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A Powerful Beacon at Whatsoever
March 19, 2008
Article describing the history of the Whatsoever Community Center located at 1201 Ewing St. in the Sheffield neighborhood. Orginally a soup kitchen founded in 1915 by a group of women from the Independence...
July 27, 1912
Postcard of the Blue River
Blue River at Independence Avenue
Postcard of the Blue River at Independence Avenue
Board of Education from 1867 to 1895, Kansas City, Mo.
Unframed composite of round portrait photographs of members of the Board of Education of the Kansas City School District from 1867 to 1895. E. H. Allen (1867-1869); Frank Askew (1879-1886); J. A. Bachman...
Board of Education, Kansas City, 1867-1904
Damaged composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City Board of Education from 1867 to 1904 showing dates of service. Harrison, J. Scott is handwritten next to the portrait in lower right....
Central High School
Postcard of Central High School
Information about the industrial districts along the Blue River valley, such as Centropolis, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, etc., with the name Centropolis deriving from William Gilpin's mid-19th century...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians
Biographical sketch of Lewis Middleton, vice-president of the Sheffield Steel Corporation. Born in Saint Louis in 1887 and coming to Kansas City about 1916 as sales manager of the Kansas City Bolt & Nut...
City Ice Company, Plant No. 3
Full frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant Number 3, Sheffield; located at 7401 Independence Boulevard, built in 1912 and remodeled in 1927-28.
Club Millennium to Appeal
Photo and article about the continuing efforts to obtain a liquor license by Club Millennium ("a venue for live music" and other events at 6000 Independence Avenue) and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association...
Community Development Corp. Receives Grant
October 17, 2001
Article about a $100,000 grant from the Department of Economic Development to Old Northeast, Inc., designated "strictly for building projects throughout the Sheffield Neighborhood."
Community Gardens Transform Historic Northeast
August 8, 2012
Article describes initiatives by Northeast Kansas City neighborhoods to transform vacant lots into community gardens and green spaces. Existing gardens in the area include the St. John Community Garden...
Doorman Retiring from Ins and Outs of the Job
December 28, 2005
Article profiles Carl Counce, who retires from his position as doorman of the Parkway Towers on the Country Club Plaza on December 28, 2005. Counce began working as a doorman at the condominiums after...
Ed Asner to Perform in KC Fundraiser to Help Polish the Gates of Sheffield Cemetery
April 26, 2012
Article on the efforts by the Friends of Sheffield organization to restore and maintain the cemetery since 2003. Sheffield Cemetery was established in 1901 and is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in...
Enough Room to Grow: Counter to "Dreary and Dull" Religion, Services at Sheffield Family Life Attract Thousands
Photo and article about the opening of "the new sanctuary" at the "Sheffield Family Life Center, 5915 Winner Rd.," led by pastor Reverend George Westlake. History of the church organization "formerly known...
Fordview Drug Store Legacy
February 9, 2005
Fordview Drug was one of a small number of businesses who served the Sheffield segment of the Northeast neighborhood. The pharmacy was started in 1945 by Phil Levine and Don Levine, located at 6520 Independence...
Friends of Sheffield Aim to Fix Up Old Cemetery
September 15, 2006
Sheffield Cemetery is the city's second oldest cemetery and the only Orthodox Jewish one. The Friends of Sheffield Cemetery hope to raise the money to spruce up the cemetery grounds and chapel. The cemetery...
History of Atchison County, Kansas
Photo and description of Benjamin Stringfellow (1816-1891), a pro-slavery leader and lawyer of Atchison, Kansas in the late 1850s. Native of Virginia moving to Missouri in the 1840s and becoming involved...
Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection was originally a scrapbook entitled Description of City Ice Company of Kansas City Properties. It contains 50 black and white photographs as well as a typed descriptive page. It was dated...
It Takes Balls
April 10-16, 2003
Article describes the history and current state of the steel industry in Kansas City.
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