kansas City Firefighters Die
Explosions in which firefighters were killed: South Midtown Freeway explosion, November 29, 1988, six firemen killed. Continental Oil Company explosion and fire, August 18, 1959, five firemen killed. Penrod,...
Kansas City in the 1970s
Guided tours of Downtown, Midtown, and the Plaza with maps and descriptions of points of interest for each.
Kansas City News-Press Quarter of a Century Anniversary Edition: Celebrating 25 Years of Progress
Publication with many photos with captions and ads about businesses and other buildings in the vicinity of 31st and Troost Avenue.
Kansas City Says Its Time Is Here
Photo, map, and article about "the 85-acre redevelopment project of Hallmark Card Company" in Midtown Kansas City, part of the city's self-promotion as being on the cutting edge in urban development.
Kansas City Widens Its Streets
Description of the widening of streets in Downtown and Midtown, including Southwest Trafficway, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Wyandotte Street, with photos of before and after work.
Kansas City Will Miss Its 'Doughnut King'
November 12, 2005
Ray Lamar, founder of LaMar's Donuts, died at age 89 on November 10, 2005 of natural causes. He entered the business at age 17 working at the Jack Frost Donut Shop in midtown Kansas City, sold his interest...
Kansas City's Corridor
This article explores the concept of Kansas City's Corrider, "generally defined as reaching south from the Midtown Freeway (Truman Road) to Crown Center, the Hospital Hill complexes, and Penn Valley Park....
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