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Avenue To the Future St. John
September 17, 2003
Some members of the St. John Corridor Steering Committee met to work on a plan to revitalize St. John Avenue. Article includes the names of the committee members as well as monetary amounts budgeted for...
Bankruptcy Sought for Rich-Con: Creditors Want to Make Sure Liquidation at Oldest KC Family-Owned Firm Was Proper
News about the bankruptcy and piecemeal liquidation of "Richards & Conover Steel Co., Kansas City's oldest family-owned business," started as far back as 1857, with its main unit at 6333 Saint John Avenue....
Description with photos and history of Benton Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Saint John Avenue to Swope Parkway, 5.81 miles long, acquired in 1896-1914.
Chief Dies at Big Blaze
Article about the death at age 49 of Harvey Baldwin, chief of the fire department, during a large fire caused by heavy winds at Penrod, Jurden & Clark Lumber Company at 7400 Saint John Avenue, with photos...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians
Biographical sketch of John Rodahaffer, president of the Penrod, Jurden & Clark Company at 7400 Saint John Avenue (or "7400 St. John Street") in Kansas City. Born in Ohio in 1876 and coming to Kansas City...
Corporate Profile: It's Low-Key but Highly Regarded
Article about the history of the Frank Paxton Lumber Company in Kansas City since about 1914, moved from the West Bottoms after the 1951 flood to 6311 Saint John Avenue. Description of its supply of rare...
Expect the Unexpected
February 15, 2006
Article discusses the business aspects of the St. John and Elmwood area. This includes a look at the ethnic mix of the businesses and some of the people involved. Businesses mentioned include: Tracy's...
Family Pharmacy Thrives in Northeast Community
Photo and article about Don's Pharmacy at 4128 Saint John Avenue in the Northeast neighborhood, owned by the family of pharmacist Deanna Bates since 1962.
Fifty Years of Grocery History in Historic Northeast
Photos and article about the Northeast Food Mart (opened in 1983 at 5910 Saint John Avenue) and other grocery stores in the Northeast district owned by the Giocondo family and still providing home delivery...
Flexibility For the Future
September 28, 2005
St. John Avenue is the second main east to west thoroughfare in the Northeast area, Independence Boulevard being the first. The Kansas City City Council adopted the St. John Corridor Plan earlier in the...
Forget Used to Be, This is the St. John of Tomorrow
May 7, 2003
The Indian Mound Neighborhood Association heard at their April 21, 2003, meeting about a large urban renewal project for St. John Avenue and nearby blocks. The project is referred to as the St. John Corridor...
March 20, 1905
Biographical sketch of George Webb, "Manager of Geo. W. Webb & Co." Born in Maine in 1867 and coming to Kansas City in 1904 as a leather belt manufacturer with office at 1331 West 11th Street and residence...
Henry D. Green Scrapbook Finding Aid
This collection is composed of 69 black and white photographs of varying sizes and nine sketches and features business buildings compiled in scrapbook form by Henry D. Green in 1926-1928. Most of the pictures...
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Full frontal and side view; located at Colonnade in North Terrace Park, Gladstone Boulevard and Saint John Avenue.
Lewis Fails to Appear in Court: Fire Department Shuts Down Two Buildings after Arson Brings Unsafe Conditions to New Light
Photo and article about the fire at Hillcrest Apartments at 103-109 Gladstone Boulevard (at Saint John Avenue) and prosecution of their owner, William Lewis, for building code violations.
Lion on the Move
July 30, 2003
Story centers on the Leon family and the opening of their grocery store on St. John Avenue entitled Super Market y Carneceria Leon. The Hispanic owned businesses of the Northeast area are expanding, especially...
Moving Day for Senior Center
Photo and article about the relocation of the Esplanade Senior Center from Unico Hall to "the Parish Hall of Holy Cross Catholic Church" at 5106 Saint John Avenue and new name of Holy Cross Senior Center...
Muslim Mosque Closed
Photo and article about the closing of "an Islamic Mosque in the 4600 block of St. John Avenue" for fire hazards. Building also known as Gladstone Hall and formerly housing "the Gladstone Show."
Neighbors Make Unity Visible
May 15, 2010
Article discusses Kansas City's historic Northeast neighborhood and its cultural diversity. In an effort to "revitalize the area by capitalizing on its growing diversity," Artist Joe Faus is painting a...
New Church in Old Office
Photo and article about the two churches or temples at the intersection of Elmwood and Saint John Avenues in Northeast Kansas City. The first a Muslim mosque and the second "a renovated fire station" restored...
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