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Henry J Haskell
9th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 9th Street, East from Wyandotte
A City and Its Characteristics
Brief introductory article for Henry Haskell's more in-depth examination of Kansas City, with a photo and description of William R. Nelson and the changes in Kansas City up to its Republican National Convention...
A Good Word for the Bad Boy
Biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper, with an excerpt of a letter written by him "to Father Cavanaugh, of the Notre Dame...
A Great Editor's Methods
April 8, 1916
Portrait and biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper and "probably the most successful newspaper editor of modern times." Description...
A Home Apart
Photos and text describing a 1950s N. W. Dible built home in Rockhill Manor.
A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare
Thorough article about the landscape architecture and urban planning designed and put in place in Kansas City and other Midwestern cities by prominent Kansas City architects George Kessler (1862-1923),...
A Proposed New Parking Lot
Illustrated map of the "proposed new parking lot (outlined) for the Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum" at 45th and Rockhill Roads.
A Tale of Two Projects: New Planning Processes Change Community Attitudes
Introduction to two separate articles showing how two projects in 1998 were stopped as a result of strong community opposition, and the later results when the community became involved in the planning...
A Tribute to Mrs. William Rockhill Nelson
Speech given by J. C. Nichols before the Missouri Valley Historical Society about the contributions of Ida Houston Nelson, or Ida Nelson (Mrs. William Rockhill Nelson) and the need to honor her memory...
Obituary for Allen Poteet, one of the founders in 1916 of the Rockhill Tennis Club, dying at the age of 87 in 1972.
An Interview With Marciano Morales
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 30, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908
Photo of the William Rockhill Nelson residence on "Rock Hill Road."
Postcards of Argentine Kansas, Silver Avenue & Healy House in Leadville, Colorado
Art--Western Gallery of Art--Dutch and German Paintings
Article about the Western Gallery of Art, on the second floor of the library building at the time, with paintings donated by William R. Nelson.
Art Work at Stowers Institute
Pictured are two works of art at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a fountain named "Joy of Life" and a sculpture entitled "Hope for Life". The Institute is located at Rockhill Road and Volker...
Art: New Galleries in Kansas City
Announcement of the opening of new galleries in a recently-completed section of "the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art" at 45th and Rockhill Roads in 1941, with Chinese and European sculpture collections,...
Artistic Neighborhoods: The 42nd Annual Vanderslice Kitchens & Homes Tour
Featured in this year's tour will be four private homes in the Rockhill and Southmoreland neighborhoods, as well as the Kansas City Art Institute's Vanderslice Hall. Homes featured include 4312 McGee Street;...
As KC grew, so did The Star
Article traces the history and evolution of The Star from its birth in 1880. It also contains information about William Rockhill Nelson, Roy Roberts and other persons associated with the paper.
As UMKC Department Moves, City Benefits
June 29, 2010
Article reports that the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will move out of its current building, the old Uriah Epperson house at 5200 Cherry....
References to and descriptions of August Meyer (1851-1905), or A. R. Meyer, as "capitalist and leader in matters of public improvements" and as one of the three most important developers of Kansas City's...
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