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Kansas City Southern R...
Photograph, B/w, 8' ...
March 16, 1951
View of an unspecified building under construction in the River Market area.
Building in the Kansas City Tradition Is Shoal Creek Valley's FOCUS
Photos, maps, and extensive article on the new Shoal Creek Valley mixed residential and commercial neighborhood in Kansas City, North, as compared to older but similarly planned sections of town. Description...
Sign painted on south side of building at 6th and Delaware in River Market.
Buried Treasure: Recovering the Steamboat Arabia
Article about the discovery of the Steamboat "Arabia," built in 1853, sunken in 1856 on the Missouri River, and salvaged in 1985 to become a museum at Kansas City's River Market.
Cascone's Grill Makes Its Move Across Street to River Market
September 26, 2003
After 32 years at 20 E. Fifth St., Cascone's Grill moved across the road to 17 E. Fifth St. La Malinche has moved into the former Cascone spot.
The first city market in Kansas City was built in 1858 on the site of the present city market. This property was donated to the city "for public use forever," by the Gillis family and became a public square...
Nomination form for the National Register for Historic Places for the City Market building(s).
City Market a Mainstay in KC History
August 1, 1963
Article about the land designated originally as a market area, still used as such.
City Market on Walnut at Fifth Street
Black and white detailed charcoal sketch depicting the City Market as well as City Hall. Includes vehicles and people. Artist: Claude L. Budworth.
City Market Undergoes Changes
Improvements and changes are underway in the City Market area. Customers will find more food and less gift items. Construction should start in July on a new entryway on Grand Boulevard as well as two other...
City Market: Where the Selling Never Stops
Photos and article about the City Market, the mainly produce-oriented business area in Kansas City's riverfront area. Also description of the area's history as Kansas City, Missouri's birthplace and home...
City Windown Interview with Joseph C. Canizaro
Interview with Canizaro, the real estate developer owning most of the River Quay project, discussing various business, zoning, and other issues.
City's Bridges Provide a Vital Link to Our Heritage
January 22, 2006
Article describes the architectural signifigance of several Kansas City bridges, including the Hannibal, ASB, Broadway, and Paseo. Also mentioned is the Pencoyd Bridge, an 1892 structure orignally located...
City's Renaissance Will Get a New Link
November 2, 2005
An unused Kansas City Southern bridge built in 1892 joining the East and West Bottoms will be moved to the Freight House District. "Kansas City Southern is donating the bridge. Kansas City Terminal Railway...
Commuter Rail Plan Receives $1.8 Million
December 22, 2010
The federal grant “will fund two commuter rail studies—one from downtown Kansas City along Interstate 70 to Independence and Blue Springs, and one on an abandoned rail line toward Raytown and Lee’s...
Deaths: Frank Lambader, Sr.
April 16, 1948
William Lambader, an early meat packer, occupied the first stall as a meat dealer in the old City Market, which was completed in 1853. His son, Frank, was the first occupant of the first stall at the present...
Demanding a Grander Vision
The authors outline their vision of "River Crown Plaza," an urban corridor stretching from the River Market to Country Club Plaza. The corridor would be characterized by a high-density, high-quality built...
Detached Home for 'Transplants'
May 29, 2008
"The City Homes project nearing completion at Fifth and Oak streets in the River Market area packs 27 detached houses into a 2.2 acre site between the City Market and the Columbus Park neighborhood." Built...
Developer Envisions Lofts in River Market
May 28, 2004
Article describes a plan by Gary Hassenflu, a Prairie Village developer, to renovate the U.S. Cold Storage Co. Building in the River Market area into 204 lofts.
Dogged Pursuit: A Furry Muse Inspires This Kansas City Painter's Creations
June 1, 2004
Photo and short article about Marie Mason and her art work featuring dogs. She and partner Kate Marts operate The Works Gallery in Kansas City's River Market District.
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