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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
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....
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.
CowParade Kansas City
Book contains color photographs of the over 200 decorated fiber glass cows that were on display in the Kansas City area in 2001. It also includes a timeline and a short history of the story of cattle in...
Corner Market Did Business on Ninth Street
December 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article about Benedict L. Bredburg's Metropolitan Grocery. The store was located at 5000 E. Ninth St. in Kansas City, Missouri. The postcard dates from the early 1900s.
Convention Hall, Interior
Two postcards of the Convention Hall and its interior.
Cliff Drive, Spring
Postcard of the Spring on Cliff Drive
Civil War Heritage in Forest Hill Cemetery
January 4, 2012
Postcard image and brief history of Forest Hill Cemetery. Located at 69th St. and Troost Ave., Forest Hill was incorporated in 1888 and is the resting place of several notable Kansas Citians. The cemetery...
Castle Hahatonka Served as an Oasis from City Life
July 7, 2010
Postcard image and short article about Castle Hahatonka in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The "castle" was the dream of Robert McClure Snyder, a Kansas City businessman who built it as a vacation home...
Car Dealers Replace Old Mill
July 6, 2011
Postcard image of the the Old Watt's Mill on Indian Creek and a short article about the mill's history. It was built in 1832 by Jackson County Judge John Fitzhugh and later purchased by Anthony Watts of...
Building Stands the Test of Time and Redevelopment
September 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article on the Kansas City Power and Light building, located at 14th Street and Walnut. Completed in 1931, the 31-story building was designed by local architects Hoit, Price and...
Biography of Mildred Kittell Ray (Mrs. Sam) (1895-1996), Teacher, Historian, and Writer
Biography of Joyce C. Hall (1891-1982), Founder of Hallmark Cards
Benton Circle: The Early Days
August 12, 2009
Postcard image (ca. 1925-30) of the Benton Circle intersection located at St. John Avenue and Benton and Gladstone boulevards. The accompanying article includes information about a monument and plaque...
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