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William S Foster
Jack R Graves
Myron D Calkins
1980 [and 1982] Annual Report: Department of Public Works, Kansas City, Missouri
Review of the major city engineering events, including the rebuilding of the Kemper Arena roof and the construction of the replacement Main Street Viaduct and Kasnas City Skill Center.
A Service Program for 705 Miles of Streets
Article about the Public Works Department's Street Repair Section and other sections and their maintenance of Kansas City's 705 miles of streets against floods, snow, and other wear and tear.
Article (written by the director of the Kansas City public works) about the "new single permit form" issued by the city government of Kansas City to simplify paper work for new "single-family residences...
Biographical article about Donald Renne, director of the Kansas City Public Works Department.
Equipment Rental Rates in Kansas City, Mo.
List of price rates of operating various street department machines.
Foam-Filled Tires Stop Refuse-Truck Flats
Photos and article about the preservation and resulting cost-savings to the city of tires on garbage trucks with the use of foam in the city's rough landfills.
Historic Northeast Streets Improved
The Northeast area of Kansas City will see improvements to twenty five streets under the Street Preservation Program of the Public Works Department. Also gives a list of the streets to be repaired.
Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall Building Files Finding Aid
The City Hall of Kansas City, Missouri is located between 11th and 12th streets and Oak and Locust in the downtown area. It was built as part of the city's Ten Year Plan and opened in 1937. The local firm...
Kansas City Altitudes
September 22, 1985
The highest point within the city limits of Kansas City is at 155th and Prospect Avenues--1,081 feet, according to Michael Wilson, chief of survey, engineering division, Kansas City Public Works Department....
Kansas City Public Works Department
Kansas City's Huge Downtown Garage to Be Ready by December 1
Photos, captions, and article about the nearly completed Auditorium Plaza, a huge underground parking facility Downtown for 1200 cars between 12th, Central, 13th, and Wyandotte Streets, with a park planned...
Kansas City, Mo., Upgrades Public Works Programs
Photos and article about the upgrading of programs for the Kansas City Public Works Department, including new trash compactors and garbage trucks, Downtown street lights, residential sidewalks, landfills,...
Leasing Sweepers Can Be Better than Owning Them
Photos and article (written by the director of the Kansas City Public Works Department) about the new "street-cleaning program" with "a fleet of 18 new sweepers" (pictured in front of City Hall).
Look Out Below!
Discusses how crews responsible for installing underground telecommunications cables have repeatedly damaged gas, water, and sewer pipes.
Men Removing Debris
Two unidentified men working to remove leaves and other debris with tractor and truck.
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of Clarence Farley, a former executive of the Cook Paint and Varnish Company and the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was born in Houston in 1895 and moved to Kansas City after...
Municipal Service Center
View of Kansas City Municipal Service Center, exact location unknown.
Nation: Out to Lunch
Article about the "nearly $50 million in damages" "paid to survivors and to familites of the 114 who died" in the 1981 collapse of the Hyatt Regency Hotel skywalk. Description also of "an expose of the...
No Excess Salt on the Intersections
Photo and article about "the process of developing a regulatory device for its [the Kansas City Public Works Department's] salt spreaders that will allow the speed of the spreading operation to be independent...
Public Works and Professionalism: Kansas City, 1850-1979
Includes two folders with the second one containing appendices for the paper which include a time-line, listing of the City Engineers, and extensive bibliography including "Inventory of Sources in Kansas...
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