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Country Club Plaza
Brookside Residential ...
Old Westport Shopping ...
Kansas City Orphan Boy...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Anderson Photo Company
Harkins Commercial Pho...
J C Nichols Company
Regional Highway System
Map of the Kansas City area, including a list of retail centers for Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Platte, Clay, Cass, Ray, Johnson, and Jackson Counties.
Residence at 4232 Greenwood Place
Full frontal view of house at 4232 Greenwood Place; used by Kansas City Orphan Boys Home as priests' residence.
Residence At 4248 Greenwood Place
Full frontal and side view of house located at 4248 Greenwood Place, the southwest corner of Greenwood Place and Southwest Trafficway.
Santa Fe Center and McComas Furniture
View of an area near 84th Terrace and Central Avenue. Includes the Santa Fe Center and McComas Furniture.
SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Shop a Growing Brookside
Article about the Brookside business district as a pedestrian shopping area, highlighting some particular businesses, with illustration.
Shop Area Opening Adds Jewell [sic] to Crown Center
Article about the official opening of the shopping center with "almost 80 specialty shops, boutiques and food markets."
Shopping Area in Debut Here
Article accompanied by large photo depicting the new shopping center with parts of the golf course behind it.
Information about enclosed suburban shopping malls and other shopping centers in the Kansas City area, with photos.
Shopping Centers in the Metropolitan Kansas City Area
Map of the metropolitan area showing the location of existing and proposed shopping centers.
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
State of Grace at 45th and State Line
Brief article describes the district of antique stores, galleries, and coffee shops located at 45th and State Line in Kansas City, Missouri. The neighborhood is home to over 20 businesses, and hosts a...
Store's Still Got 'the Floor'
April 25, 2007
The New Dime Store located at 314 W. 63rd Street in Brookside is set to open April 28, 2007. Fifi Wiedeman is the new owner and a long-time Brookside resident. Even though the store was updated, the creaky...
Story of the Landing--25 Years of Progress
October 17, 1962
Description and photos of the shopping mall at 63rd and Troost Avenues, named after Westport Landing and built on the site of the former Rock Flower Company greenhouse.
Strike Up the Brands for a New Shopping Center
August 30, 2007
Groundbreaking for the new shopping center, Corbin Park at 135th and Metcalf, took place August 30, 2007. The article includes a list of tenants, like J. C. Penny, Old Navy, and Caliente Cuban Restaurant....
Sunflower Site About to Go to Developer
July 29, 2005
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced that the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in Desoto, Kansas, Johnson County, would be transfered to a private developer. The U.S. Army must still sign the agreement...
Support for Zona Rosa
April 13, 2007
City Council members voted to dedicate $5.5 million in city sales taxes produced by the Zona Rosa shopping center toward its expansion. This second phase of "the tree-year-old Zona Rosa shopping center...
Tearing the Roof Off
March 15, 2006
The City Council of Kansas City has approved a $80 million plan to make Antioch Shopping Center an open-air mall. The 50 year-old center is to be razed and replaced with big-box retailers, freestanding...
The American City: What Works, What Doesn't
Highlights of Kansas City's urban planning, including strengths and weaknesses compared to other major American cities.
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