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Scarritt Building and ...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Edward L Scarritt
'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down
June 4, 2010
Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...
10th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 10th Street, East from Wyandotte
9th Street, West from McGee
Postcard of 9th Sreet, West from McGee
A Home for Artists Planned Downtown
October 9, 2013
Article reports on a proposal from a Minneapolis developer, Sherman Associates, to renovate the historic Scarritt Building (818 Grand Blvd) into an afforable living and work space for local artists. The...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Dr. C. F. Wainright, a physician and medical scientist. Born in Lewis County, Missouri in 1858 and coming to Kansas City in 1890, becoming a professor at "the University Medical...
A Sensation in Society: Miss Berenice Scarritt and W. E. Royster Marry at Glasgow
File containing a photocopy of an article about the wedding of Miss Berenice Scarritt to William Royster, "the Kansas City agent of the Mobile & Ohio railroad here." Description of their elopement made...
A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission
Article about experiences at Methodist Shawnee Indian missions (written by Reverend Joab Spencer, one of its missionaries) of preachers and teachers such as Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Reverend...
All in the Family: Little Did Rev. Scarritt Know When He Started All This
Photos and captions about the 1976 gathering of the Scarritt family "at Scarritt's Point out Northeast recently to celebrate the 155th birthday of the Rev. Nathan Scarritt," dedicating a "historical marker"...
Allen School and Its Predecessors
History of the Westport school established in 1854, held in various buildings until 1976, along with plans for reuse of its 1912 building by the Westport Cooperative Mission.
An Incident on the Upper Arkansas in 1864
This article was written for the Kansas State Historical Society by Col. Milton Moore of Kansas City, Missouri. Tale of a wagon train and Indian attack in western Kansas close to Fort Dodge. Includes a...
An Outsider Takes a Peek into the Life of William R. Royster, the Last of Kansas City's Old Time Politicians
Photos and biographical article about William Reid Royster, or William Royster, "still judged by some to be the most powerful man in Kansas City" politically in 1970. Growing up in Northeast Kansas City...
Architecture in Kansas City: 1885-1913
Discussion of architects in Kansas City and their origins with photos of a few of their works, including the Scarritt Building.
Baptist Beginnings in Kansas City Were Small
Mention of Reverend Nathan Scarritt and John Wornall as "the two men most like him [the author's father T. M. James] in the building of Churches [sic] in Kansas City."
Benton Circle Renamed
July 1, 2009
The Kansas City Park Board voted to rename the Benton Circle--located at St. John Ave. and Benton Ave--Harper Circle after Ruthanne Harper, a longtime Northeast resident and community leader. Harper, who...
Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased)
Short architectural biography of Kansas City architect Walter C. Root, 1859-1925, listing his major works, including the Scarritt Building and the Cass County Courthouse.
Biography of Annie J. Scott (1876-??), Missionary, Doctor, and Real Estate Developer
Biography of Frances Royster Williams (1900-1995), Cartoonist and Children's Author
Biography of George Van Millett (1864-1953), Artist
Biography of Joan Crawford (1908-1977), Actress
Biography of Joseph Guinotte (1815-1867), Civil Engineer
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