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Pioneer Mother Statue
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A City's Fight for Beauty
Story of the parks and boulevards in Kansas City. Many photos of the Paseo and one of Penn Valley Park. One map of the city's parks.
A Classic goal for bank
October 10, 2003
Article describes plans for new Federal Reserve bank building near Penn Valley Park. President Thomas M. Hoenig, said the New York architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and the Kansas City firm...
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 Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
A New Place to Land
Article describes the transformation of the former BMA Tower at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway into luxury condominiums ("a residential Ritz-Carlton"). Renamed One Park Place, the tower, designed...
A Union Station Park
Short article about the favorable proposition to use the "land directly to the south of the new Union Station. ..for park purposes," and "that ample traffic ways to the east and to the west from the station...
Aerial View of 26th and Broadway
Aerial view looking northeast from 26th & Broadway. Included in view are Union Station and Penn Valley Park.
Aerial View of Penn Valley Park
Aerial view looking north near 29th and Wyandotte. Shows military barracks south of Post Office and west of Saint Mary's Hospital.
An Impressive Start at Revitalizing Penn Valley Park
May 12, 2013
Editorial summarizes recent efforts to revitalize Penn Valley Park and suggests future improvements. The author states that the efforts took place under the leadership of the Penn Valley Park Conservancy...
An Interview With Henry Villarreal
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 29, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Lucy Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 21, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Automobile in Penn Valley Park
Car travelling down road in park near Santa Fe Trail marker.
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...
Beyond the Trees of Penn Valley Park, the Towers of the City
Photo of the park and the view from it of Downtown, with caption.
Biography of George E. Kessler (1862-1923), Landscape Architect
Blow Your Mind! Come to Westport. ..Where People Are Trying to Understand People
Photos and article about the culture of Westport in the late 1960s, describing the area's unusual types of businesses (many antique stores, The Today shop, The Sign Coffeehouse, Pryde's Westport Inn, Motherlove...
BMA Tower Profile (Business Men's Assurance Company)
Bucks and Lapse Stop Hugh Harry
April 30, 2006
The Native Sons Scouts had set a goal of raising $400,000 for a large statue of Harry Truman to be at Union Station and to be dedicated on May 8, Truman's birthday. As it turns out the group had not submitted...
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