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Curtiss-wright Flying ...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Local Demand Drives Boulevard Expansion
June 17-23, 2011
A $3 million expansion is underway at Boulevard Brewing Co. at 25th Street and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas. Beginning in November, Boulevard plans to install “eight new 300-barrel fermentation...
Recollections about streets on the "levee," in about 1858, including the following: Grand Avenue (then called Market Street), Delaware Street, 12th Street, Walnut Street, Southwest Boulevard (then called...
Major Kansas City Fires
Some major fires in Kansas City:
1. Convention Hall--April 4, 1900;
2. Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce Building turned into boarding house--October 25, 1906, killing 16;
Major League City: Major League Baseball's Inauspicious Start in K. C.
Article about "the Kansas City Unions, Kansas City's first professional sports team," one of the "34 so-called major league baseball franchises in America" in the 1880s besides the National League. Organized...
Making a Difference
Section of the article describing the Southwest Boulevard Family Health Clinic and its founder, Dr. Sharon Lee, designed to "provide health care services to all, including people who are underserved,"...
Manny's Devastated by Blaze
January 29, 1998
Story about early morning fire causing $900,000 in damage to Manny's Restaurante Mexicano. The "landmark business" at 207 Southwest Boulevard has been open for 19 years.
Manny's Expansion: Faster Lunches with a View
April 15 - 22, 2004
With the addition of a second floor, Manny's Restaurant can serve more people and offer a view. The expanded space also allows more high school Spanish classes to visit and listen to owner Manny Lopez...
Missouri River At Kansas City
Looking north, near 25th and Summit.
Neighborhood Arts Map: Crossroads Arts District
Map showing the boundaries of the designated Crossroads Arts District from Truman Road south to the railroad line past Southwest Boulevard, and from I-35 east to Troost Avenue. Art spaces and galleries...
New center offers new hope.
February 2 - 18, 2004
The Westside Community Action Network, or CAN, Center, has sometimes been perceived as a nuisance in its neighborhood around Southwest Boulevard and Summit. The men who wait outside, hoping for day labor,...
New Plant for Evans-Smith Drug Company
October 5, 1920
Announces construction of the new plant of the Evans-Smith Drug Company to be located at the corner of 26th and Southwest Boulevard. Includes information on the size and specifications of the building...
Notable Kansas Citians of 1915-1916-1917-1918
Photo and bio of Charles Stebbins Alves, or Charles Alves, a "cashier and the largest stockholder in the Southwest Boulevard bank."
Nuts and Bolts His Life's Work
Photos and biographical article about George Hiller, 67 years old in 1975 and the founder and owner of Hillers Hardware Company in 1928 at 513 Southwest Boulevard.
Outpouring Needed to Fix KC Fountains
February 5, 2013
Article on the City of Fountains Foundation fundraising efforts to repair the city's fountains. More than half of the 48 public fountains need repairs for damage or deterioration that is beyond the scope...
Article describes The Sharing Community, a Mennonite congregation which is housed in a former Methodist church at Southwest Boulevard and South Early Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The stone church was...
Pillars of Philanthropy
November 11-17, 2005
Advertising supplement features descriptions of the following Kansas City philanthropic organizations: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of...
Plan Showing O.K. Creek Valley and Proposed Main, Public Sewer and Intercepting Sewer
January 1, 1887
Map of a portion of Kansas City, Missouri, from Southwest Boulevard east to 17th and Prospect, showing Turkey Creek, O.K. Creek, and their tributaries and drainage areas. Proposed sewer lines, in relation...
Portraits of William Gillis and Mary Troost
Portraits of William Gillis and his niece, Mary Troost, in 1847, and illustrated map of the location of his farm in 1846 in Kansas City between 27th, 28th, Holly, and Jarboe Streets, in relation to surrounding...
Q.: When Did the Bell Memorial Hospital Become the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Is the Building Still Standing?
February 11, 1995
Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital was the realization of a dream: to combine medical school education with public practice. Land was donated to this cause in 1904 by physician Simeon B. Bell.The campus,...
Recounting 50 Years Ago, When Fireball Swallowed 6
August 19, 2009
Article detailing the disaster where five Kansas City firefighters and one civilian died after being engulfed by a fireball from an explosion at the Continental Oil Company located at Southwest Boulevard...
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