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Speaking the Public Mind: Praise for Dotty, Salt Shaker Advice, Our Mayor, School and Taxes, Old Depot
Photo and description of "the old Grand Avenue station" or Grand Central Station, "for years one of two railroad depots in use here" (along with the old Union Depot in the West Bottoms). Located between...
State of Missouri
Map of Missouri including United States Land offices, county seats, principal railroad stations, roads, etc.
Station's Prestige Could Increase
Photo and short report on the possible designation of Kansas City's Union Station as the city's first national historic landmark, through the efforts of Charles Wheeler and Thomas Eagleton, with the station...
Structure near Union Station
Construction of structure on southeast corner of station grounds.
Book about the author's upbringing in the Serbian community of Kansas City, Kansas (in the 1940s-1950s) with descriptions of the Greater Kansas City area and its railroads and railroad stations, the 1951...
The 8th Street Tunnel
The Eighth Street tunnel originally extended from Bluff Street to about Jefferson Street. It was bored in 1887-'88 to provide a direct connection between the Kansas City elevated railway from Kansas City,...
The American Train Depot & Roundhouse
Photos with captions and descriptions about Kansas City's Union Station, showing the station in a state of deterioration from lack of use, in a book about American train depots.
The Architecture of John Wellborn Root
Photo (of the Grand Avenue railroad station) and description (by author and Kansas City Star architectural critic Donald Hoffmann) of buildings and construction techniques in Kansas City designed by architect...
The City Beautiful
Chapters of the book on Union Station as an example of the later City Beautiful movement and the early movement in Kansas City mainly in the form of the park and boulevard system, with photos.
The City of Saint Louis and Its Resources
Re-touched photo or illustration of the "New Union Depot" in Saint Louis, later renovated into a downtown shopping mall.
The History of Kansas City
Illustration of the "Kansas City Union Depot," also depicting buggies and street cars.
The Kansas City Terminal Railway
Article about the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company's routes in Kansas City, especially in relation to its new Union Station under construction, with photos, drawing, graph, and map. Descriptions also...
The President's Depot: Independence Missouri Pacific Station Historic as Site of Harry Truman's 'Comings and Goings'
Photo and text about the railroad station where President Harry Truman "entrained and detrained" during his presidency, from 1945-1954.
The Union Depot
Discussion of possible locations to build a new union depot or new railroad station. Relocating in the West Bottoms is not recommended because it is unsightly and difficult to access. Other locations mentioned...
The Union Station Problem
Short article arguing against building one large union station for the railroads and suggesting allowance of the railroads to construct several stations of their own.
Tiimeline History of the Kansas City and Cameron Railroad: Clay County's First Railroad
This paper includes an introduction, timeline (1853-2005) for the Kansas City and Cameron Railroad, and various supporting references for the timeline. The references include photocopies of Web sites,...
To Spend Millions Here
Article about the construction plans at the Stockyards area with railroads and a replacement for the damaged old Union Depot.
Train Sheds on Solid Rock
Illustration and short description of the machinery and method of piledriving the iron framework for structure of Union Station, during construction, into the concrete and rock foundation.
Trainshed of the Kansas City Union Station
Article about the construction of the "trainshed of the new station of the Kansas City Terminal R[ailwa]y" Company, or Union Station, with photos, descriptions, and drawings of it under construction.
Troubled Station Faces Prospect of Derailment
September 13, 2009
Article describes the "ongoing financial difficulties of Union Station, made worse by the current recession." Facing the worst-case scenario of closing the building, officials struggle with what to do...
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