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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd E Sageser
10 Restaurants That Still Matter
Brief article describing ten classic American restaurants, each deserving "everlasting respect." At number seven on the list is Arthur Bryant's of Kansas City, Missouri, "practically the Statue of Liberty...
13th and Baltimore
September 5, 2014
Brief history of the southwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue and Ned Eddy's family's businesses in Kansas City. The corner was the location of the upscale supper club Eddy's Restaurant from...
18th & Vine's New, New, New, New Day
January 1, 2007
Article describing efforts to develop the 18th & Vine area, including a discussion of retail and restaurant opportunities, as well as residential properties in the neighborhood.
Street level view of the south side of 39th Street between Bell and State Line Road. Includes view of Cafe Allegro at 1815 W. 39th and a portion of the Kansas University Medical Center in the background....
39th Street and Bell
Street level view of the southwest corner intersection of 39th Street and Bell in Kansas City, Missouri. The d'Bronx restaurant is in view, located at 3904 Bell.
50 Years Strong
January 2, 2004
Subtitle to article reads: "Jasper's Continues Tradition of Red Sauce and Sicilian Flavor." Article reviews Jasper's Restaurant located at 1201 W. 103rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
A (Delicious) Part of KC History
January 8-February 4, 2004
Article profiling the New York Bakery and Deli, located at 7016 Troost, which celebrated its centennial in 2005. The restaurant was founded by Isadore and Esther Baker at 919 E. 18th Street.
A Bit of History Passes
October 14, 2005
Photograph and caption reporting the demolition of the Italian Gardens Restaurant, which closed in 2003 after 78 years in business. The building was razed to make way for a parking garage.
A Bite of History
Description of the businesses in the preserved buildings of the Garment or Wholesale District along 8th and Broadway Boulevards, mainly restaurants in the 1990s.
A Chronicle of Freedom
February 19, 2012
In-depth interview of Emiel Cleaver, son of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and former KC mayor. His film, called "Freedom Is Now," is about "Kansas City's oldest and most powerful African-American political...
A Cut Above
File containing photos and a biographical article about James Anderson, 38-year-old winner of a Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City award as owner of his own James Place restaurant and adjacent...
A Day at Union Station--Kansas City History Meets Its Present at the Tracks
Photos and article about activities and restaurants at the Union Station and its Science Museum. Icludes photos of the old and new Harvey House located in the same place as the original.
A Dazzling, Delicious Galaxy of Stars
Photos and reviews of new local restaurants including McCormick & Schmick's (on the Plaza), Fiorella's Jack Stack ("located in the Freighthouse, which is part of the Crossroads District on the border of...
A Downtown Landmark Shuts Doors
December 30, 2003
After almost 80 years serving downtown Kansas City, the Italian Gardens restaurant closed its doors. A family-owned restaurant for five generations, Italian Gardens served many of the city's prominent...
A Field Guide to the Crossroads Art District
May 1, 2005
Map depicting the area roughly between Truman Road (north boundary), Pershing Road (south boundary), Broadway (west boundary) and Cherry Street (east boundary). Includes drawings and identification of...
A First-Class Café
Short description of the café designed by Louis Curtiss located at 804-6 Delaware in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes interior photographs in the supplement section of this issue.
A Golden Dairy Queen on the Avenue: It's the Oldest Dairy Queen in Missouri
Photos and article about "the oldest Dairy Queen in Missouri," located on Independence Avenue since about 1952, and operated since 1980 by Esther and John McMurray.
A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001
Annotated list of current (2001) live jazz clubs or venues (restaurants, night clubs, hotels, etc.) in the Kansas City area with information on performing musicians, etc.
A KC Landmark Goes Overlooked
April 21, 2015
Article marking the 100th year of the Hotel Muehlebach at 12th and Baltimore. First opened in May 1915 on the former site of the old First Baptist Church, the 500-room, 12-story, $2 million hotel quickly...
A Labor of Love
Description of the work of Kansas City club owners to keep the Kansas City jazz scene thriving.
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