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Joseph R Watson
Eric L Wesson
A Look at Frank Morgan
Photos, illustration, map (of his real estate holdings north of the river), and biographical article about Frank Sherman Morgan, or Frank Morgan, a "low profile" business executive and real estate developer...
Banker Morgan's Legacy Still Touches Lives and Shapes a City
May 11-17, 2007
Frank Morgan died in 1993 and was very influential in the development of the Kansas City metro area. He "had a hand in the construction of Town Pavilion, One Kansas City Place and 12 Wyandotte Plaza, among...
Biography of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), Author
Biography of Frank Morgan (1926-1993), Developer and Banker
Biography of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), Historian and Archivist
Brooklyn Avenue, 35th to 36th
Postcard of residences on Brooklyn Avenue betweeen 35th and 36th Streets
April 6-12, 2012
The 2012 Capstone Awards is a supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal, which "honors outstanding real estate development projects and transactions throughout the community." Some of the projects...
CBL Confirms Plans to Buy Oak Park Mall
October 18, 2005
A Tennessee based company called CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., is buying the Oak Park Mall located at 95th Street and Quivira Road in Johnson County, Kansas. The Mall opened in the mid-1970s, was...
Center In Line For a New Look
July 20, 2007
Oak Park Mall is planning $54 million in renovations and has presented plans for a three-phase project. Part of this money will be spent to renovate entrances, the food court, and center court along with...
Christian Church, Disciple Churches of Kansas City, Mo.
Montage of 20 different identified Christian (Disciples of Christ) Churches. Includes: Roanoke, Belmont, Swope Park, Fairmount, Country Club, Independence Blvd., Central, West Side, First Church at 3 different...
Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) Oak Park Christian Church
Exterior view of Oak Park Christian Church with four unidentified men standing by door, some holding building tools. Location listed as 43rd and Montgall. Postcard photograph.
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Walter Gaugh, co-partner of the Union Printing & Binding Company at 408 Admiral Boulevard. He was born in Kansas City in 1878 and entered his father's printing business about 1902,...
Cover Story: Local Heroes
Photo and bios of Bill Crooks and Paul Khoury, "owners and founders of PB&J Restaurants Inc.," a group of different restaurants around the city, starting in 1987 with Paradise Diner in Oak Park Mall and...
DrillDown Reveals Market Strength in Brush Creek Corridor
Report about a study of Kansas City with a focus on three urban market corridors indicating that the census undercounted population and households, "as much as 50 percent," in the Swope Parkway/Elmwood,...
Ernestly Missouri: Hemingway's Show-Me Experience
Photos and biographical article about Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), a "Nobel Prize-winning author" and world traveler "born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois" and coming to Kansas City in 1917 just after...
From 'Ghetto To Goldmine'
May 13-19, 2011
The first of a four-part series on the Linwood Shopping Center, focusing on the history and plans for the future. Before and after photos are included with the article.
How to Build a Shopping Mall. ..and How Not to
General description of the prominence of shopping malls in people's lives with an evaluation of three malls in serving the people--Independence Center, Ward Parkway, and Oak Park Mall.
Keeping up with the Macy's
July 29, 2005
Cincinnati-based Federated Department Stores will takover the St. Louis-based May Department Stores Co., current owners of the Jones Store, and rename all the Jones stores to Macy's. Currently the Jones...
Limelight: Rita Blitt. ..K. C. Artist on a Grand Scale
Photo and biographical article about Kansas City artist Rita Blitt and her "sculptures towering over shopping malls and tree tops," around the Kansas City area, "featured prominently in such places as...
Malls Shop For Their Future
November 26, 2000
Article details with the current problems associated with shopping malls and how they are trying to reinvent themselves. Includes a sheet which lists many of the local malls, giving the year opened, square...
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