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Hall, Joyce C
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
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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 Always Fashionable Brookside Hotel
June 25, 2014
Postcard image of and short article on the former Brookside Hotel located at 54th Street and Brookside Boulevard. The hotel opened in 1919. During WWII it housed officers attending Rockhurst College; the...
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
This Alley Was Outta this World
January 8, 2014
Postcard image and short article on the former All Star Bowl at 6000 Independence Avenue. The former space-themed bowling venue featured "The Space Lounge," decorated with hanging planets, comets and rocket...
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...
Town Owes History to Oil
April 10, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about the Sugar Creek Refinery, operated by the Standard Oil Company, which began processing oil in 1904. The refinery played a large role in the development of Sugar...
Townley Co. Postcard Shows Business as Usual in 1909
March 5, 2008
Short article and risqué postcard image for the Townley Metal and Hardware Company. The business was founded in 1884 by James P. Townley who resided among Kansas City's elite families in the Northeast...
Treasures from The Collections
World's Fair objects from the Missouri Historical Society collections, highlighted by the museum curators.
TWA Rocket Ship
November 1, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features a TWA promotional postcard of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The rocket in the postcard was also at one time a part of the TWA building in Kansas City....
Vanderslice Made It Big in the KC Ice and Coal Business
August 26, 2009
Advertising postcard and short article about the Vanderslice-Lynds Company, a grain brokerage firm in Kansas City. Includes biographical information about Howard Vanderslice who partnered with John Lynds...
Walnut Street, North from 11th Street
Postcard of Walnut Street, North from 11th Street
West Terrace One of Kessler's First Works
March 25, 2009
Short article and two postcard images of West Terrace Park. Overlooking the West Bottoms district, the 30-acre park was designed by landscape architect George Kessler and completed in 1907. It was also...
What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City
Article about the financial restructuring of the Kansas City Public Service Company to facilitate a "$3,000,000 improvement program. ..including purchase of new street cars, trolley buses, and gas buses,"...
When Rockaway Beach Rocked
August 24, 2011
Postcard image and short article about the development of Rockaway Beach on Lake Taneycomo in the Ozarks. The resort community was developed in the early-1900s by Kansas City businessman and realtor Willard...
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