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Roses are Red...and Pink, and White
May 13, 2009
Postcard image and short article on the Laura Conyers-Smith Rose Garden located in Loose Park. The garden was designed by Herbert Hare (of the firm Hare & Hare) in 1931 and originally consisted of 120...
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
Scarritt Building Exuded Opulence
April 20, 2011
Postcard image and short article on the historic Scarritt Building (9th St. & Grand Ave.), considered to be Kansas City's second "skyscraper." It was built in 1907 by the Scarritt Estate Company at a cost...
Scarritt Spring Rediscovered
October 22, 2003
Scarritt Spring ruins have been discovered and it is believed the spring was located belong Cliff Drive after Cliff Spring was developed above the road. David Remley, Brad Finch and Parks and Recreation...
School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History
October 15, 2008
Short article and postcard image of the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute. Established in 1890, the school for girls was located at Harris (now Norledge) and Askew avenues near the Melrose Methodist...
Schooled in the Manual Arts
February 1, 2012
Postcard image of the old Manual Training School building and a short article on the history of the institution. Located on the 1200 block of Truman Road, Manual Training School was founded in 1897 and...
Seeing Kansas City Via Gray Line
November 2, 2005
Circa 1930s postcard image of Parlor Coach #501. The caption states that all Kansas City tours began at 11th and Baltimore at the Baltimore Hotel. Tours lasted from 30 minutes to two hours in length.
Sex Sold...Even in 1909; Risque Photos Entice Men
June 8, 2011
Photo postcard and short article about the Townley Metal & Hardware Co. and its founder James P. Townley. The risque postcard/calling card showing a provocatively posed woman on the front was mailed to...
April 11, 2012
Postcard image and short article about Sni-A-Bar Gardens, described as the "largest and best appointed dinner dance place in the central west." The entertainment venue was located at 40 Highway and Blue...
St. Joseph, MO - Lover's Lane
Postcard of Lover's Lane, Saint Joseph, MO
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Postcard
Sunday School at Oakley M.E. Church
March 13, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about the Oakley Methodist Episcopal Church near Independence Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. Construction on the building, designed by landscape architect George Kessler,...
Swope Park, Zoo and Animal House
Set of 2 postcards of Swope Park's Zoo and Animal House
The Chester Steams Through Missouri River's History
September 10, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Chester steamboat and the Armour, Swift and Burlington Bridge. The Chester was owned by the Kansas City Transporation and Steamship Company and transported passengers...
The Original Kansas City Hummer Vehicle
April 2, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Greenlease Motor Car Company--the "Oldest Motor Car Establishment in Kansas City"-- located from 29th St. to 30th St. between McGee Trafficway and Gillham Road....
The Sheffield Car & Equipment Company
November 29, 2006
The "Postcards of Historic Northeast" feature for this issue is the Sheffield Car & Equipment Company. According to city directories from around 1911 the company was located at the Blue River and the Santa...
The Spring Valley Park that Once Was
March 27, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about the Spring Valley Park, located between 28th St., and Woodland Ave., and 29th St., and Brooklyn Ave. With several natural springs and a lake, the area was a popular...
Theodore Roosevelt in Kansas City
2 photographic postcards of Theodore Roosevelt and his Sept. 1, 1910 visit to Kansas City
Through History Cliff Drive Has Remained a Gem
May 14, 2008
Article provides an historical overview of Cliff Drive located in historic Northeast Kansas City. Running through North Terrace Park (now George E. Kessler Park), Cliff Drive is roughly three miles long...
Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus
September 28, 2005
In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column in this issue is featured a postcard of Torey Southwick holding his puppet, Ol' Gus. They were on Kansas City afternoon television from the late 1950s to...
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