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Women in Real Estate: Ten Success Stories
June 22, 1905
Describes the work habits of ten metropolitan female realtors.
Wilson McLean Real Estate Company
Entry describing the business of the "Wilson, McLean & Co., real estate, money, insurance, investors of capital. First mortgage real estate, township, school district and municipal bonds bought and sold....
Williams Real Estate to Hold Open House
May 8, 1951
Photos and article about the "new offices of the Robert Williams Real Estate company at 2200 Prospect Avenue." Robert "Bob" Williams, founder of the company, was a native Kansas Citian and graduate of...
Who's Who in Kansas City
Illustrations and biographical sketch of A. E. Blachert, the first planner of "the McGee street traffic way," arriving in Kansas City in 1894 from Ohio in the real estate business.
Illustration and biographical sketch of Washington Arnold, a realtor in Kansas City starting in 1880 with W. W. Arnold & Company, involved in construction of various houses, including the "Arnold block...
Victor Ross & Co. Realtors Celebrating 50 Years
Ross Cascio is featured in the "Northeast Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders" section. He formed Victor Ross and Company Realtors in 1952 which continues today as a commercial and industrial real estate...
Postcard of the Victor Building
Twentieth Century Edition of the Kansas City Times Supplement: Illustrative-Descriptive of Imperial Missouri and the Greater Kansas City
Photos of 50 prominent real estate men with brief biographies.
Three Decades of Progress: Curls, Curls and Assoc.
Article about the history of "Fred Curls of Curls and Associates Realty Company," starting with his start after World War II in a market difficult for African Americans, with photos and descriptions of...
March 22, 1905
Biographical sketch of Thomas Green, a realtor born in Ireland in 1856 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1878, developing real estate additions and subdivisions under T. J. Green & Company such as "the...
The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Photo and bio of Colonel Kersey Coates, a prominent realtor and promoter from Pennsylvania, moving to Kansas City in 1854 and before the war "engaged in various enterprises, such as banking, dealing in...
The Maven of Mission Hills
Photos and biographical article about Hal Hulen, a Mission Hills residential district realtor with "his company, Hal Hulen & Associates. ..synonymous with home sales in Mission Hills," Kansas. Description...
The Legacy She Left Behind
Article about the making of a story about the Alexander Majors residence through hearing about a realtor in the area, Louisa Johnston.
The Kansas City Centennial
Photo and description of the business of "John A. Moore and Company, Realtors," organized about 1879 by John Moore, Sr. (pictured) and Lawrence Rieger as "the Rieger-Moore Realty Company." Description...
The History of Black Business in America
Endnote about "the financial success of Kansas City black real estate dealer Robert Williams," especially with World War II veterans, and the owner of "the city's landmark black Street's Hotel."
The Area's Number One and Number Two Residential Home Sales Leaders Combine
May 15, 2001
HomeServices, owner of J. C. Nichols Residential is buying J. D. Reece Realtors. Article lists parentage, number of offices, employees, sales associates and the CEO of each company.
T. J. -J. J. Green & Co.
The "largest owner of town lots in the city" at the time.
Swing Presents John A. Moore: The Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about John Moore, "president of Kansas City's Park Board," "president of John A. Moore & Company" realtors, and "the first president of Kansas City's Starlight Theatre,"...
Successful Real Estate Man
February 7, 2009
Obituary for Allen Block (93), a realty executive who founded Block & Co., Inc. Realtors in 1940. A Kansas City native, Block entered the real estate business in 1936 with the Werby Realty & Investment...
Suburban Subdivisions with Community Features: Suggestions for Realtors and Community Organizations, as Exemplified in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Mo.
Photos and article by J. C. Nichols about the Country Club District, developed by him in Kansas City, as a paradigm for planning suburban residential districts in other American cities, showing and describing...
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