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George R Bauer
Askren, Robert G
Clifford Nowlin and Wife At Airport
View of educator Clifford Nowlin and wife standing with an unidentified TWA pilot, probably at the Municipal Airport.
Clifford Nowlin and Wife Boarding TWA Airplane
View of educator Clifford Nowlin and his wife getting reading to board a TWA airplane. Nowlin was principal at East High School at one time.
Kansas City International Airport
Aerial view of Kansas City International Airport looking toward the northeast. The TWA overhaul buildings are also in view. The control tower and runways are in view as well as airplanes located around...
TWA Rocket Ship
November 1, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features a TWA promotional postcard of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The rocket in the postcard was also at one time a part of the TWA building in Kansas City....
Barkley Evergreen Takes Wing
November 12, 2005
Local ad agency, Barkley Evergreen & Partners, is planning on moving into the long vacant TWA Building in the Crossroads District. The building is at 18th and Baltimore and is presently owned by Bradley...
Renewing the Kansas City Spirit
November 15, 2009
Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...
Leader: Alfred E. Jordan
Photo and biographical article about Alfred Jordan, "vice president of Trans World Airlines," joining the company in 1932 as "an 18-year-old mechanic's helper" and being promoted to an executive with "office...
Kansas City Will Test Gate Arrival Plan
Photos and article about testing of the "[g]ate arrival concept" at the nearly completed Kansas City International Airport, scheduled for opening in 1972 with a "TWA maintenance facility" (pictured).
Barkley Ad Agency Shortens Its Name, Gets a New Logo
October 10, 2006
Article reports the shortening of the name of Barkley Evergreen and Partners advertising agency to "Barkley," along with the unveiling of a new, rocket-shaped logo. The agency moved into the refurbished...
Outside the Airlines
With the wthdrawal of American Airlines' overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport, the Aviation Department "wasted no time in finding businesses to fill the physical void and stimulate economic...
Overhaul Base Sees End of Era
October 29, 2009
Article reports on the announcement by American Airlines that they will shut down the 7-million-square-foot maintenance complex at KCI. TWA opened the facility in 1956 and employed as many as 5,200 workers....
TWA Back Home
October 3, 2012
Article on the TWA Museum, now located in the company's original headquarters at 10 Richards Road at Wheeler Downtown Airport. The museum has been at several different locations over the past 25 years,...
Developers Buy TWA Building
September 16, 2003
Lou Trigg and Roger Buford purchased the old 8-story TWA building at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. They formed a partnership called TB Squared to redevelop it. TWA owned the...
Time Runs Out For Base
September 24, 2010
After five decades of service, the American Airlines overhaul facility located at Kansas City International Airport will shut down. Since acquiring TWA in 2001, American Airlines has slowly been decreasing...
The Connie Sets a Record
September 29, 2007
Reflection by author on her career with United Press and her two-day press trip to promote Trans World Airlines' "The Constellation," nicknamed The Connie. Its maiden flight was February 1, 1946, from...
September 30, 2007
According to a 2007 survey by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Kansas City ranks fifth among North American cities in terms of rooftop garden space. This article showcases five urban gardens located atop...
Connie Lovers Seek Donations
September 4, 2005
Article tells about Robert Cohn who is donating his extensive collection of airline, particularly TWA, memorabilia to help raise money for repairing the disabled Connie at the Airline History Museum.
These Commodious Houses Added to Kansas City's Residential District
Photos, illustration, and caption about three new houses in Kansas City: (1) the Earl Fleet ( a TWA pilot) residence at 6125 Morningside Drive, (2) the M. J. Henderson (probate judge) residence (designed...
TWA's Mid-Town Building...with a Rocket on Top: When the Space Age Launched in Kansas City
Written by a former TWA employee, article describes the history of Trans World Airlines in Kansas City. TWA established its Kansas City headquarters in 1929 and stayed until the company went out of business...
Celebrating Preservation: 2007 HKCF Preservation Awards
Article on 2007 Preservation Awards includes information about the renovation of the following properties: Park Lane Apartments, Aladdin Hotel, Christian Church Hospital(Residences at West Paseo), Blossom...
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