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Wayne Miner Court Publ...
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Land Clearance for Red...
Gallup Map & Supply Co...
A City Without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri
The author draws upon archival data, newspaper articles, government reports, interviews and other documents in order to examine the origin, local implementation, and segregative effects of urban renewal...
A Model of Commitment
April 25, 2009
Photo and obituary Of Gertrude Hooker Keith (1915-2009), the first African American woman on the Kansas City school board and the first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. An active community...
An Interview With Samuel U. Rodgers
Samuel U. Rodgers was chosen for the project as a representative of the African American community and as a physician concerned with health care for the poor in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in Alabama,...
Center to Adopt Name of Its First, Only Director
May 31, 1988
Article about Dr. Samuel Rodgers, the new namesake in 1988 of the Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, formerly called the Wayne Miner Health Center. Dr. Rodgers was the first and only director of...
Chouteau Courts Public Housing Development under Construction
Construction of public housing development located in northeast Kansas City.
Downtown Kansas City, Missouri
Map of downtown Kansas City, Missouri and vicinity showing urban renewal study area, urban renewal projects, redevelopment projects, existing and approved public housing sites, and freeway rights of way....
Former Director of Major Housing Project Dies
March 27, 2009
Article about the life of Dr. Gertrude Hooker Keith, 94, first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. She also worked on numerous community projects including the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, Bruce...
Harry Truman's Hat Tip at ''The Top Hat'' Changed My Life
Autobiographical article by JoeLouis Mattox. He met Harry Truman when 16 years old while working at the Caruthersville, Missouri cafe called "The Top Hat". Truman encouraged him to go to Lincoln University...
Health Center Head Is Named
October 13, 1967
Dr. Samuel Rodgers appointed director of the new neighborhood health center to be opened soon [in 1967] at Wayne Miner court. Dr. Rodgers was also "a partner in group practice at the Doctors clinic" at...
April 29, 1947
Distant view of Blue Valley Park public housing development.
Housing: Try Horse Sense
Description of the latest public housing project for the urban poor in Kansas City through "simply giv[ing] the rent money to the poor and let[ting] them find their own housing." Comparison of the recent...
Impact of the Korean War on Kansas City
Photo and article about the impact of the Korean War on Kansas City in the early 1950s. Mentions decrease of unemployment through increased local manufacturing industry, reactivation of World War II facilities...
Kansas City, Missouri, Installs Housing Authority
Establishment of housing authority in Kansas City to administrate "low-rent projects," governed by "representatives of the many varied local groups interested in public housing."
KCMO Faces Decline in Affordable Housing Availability
Discusses the dearth of public housing units in Kansas City.
Miscellaneous Landmarks Commission Photographs Finding Aid
These 575 photographs from the Landmarks Commission were produced by various Kansas City, Missouri, city departments during the 1920s through the 1970s. A number of historic Kansas City landmarks, neighborhoods,...
New Housing Makes Old Site an Ideal Area
Photo and article about the Wayne Miner Court public housing facility, named for a black Kansas City veteran of World War I.
New Life to the West Side
February 25, 1950
Article about "the first private apartment project under the urban redevelopment law" in Kansas City's Westside or West Side neighborhood in the form of Quality Hill Towers, "five 10-story building with...
Plans for Paseo Gateway Transformation Are Underway
November 30, 2011
Article reports on the Paseo Gateway Transformation Plan, an initiative to revitalize neighborhoods and redevelop distressed public housing. Part of the plan includes the razing of the Chouteau Courts...
Project Community; Part Three: The Test of Time
July 2, 2003
Part Three of articles entitled "Project: Community" which feature public housing in the area. This article features Shawna Long and her husband Booker Epps and their involvement with the Garrison Community...
Second [through Eleventh Annual Report, 1948 [through 1957]: Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
Second through eleventh publications of the Housing Authority concerning public housing projects. Kansas City cannot afford building unrelated to community needs; A supply of new houses available only...
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