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Penn Valley Park
Pioneer Mother Statue
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Jim's Monument to Be Unveiled
Article announcing the ceremony for the memorial for James Pendergast, a "philanthropist and politician. ..in Mulkey Square," at 13th and Summit Streets.
Jim's Monument to Be Unveiled: Ceremonies in Honor of Pendergast's Memory to Be Held Tomorrow
Article about the unveiling of the statue at 13th and Madison Streets in Mulkey Square of James Pendergast (1856-1911), alderman of the First Ward of Kansas City from 1892 to 1910 and a saloon keeper in...
Kansas City Life Insurance Lion
Close-up side view of lion in front of building.
Kansas City Life Insurance Lion Statue
Close-up view of lion statue in front of building.
Kansas City Statues
Information on statues in the city.
Kansas City: City of Fountains
Tours the fountains and outdoor sculpture of Kansas City. No other city has so many fountains except Rome, Italy. Provides historical information and describes various fountains and historical statues....
KC's Bull Will Be Back in Skyline
May 17, 2002
HNTB Architects Engineers Planners took down the Hereford Bull statue when they bought the American Hereford Association building. Calvin Trillin lamented the loss in The New Yorker last year. Now the...
KC's Sister City Adorns Plaza with Chinese Warrior Replicas
January 20, 2004
Article reports on the dedication of two replicas of the Chinese warrior figures found in a 3rd-century tomb in China. The figures, a gift of Xian, China, one of Kansas City's 13 sister cities, are permanently...
Land Seizure Planned to Finish Statue Repairs
November 23, 2005
Although the city of Kansas City, Kansas owns the John Brown Statue, they don't own the land that it sits on. The Wyandotte County's Unified Government is going to court to seize about 600 square feet...
Letter from Kansas City: The Bull Vanishes--Does Being a Cowtown Require the Presence of Cows?
June 11, 2001
Illustration and article about the removal of the bull statue atop the old American Hereford Association Building (to a nearby park in Downtown Kansas City) with the relocation of the architectural firm...
Letter From William Robinson
December 6, 1861
Letter written by William Robinson to his Mother from the Astor House in New York on December 6th, 1861. Describes Washington, D.C. and mentions Jim Lane of Kansas. William Robinson was around 16 years...
Lewis and Clark Statue
Two-page close-up of the Lewis and Clark statue located in Case Park at 8th and Jefferson Street entitled "Corp of Discovery." It was done by Eugene Daub and dedicated in 2000. The 18-foot tall statue...
Local Statues of Liberty
There are several small Statues of Liberty in the metro area, donated by the Boy Scouts. The statue donation project was begun in 1949 by John H. Whitaker of North Kansas City. Some of the statues are...
Lost American: Cigar Store Indian
Story of the Cigar Store Indian, "one of only about 74 remaining in the United States," originally at Independence Square and later at Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt's, office.
Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid
1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950)
Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...
Madonna of the Trail Statue
File contains a small flyer for the 50th anniversary of the Madonna of the Trail Statue, built in 1929 at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, not to be confused with the "Pioneer...
Madonna of the Western Trails
Article describes the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the historic trails of the United States by commissioning and placing 12 "Madonna of the Trail" statues in various...
Main Event Sculpture
Information about the Main Event sculpture at the Board of Trade at 4900 Main Street.
Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid
Mary Handly Linton was a local poet and author of books of verse. The collection contains both her personal papers and slide collection of approximately 3800 slides. Included with the personal papers are...
Full view of statue at its former location on the south side of 47th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main; now located on the southeast corner of 47th and Main.
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