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1. Architects Architects Photo and information on Charles Smith (1867-1948), architect of the Kansas City School District from 1898 to 1936. Native of Ohio coming to Kansas City in 1898 as a designer of several public schools...

2. Kansas City's Pla-More Is Mecca of Amusement Kansas City's Pla-More Is Mecca of Amusement 1950 Description of the "unique" multi-purpose amusement center, founded in 1927 at 3142 Main Street, including uses as bowling alleys, roller rinks, ballroom, circuses, boxing matches, Ice Capades, coffee...

3. Margaret Field Margaret Field ca. 1947 Ice skater Margaret Field, in flight. Field, a native of California, performed in the travelling production "Ice Cycles of 1947."

4. Memories of the Pla-Mor Memories of the Pla-Mor November-December//1974 History of the "recreation center" and dance hall at Main Street and 31st Terrace, razed in 1972 but host to such muscial entertainers as Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Frank Sinatra.

5. Nelly Don Collection Finding Aid Nelly Don Collection Finding Aid circa 1920-1950 The Nelly Don Collection contains 35 black and white photographic prints donated to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in August 2001. The donor's aunt had been an employee of the Donnelly Garment...

6. New Role for Pla-Mor Ballroom New Role for Pla-Mor Ballroom May 3, 1970 Photo and article about the renovation and reopening of the "old Pla-Mor ballroom, 3140 Main street," as "Freedom Palace under billing as headquarters for the 'world's hottest pop-rock super groups.'"...

7. Pla-Mor Amusement Center Pla-Mor Amusement Center November/6/1927 Ad for the Pla-Mor Amusement Center with a large illustration and map of the building.

8. Pla-Mor Ballroom Pla-Mor Ballroom

9. Pla-Mor Swimming Pool and Beach Now Open Pla-Mor Swimming Pool and Beach Now Open August 1936 Photo and ad for the swimming pool at the Pla-Mor Amusement Center, also a venue for dancing, bowling, billards or pool, ice skating, and ice hockey at 32nd Street between Main and Wyandotte Streets.

10. Q.: When Did the Kansas City Greyhounds Hockey Team Play Here? Q.: When Did the Kansas City Greyhounds Hockey Team Play Here? June 29, 1990 ''The team first took the ice in 1928 as the Pla-Mors, but the Greyhound Bus Company became a team sponsor for their second season. Hence the name change. This minor-league team played in the American...

11. Rear Window Rear Window February//1997 Photo of a the Pla-Mor's billboard in 1949, announcing coming attractions of "Vaughn Monroe," "Tex Beneke," and "Ice Hockey."

12. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p457 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p457 1909-1950 A portion of Kansas City from W. 31st Street south to W. Linwood Boulevard and from Central Street east to Main Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to...

13. Swimming Pool to Be Feature of Pla-Mor This Summer Swimming Pool to Be Feature of Pla-Mor This Summer April 21, 1931 Article tells how brothers Paul and Lyle Fogel, owners of Pla-Mor, are building a swimming pool in the building occupied by the ice skating rink, thus creating all-year activities at the Pla-Mor arena....

14. The Big Band Almanac The Big Band Almanac //1978 History of the Andy Kirk big band, formed in 1929 with "Kansas City headquarters" during the Depression, playing at such venues as the Pla-Mor Amusement Center.

15. The Great Skate Revival The Great Skate Revival October 1979 Review of roller rinks during the current late-1970s trend as well as those of the past, notably the Pla-Mor Amusement Center.

16. The Last Dance The Last Dance March//1980 Stories of the two major ballrooms of the city, once located at 31st and Wyandotte Streets (the Pla-Mor) and at 3101 Gillham Plaza (El Torreon), popular as dance halls in the 1920s-1940s with some of the...