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Country Club Plaza
Real Estate Companies
Ford, Susan Jezak
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
KC 2020 Part II: The Ghosts of KC's Future Past
April 17-23, 2014
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....
Lofts to Rise in West Bottoms
March 20, 2015
Article announces that the Kansas City Council has approved the View II residential development in the West Bottoms. Details of the estimated $25 million project that will add nearly 250 new residential...
West High Sale Seems a Bittersweet Development
July 7, 2014
Article announces that the Kansas City School District has approved a redevelopment plan for the West High School complex located at 20th Street and Madison Avenue. Details of the plan, which included...
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...
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