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Brookside Residential ...
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Kansas City Orphan Boy...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Anderson Photo Company
Harkins Commercial Pho...
J C Nichols Company
Crestwood Shopping Center
Looking west along the south side of 55th Street.
Crown Center Shops--Innovative Retailing: A Special Report
Entire section of the newspaper about Crown Center, consisting of articles and photos of its new shops.
Crown Center Work Is Begun: Parking Facilities Come First
Construction of the parking garage as initial structure for the new $114 million shopping center, with 2500 underground parking spaces.
Crown Center: The Master Plan by Edward Larrabee Barnes Called for a Large Volume of Initial Construction to Create an Impact in a Decaying Area
Photos, maps, illustrations, and article about the construction of the Crown Center mixed-use development of shopping, hotel, and residential space in Midtown Kansas City. History of its planning since...
Deaths: Ralph F. Oberlechner
Photo and obituary for Ralph Oberlechner, "55, of 5112 Manning, Raytown, architect and owner of the Ralph F. Oberlechner Associates, architects, engineers and consultants, 6225 Brookside" Boulevard. Native...
Developer looks to add to Northland
July 5, 2003
Article describes the proposed "Tuileries Plaza" to be built at the southwest corner of Missouri Highway 45 and North Crosby Avenue. The retail, dining, and housing development is designed to be pedestrian-friendly,...
Developing Outlying Shopping Centers
J. C. Nichols's zoning suggestions for outlying urban shopping centers, including photos, with the example of the Plaza with its uniform arrangements in wide streets, shorter buildings, and Spanish design....
Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid
A group of 108 color slides of images of Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Eldridge, an amateur photographer. The photos include buildings, fountains, hospitals, rooftop views of downtown...
Early Plaza Slogan Still Valid due to J. C. Nichols' Vision
Article about the unusual combination in Nichols of "vision" and practicality. Description of the early business of the Plaza and its 1926 slogan: "The Country Club Plaza--more than location--business...
End of An Era--Brookside's Book Shop
Brookside Book Shop is closing because it can't compete with the large chain stores.
End Paper: The Malling of Kansas City
Article about the history of shopping centers nationally and in Kansas City, starting with cities locating next to bodies of water and "requirements of pedestrian and equestrian transportation," but later...
Face Off--The Plaza's Future: It's Bright
Half of an article arguing the positive side of the Plaza's future, pointing to improving transportation through the Plaza as well as well-maintained commercial and residential tenancy, parking, etc.
Face Off--The Plaza's Future: It's in Danger
Half of an article arguing the negative side of the Plaza's future, pointing to the serious urban planning mistakes with uncontrolled development hurting the uniqueness of the place's intended land use...
Financial Center Planned
Article with photos about the renovation of the old Meadow Lake Shopping Center into the new Southgate Financial Center.
For Improving the Physical Environment: Lifting the Face of Kansas City
Photo, map, and article about the urban renewal aspects of the construction of "Hallmark's Crown Center" by the company's founder Joyce Hall on the Midtown area surrounding "his headquarters building."...
Frank Morgan: Kansas City's Mystery Millionaire
March 4-10, 1990
Special report with photos about the career of real estate developer and "Kansas City's biggest banker," Frank Morgan, and his various influences on the businesses and shape of the city, including some...
French Market Shopping Center
Friends Honor Store Owner With Park Court Dedication
January 5, 2005
The park at Brookside Court is to be dedicated to the late Bob Arfsten, owner of the Dime Store in Brookside. He died November 9, 2002. The dedication is to be in early May 2005. There is to be a fountain,...
From 'Ghetto To Goldmine'
May 13-19, 2011
The first of a four-part series on the Linwood Shopping Center, focusing on the history and plans for the future. Before and after photos are included with the article.
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