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21. He Had the Vision He Had the Vision July//1924 Photo and biographical article about Kersey Coates (1823-1887), a Quaker and native of Pennsylvania coming to Kansas City in 1855 as a lawyer and town booster, promoting railroads and real estate development...

22. He Makes Homes Grow in Waste Places He Makes Homes Grow in Waste Places March//1923 Interview with Nichols on his business tactics in the growth of his real estate development, along with anecdotes about neighbors causing notable nuisances.

23. He's the Man! 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...

24. Homkor Gets City Financing to Proceed Homkor Gets City Financing to Proceed January/24/2001 Photo and article about the acquistion and renovation of "the long-vacant University Hospital building" in the Northeast neighborhood by "Homkor of Missouri, a private real estate development company."...

25. Houston Firm Will Run Hotel Near Plaza Houston Firm Will Run Hotel Near Plaza July 10, 2012 Houston-based Valencia Group will take control of the unfinished hotel in the Plaza Vista complex in the area formerly known as the West Edge. Now named the Hotel Sorella, the hotel will have 132 rooms...

26. J. C. Nichols Collection Finding Aid J. C. Nichols Collection Finding Aid 1912-1960 (bulk 1922-1950) J. C. Nichols was born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1880 and died in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1950. He was a major residential land developer in the metropolitan area. He was a pioneer in the development of...

27. Judge Smart Lived Up to His Name with Early Real Estate Purchases in KC 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....

28. Karbank Leaves an Industrial-Sized Legacy with his Peers Karbank Leaves an Industrial-Sized Legacy with his Peers September 28, 2007 This article is part of a series profiling"catalysts" in Kansas City's history to mark the 25th anniversary of the Kansas City Business Journal. Barney Karbank was a real estate developer.

29. KC 2020 Part II: The Ghosts of KC's Future Past KC 2020 Part II: The Ghosts of KC's Future Past April 17-23, 2014

30. Leo Leslie Leo Leslie 1908 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...

31. Lester M. Dean, Sr. Lester M. Dean, Sr. November 3, 2005 Obituary for Lester M. Dean, Sr., who was born December 7, 1921 and died October 30, 2005. He founded over 21 companies during his lifetime including Dean Operations with Dean Realty and Dean Machinery...

32. Mission Not Accomplished Mission Not Accomplished January 16-22, 2014 Summary of the Mission Gateway development project, located at the intersection of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. A timeline of developments and actions proposed by real estate developer...

33. Nelle Peters Nelle Peters 1992 Photo and bio of Nelle Elizabeth Nichols Peters, or Nelle Peters (1884-1974), an early woman architect in Kansas City designing mainly hotel and apartment buildings. Native of North Dakota coming to Kansas...

34. Nichols' Notion Nichols’ Notion October 2008 Feature article describes J. C. Nichols and his crowning achievement, the Country Club Plaza. Provides a brief history of his time in Kansas City and his many accomplishments throughout the city.

35. Office Tower Gets New Lease on Life Office Tower Gets New Lease on Life December 2010 One-page article about Town Pavilion, "an 855,000-square-foot, 34-story, Class A office building at 1100 Walnut St." Copaken-Brooks leases and manages the building that was originally known as AT&T Pavilion....

36. On The Edge of a New Start On The Edge of a New Start March 25-31, 2011 The West Edge project in the Country Club Plaza has hired construction manager David Harrison, a principal with Caymus Real Estate LLC. Harrison has the task of completing the remaining "shell of the 130-room...

37. Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City //1911, ca. Photo (of "row houses on Prospect Avenue, built by J. F. Reeder") and description of the real estate development (including "Wauneta Park") and construction business of J. F. Reeder. Native of Iowa coming...

38. Plan Aims to Reverse Urban Core's Decline 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...

39. Razing Will Start Re-Raising of Antioch Mall Razing Will Start Re-Raising of Antioch Mall October 29-November 4, 2010 The first phase of demolition of the Antioch Center will begin February 1, 2011. Article describes the plans for the site of the Antioch Redevelopment Partners LLC and provides a work timetable.

40. Real Estate Giant Phil Kirk Dies Real Estate Giant Phil Kirk Dies October 24, 2014 Obituary for downtown developer and retired chairman of DST Systems, Phil Kirk. Details of Kirk's life and career are provided. Kirk is recognized for his many notable downtown development projects and...