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Kansas City Southern R...
Photograph, B/w, 8' ...
Down by the River
Photos, map, and article about the resurgence (especially since urban renewal in the 1990s centering around the City Market and Delaware Street) of the River Market, the site of the original Town of Kansas...
Downtown Developers Bring Blighted Spots Back to Life
Article profiles three developers who pioneered in Kansas City's downtown renaissance: Shaul Jolles in the Crossroads District, Mel Mallin in the River Market area, and Mike Rainen in North Kansas City....
Downtown Kansas City 2000
Article features living in and near downtown in the new lofts and apartments.
Downtown Storefront: Cafe al Dente
December 7, 2007
Article tells history of Cafe al Dente, opened in 2000 by Leonard Dwyer. Dwyer patrolled the River Market area as a police officer before opening the coffee shop at 412 Delaware.
Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places for the Ebenezer Building in the River Quay or River Market area of Kansas City.
Drawings and descriptions of plans for redeveloping the City Market area for tourism.
Entertainment Review: River Market Brewing Company
Brewery at 5th and Walnut Streets in the historic Gillis Opera House.
Flip Side of the Tracks
June 15, 2006
A former Kansas City Southern rail yard located in the River Market area alongside the Missouri River is to be redeveloped with 325 luxury apartments. The Morgan Group wants to acquire the land and do...
August 22-28, 2013
Article describes the factors leading Folk Alliance International to move its headquarters from Memphis, Tennessee, to the River Market area of Kansas City. Louis Meyers, one of the co-founders of the...
May 21, 1946
View looking north on Grand Avenue from 5th Street at night.
August 26, 1946
View looking north on Grand Avenue from 5th Street at night. Hershey Grocery Company can be seen on right.
Grand Boulevard Gets an Even Grander Name
April 15, 2008
"Grand Boulevard in downtown Kansas City was officially dedicated Grand Boulevard of the Americas on Monday with flags from 34 countries adorning light poles along the roadway." The flags of 152 countries...
Grand Boulevard of the Americas
June 5, 2007
Grand Boulevard from the River Market to Crown Center has been renamed Grand Boulevard of the Americas. This is an honorary name and therefore busineses "won't be forced to make expensive address changes."...
Great Escapes: Scavenging the Past
Article and photo about the salvage of the sunken steamboat "Arabia" and its vintage 1856 antiques, to be exhibited at "a new museum opening this month in the historic River Market at Fourth and Grand"...
Ground Breaking: The New Glam in the River Market
Photos and article about the "glamorous ground breaking on the newest development in the River Market area, Conover Place at 210 [West 5th Street]. ..the first major step in a master plan [led by "developer...
Group Will Convert Buildings in River Market into Condos
January 12-18, 2007
Article about the purchase of buildings in the River Market area, including the Ebenezer Building at 309 Delaware Street, for conversion into "more than 100 apartments being marketed for sale as condominiums,"...
High Life: Downtown Goes Uptown
Article describes the movement back downtown as older buildings are converted to lofts.
Historic Building for Sale: R. Nigro & Brothers Drugstore, 522 Campbell
Photo and ad for the "two-story brick structure hous[ing] the neighborhood drugstore of R. Nigro & Family for over 75 years" at 522 Campbell Street in the Riverfront area. "[O]ne of the oldest drugstores...
Historic Tax Credits Enable Rehabs of Historic Buildings
July 4-10, 2008
Article describes how tax credits helped Dale Schulte redevelop the Pacific House Hotel as apartments for low-income renters. When Schulte purchased the property in the late 1990s, it had been empty for...
HKCF Purchases the Ebenezer Building
History of the Ebenezer Building at 309-313 Delaware Street, beginning in 1890, the new headquarters of the Historic Kansas City Foundation.
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