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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
City Development Depar...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
$4 Million to Union Station
June 6, 2014
Article announces that the Hall Family Foundation has made a donation of four million dollars to Union Station to assist with planned improvements to this historic site. Union Station chief executive officer,...
''...It Was Founded Upon a Rock''
July 1, 1953
History of the American Hereford Association with drawing of new headquarters building built at West 11th Street and Jefferson, including floor plans for all three floors. The Association began June 22,...
'KC Live' Kickoff to Light Up City
March 6, 2008
The long-awaited Power and Light District opens with a kickoff event in the Kansas City Live block at 14th Street and Grand Boulevard. The Cordish Company plans 150 events that include rock, country and...
11th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 11th Street, East from Wyandotte
12th Street Poised for Big Things
March 2, 2006
Article about Ollie Gates' plans to revitalize the area around 12th and the Paseo. His vision includes restoring William T. Fitzgerald Memorial Fountain, erect a memorial to African American soliders and...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
18th & Vine District to Inaugurate Jazz Walk of Fame
August 22-28, 2014
Article announces that a ceremony to honor distinguished Kansas City jazz musicians by installing 30-inch bronze medallions in the sidewalks along 18th Street near the 18th and Vine District will take...
1908 Flood, Morris Packing Plant
Postcard of the Morris Packing Plant during the 1908 Flood
1908 Flood, Union Avenue
Postcard of Union Avenue during the 1908 Flood
43rd and Baltimore
Looking west along 43rd Street from Baltimore; shows trestle bridge. Photograph annotated with plans for Brookside Boulevard extension.
47th Street at Virginia Avenue
View looking southeast from 47th and Virginia Avenue, indicating plans to widen 47th Street. Shows Paseo High School, Swope Parkway, and Paseo Boulevard.
50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song
Brief article describing the 50th season of the Lyric Opera and plans for the move to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Also described is recently purchased 30,000-square-foot building that...
A Beef in the Bottoms
June 19-25, 2014
Brief history of the annual Kansas City Pride Fest that has been held in various locations across the city since the late 1970s. Past and present festival organizers and represenatives from the Kansas...
A Cinematic Gem
December 8, 2013
Article focuses upon the history of the Plaza Grill & Cinema in Ottawa, Kansas. The theater's owner, Rita (Peach) Madl, is interviewed. Madl describes the process by which she discovered that the Plaza...
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 Collection on the Move
February 9, 2014
Article summarizes the movement of materials belonging to the Marr Sound Archives from their current location to the automated storage and retrieval system added to the Miller Nichols Library in 2011....
A Field of Fans' Dreams
May 22, 2007
The Royals baseball team and Jackson County officials have unveiled a $250 million renovation plan for Kauffman Stadium. Construction is to begin in October of 2007 and be completed by opening day of 2010....
A Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
A History of Disappointment, but Optimism Survives
November 24, 2013
Article describes problems facing the operations of the American Jazz Museum. The museum is compared against the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which it shares a location with on 18th Street, and local...
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