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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...
SC10 James Mitchell Ford Papers Preliminary Inventory
James Ford was a doctor, pharmacist, and real estate developer in the early years of Kansas City, Missouri. His collection of papers which date from 1879-1885 is contained in five folders. Contents include...
SC76 Faxon School Census Book Finding Aid
This collection consists of an enrollment book for Faxon School covering the school years 1906-07 through 1912-13. The book lists the following information for each student in 1st through 7th grades: name;...
Shaping Kansas City
Review of "the power players in Kansas City real estate," from different real estate development companies shaping the city, especially Kansas City and Overland Park.
Sherman W. Dreiseszun
December 6, 2007
Obituary for Sherman W. Dreiseszun who died December 3, 2007, at his home in Leawood, Kansas. He was "a two-time past President and President for Life of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, member of its Men's...
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.
The Beginning of Two Great Family Fortunes
July 23, 1911
File contains map, illustrations, and article about the fortunes provided for the Smart and Swope families starting with the (later Downtown) real estate development of "[t]he old Smart farm" "bounded...
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...
The Power Elite 2001
Photos and article about the "power elite" of Kansas City in 2001, including the following (mainly business executives): (1) William Esrey of Sprint, (2) the UMB Kempers, (3) the Halls of Hallmark, (4)...
The Vision of Whitney Kerr: City Boy
Photos and biographical article about Whitney Kerr, a local real estate developer and president of Kerr & Company. Description of his career, leading the Johnson County, Kansas, real estate development...
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...
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...
What Makes Miller Run? Or Persistence and the Art of Real Estate Development
Photos, illustrated caricature, and biographical article about Miller Nichols, "a son of J. C. Nichols" and inheritor of "his father's real estate company, its properties and its prized Country Club Plaza...
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