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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
1891-1941 (Bulk 1891-1...
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...
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...
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...
Cliff Drive, Spring
Postcard of the Spring on Cliff Drive
Convention Hall, Interior
Two postcards of the Convention Hall and its interior.
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.
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...
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.
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,...
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
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...
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....
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...
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...
Excelsior Springs, Regent Spring & Wabash Depot
2 postcards of Excelsior Springs, Regent Spring & Wabash Depot
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...
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...
Fidelity National Bank
2 postcards of the old and new Fidelity National Bank buildings
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...
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...
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