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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
1891-1941 (Bulk 1891-1...
Ginger Club Businesses Offer Snappy Service
January 30, 2008
Postcard image showing the 300 block of East 12th Street (circa 1909) and a short article about the "Ginger Club," a group of 12th Street business owners who promoted the 300 block area and whose motto...
General Joseph O. Shelby Undefeated to the Last
January 26, 2011
Postcard image of the Joseph O. Shelby memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery (69th & Troost) and short article about the military career of General Shelby. The memorial pays homage to Confederate soldiers who...
From Packing Meat to Packing Heat
June 9, 2010
Postcard image of the Cudhay Packing Co. plant (Kansas City, Kansas) and short article about the company's founder Patrick Cudahy. Patrick and his brothers partnered with the Armour Packing House in the...
Fred Harvey Restaurant
Interior view of the Fred Harvey Restaurant at the Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. ''In the east wing of the Union Station, Kansas City adjoining the Grand Lobby, is the Restaurant. The decorations...
Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge
November 7, 2007
Postcard image of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge located at 11th & Central and formerly the James Ogelbay residence. The caption includes information about James Ogelbay, an early Kansas City...
Fountain Stands the Test of Time
March 28, 2012
Postcard image and short article about the American Legion Memorial Fountain. Originally located at Ninth and Main streets, the drinking fountain was designed by Kansas City sculptor Robert Merril Gage...
First National Bank
Postcard of the interior of the First National Bank Building at 10th and Baltimore
Fire Destroys Once Grand Fairmount Park
March 23, 2011
Postcard image and short historical article about the old Fairmount Park, located in what is now Sugar Creek, Missouri. The 50-acre recreational area was developed by railroad magnate Arthur Stilwell to...
Filled: The Real Deal on Northeast's Reservoir
March 14, 2012
Article gives a history of the old reservoir overlooking Cliff Drive in the Northeast district. The reservoir was completed in 1920 and had a capacity of 16 million gallons of water. However, it was obsolete...
Fidelity National Bank
2 postcards of the old and new Fidelity National Bank buildings
Federal Van and Storage Company
December 7, 2005
In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column is featured a postcard for the Federal Van and Storage Co. which operated at the corner of 40th and Broadway. Includes a picture of a moving van as well...
Famed Theater Designers Made Mark on Kansas City
March 24, 2010
Short article about Robert and Carl Boller, founders of the Boller & Boller architectural firm. The brothers designed and remodeled hundreds of theaters in the western United States, including several...
Excelsior Springs, Regent Spring & Wabash Depot
2 postcards of Excelsior Springs, Regent Spring & Wabash Depot
Elks Building Gone but Lodge 26 Still Vibrant
September 21, 2011
Postcard image and short article about the old Elks Lodge, no. 26 building located at 7th & Grand streets. The brownstone building was designed by William Walters of Oshkosh, Wis., and served as the Wisconsin...
Electric Park: Kansas City's Coney Island 1900-1925
A 45-page paper on the history of Electric Park with the information arranged chronologically. Chapter 9, "Souvenirs," contains a listing of known postcards of Electric Park. Includes copies of maps and...
Early 1900s School Site Is Now Interstate Interchange
June 23, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the Chace Public School and its namesake, former Kansas City mayor Charles A. Chace. Built in 1880, the school was located on Paseo Blvd. between 15th and 16th streets....
Durand's Chicken Dinners-Nothing Better
February 19, 2014
Postcard image of Durand's Restaurant in Platte Woods, Missouri (7512 N.W. Highway 71) and a short article about the development of the city. Platte Woods was incorporated in 1956 in order to avoid annexation...
Downtown, North from R.A. Long Building
Postcard view of Downtown Kansas City, looking North from the roof of the R.A. Long Building at 10th and Grand
Cure For What Ails Ya
October 5, 2011
Postcard image and short article about The Ralph Sanitarium in Kansas City, located at 529 Highland Street. The treatment center was founded by Dr. Benjamin Burroughs Ralph. According to the postcard advertisement,...
Crowds Flock to Memorial Dedication
May 25, 2011
Postcard image and accompanying article describing the large crowds and dignitaries on hand for the dedication of the Liberty Memorial, November 1, 1921.
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