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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Susan Jezak Ford
Ford, Susan Jezak
Commerce Towers Buildi...
High Up, a View of History
June 12, 2012
Article describes the lantern tower that sits atop the historic Power & Light Building, including its design details and history.
History of Kansas City, Missouri
Photo and bio of Major William Towers, "president of the Consolidated Cattle Growers' Association of the United States." Born in Georgeia in 1842 and coming to Kansas City as a Confederate veteran.
Holmes Park, Shelter House
Postcard of Shelter House at Holmes Park
Hotel Muehlebach and the Muehlebach Towers
Promotional pamphlet published in mid-1950s for the Hotel Muehlebach and the Muehlebach Towers. Includes photographs of the rooms and dining facilities as well as a street diagram of the area. Also has...
Hotel Tower Is Dust, History
Description of the implosion shattering 75 windows in an adjacent hotel with about 10,000 watching, once host to such guests as Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
Independence, MO, Swope Residence
Postcard of the Swope Residence, Independence, MO
It only takes a Spark
Article discusses struggle of bar owner Mike Goddou to open and maintain the Spark Bar at Ninth and Walnut. Goddou claims local business men are undermining his attempts to revitalize downtown.
Kansas City Artist, Arthur Kraft, Dies
Photo and obituary for Arthur Kraft, a "Kansas City artist" dying at the age of 55. Description of his life and career as a native Kansas Citian and sculptor "best known here for such works as the mosaic...
Kansas City Public Television Station
Full view of KCPT television tower (formerly KCMO-TV's), looking east along 31st from Grand. Tower located at 125 E. 31st.
Kansas City Sectional Aeronautical Chart
Aeronautical chart depicting the state of Missouri along the Missouri River between Kansas City and Saint Louis, as well as a section of eastern Kansas. Includes cities, towns, highways, railroads, lookout...
Kansas City Star
View looking north on Grand Avenue. The Kansas City Star newspaper building is in view in the center, located at 18th and Grand just south of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. There are vehicles in view...
Kansas City Star Building
Postcard of the Kansas City Star Building
Kansas City Zoning
June 1, 1954
File containing a pamphlet or booklet on zoning in Kansas City with illustrations and information on the division of areas of the city into residential districts, commercial or business districts, industrial...
Kansas City's Tallest Buildings
From the Kansas City Codes Administration, April 13, 1983: Kansas City Power & Light Building, 476 feet; City Hall, 443 feet; Fidelity Bank, 426 feet; Hyatt Regency, 413 feet; Commerce Towers, 407 feet;...
Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas
Map depicting a 30 x 60 minute quadrangle in the Kansas City area, including Leavenworth, Bonner Springs, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Excelsior Springs, Smithville Lake. Also included: U.S. Army ammunition...
Kansas Landmark Tower
August 17-23, 2007
Drawing and statistics for the Kansas Landmark Tower, designed to resemble a tornado. The 1,000-foot tower will be located in Edwardsville southwest of Interstates 70 and 435 and will be located on a "working...
KC Skyline Altered as Obsolete Tower Atop AT&T Building is Dismantled
February 3, 2005
The microwave radio tower that measured 180 feet atop the AT&T building at 14th and Oak is coming down. The tower has become obsolete with the development of the company's fiber-optic cable network. "The...
According to the local history index card, the KCMO-TV Tower at 125 East 31st Street (owned by KCPT-TV, Channel 19, as of the mid-1970s) is 1,042 feet tall.
KCP&L Makes Mark on District
October 19, 2007
The Kansas City Power and Light Company will be the signature sponsor of the $850 million, nine-block, mixed-use Power and Light District project in downtown Kansas City. A clock tower featuring a wind...
KCResources, page 92
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