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Kansas City Power and ...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Harold S Buttenheim
Melvin P Hatcher
$1,500,000 Worth of Brightness
Photos and article about "the city-wide relighting program" of Kansas City, Kansas, with the Board of Public Utilities installing 500 miles and $1,500,000 worth of new residential street lights.
1923 Map of Road Overseer Districts of Jackson County, Missouri
Map of Jackson County, Missouri, indicating surface conditions of roads, plus railroads, electric lines, streams, etc. Under title of map: "Leo E. Koehler. County Surveyor and Ex-officio County Highway...
October 29, 1977
"Kansas City applied to the federal government yesterday for an advance of $500,000 on a total of $1,354,711 in damages to city facilities in the flood Sept. 12. The application to the Federal Disaster...
50% Expansion Doubles Capacity
Detailed description of the revamped and expanded water plant, with descriptions of the "original plant constructed in 1924-7" and improvements in 1941, with several photos.
A City's Aid in Housekeeping
Article about the regulation of the Kansas City, Kansas, city government's electrical and water plants, turned over to new commissioner L. H. Chapman, with photos and descriptions of the city's "practical...
Administrative Problems of Water Works in Wartime: Kansas City
Discussion of the "personnel difficulties encountered in the Water Department at Kansas City, Mo.," from the transition of the Pendergast machine in the late 1930s to the "reformed" city government of...
Biographical sketch of Alexander Bettis, vice-president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company since 1924, starting with the company in 1904, before that working for the Home Telephone Company. Description...
An Interview With Robert Mesa
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 11, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
And Only Man Is Vile
Photos and article about the effusive spending of city funds on the Kansas City Zoo, comparing the luxurious living conditions of a tiger there to many thousands of Kansas Citians with very poor housing...
Aqua-Ammonia Savings at Kansas City
Description of the "bit of pioneering" by Kansas City's Water Department in substituting "aqua ammonia for ammonium sulphate for use with chlorine as the sterilizing agent in the treatment of its water...
BPU Sees Spark in Plant Investment
June 1-7, 2012
Article detailing a plan for the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Public Utilities to buy a stake in the Dogwood Energy Facility in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Access to the natural gas plant will reduce the...
Case Study of the Gas Service Company Group
Article not available at this library.
Article discusses controversial Board of Public Utilities member, Mary Ryan, particularly her conflicts with fellow Board member Loretta Colombel and General Manager Leon Daggett.
City Ice and Storage
City Ice and Storage Company trucks at unidentified location.
Profiles of city officials involved in urban planning either through financing or organizing infrastructure improvements such as utilities, transportation, natural disaster prevention, parks, etc.
Construction view of what is identified as Mulberry Street approach.
Corporate Excess or Business As Usual?
October 11, 2004
Prairie Village native and "former Wall Street whiz kid" David Wittig "goes on trial Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas" for conspiring to "systematically loot the Topeka-based utility--now known as Westar...
Cost of Living
June 28, 1905
Article in Ingram's annual special issue, "Destination KC", compares costs of housing, groceries, utilities, etc. in the Kansas City metropolitan area to about 30 other large cities in the United States....
Critics Say MGE May Be Sacrificing Safety With New Gas Delivery System
Describes potential danger of new gas distribution system being installed in midtown Kansas City.
Doherty Battles Newspaper from Editorial Desk
Report about the controversy over the new editor of the Kansas City Star due to his part ownership of a competing paper and utilities company.
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