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Biography of John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889), City Founder
Biography of Phillip Curls (1942-2007), Legislator and Political Activist
Biography of Elijah Milton McGee (1819-1873), City Promoter and Mayor
Biography of Isaac Ridge (1825-1907), Physician
Biography of J. C. Nichols (1880-1950), Developer
Biography of Willard E. Winner (1849-1929), Pioneer Builder, and Realtor
Biography of Napoleon W. Dible (1872-1960), Developer
Biography of Annie J. Scott (1876-??), Missionary, Doctor, and Real Estate Developer
Biography of Thomas H. Swope (1827-1909), Land Developer and Philanthropist
Clark's New Sectional Map of Missouri
"Compiled & Engraved from the United States Land Surveys and other reliable resources." Map of Missouri showing counties, county seats, railroads, post offices, churches, steam and water mills, and roads....
Judge Smart Lived Up to His Name with Early Real Estate Purchases in KC
May 10, 1989
Article describes Judge Thomas A. Smart who purchased land in the 1830s where downtown Kansas City would someday be. Smart also ran a store on the levee and eventually sold his land to Col. Thomas Swope....
Time for New Developer?
February 28, 2009
Article describes problems involved in developing the Citadel Plaza shopping center at 63rd and Prospect. City officials are considering whether or not to break the contract with the Community Development...
He's the Man!
March 6-12, 2003
Article describing the efforts of developer Ray Braswell to work with preservationists in creating a plan to develop a boutique hotel on the Plaza's "West Edge." The article details several other Plaza...
Successful Investments Based on Research, Luck
December 10-16, 1999
Article detailing history of the author's real estate development company, M.D. Management, Inc.
A Long Distance Love Affair: P. A. Valentine's "Armorous" Relationship with Kansas City
Article details the life of P. A. Valentine, a real estate investor and developer for whom Valentine Road is named after. Valentine, who never lived in Kansas City, was instrumental in banking, real estate,...
Plan Aims to Reverse Urban Core's Decline
September 4, 2012
Article discussing the Land Trust of Jackson County and the decision for it to turn over ownership of 447 blighted and abandoned properties to the city. The city is in the process of creating a land bank...
The General Devol House
Article includes photo and caption about the house located in Quality Hill at 10th and Pennsylvania Avenue, built in the 1870s. Also concerning its possible preservation in Lewis Kitchen's real estate...
April 2, 2010
Article profiles Phil Kirk upon the occasion of his being awarded the Jim Davis Award for his contributiions to Kansas City's downtown redevelopment. There is also information about Kirk's company, DST...
Downtown Developers Bring Blighted Spots Back to Life
Article profiles three developers who pioneered in Kansas City's downtown renaissance: Shaul Jolles in the Crossroads District, Mel Mallin in the River Market area, and Mike Rainen in North Kansas City....
Biographical sketch of Leo Leslie, "one of the foremost builders and owners of handsome residences and fine business property in Kansas City," born in Massachusetts in 1856 and coming to Kansas City in...
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