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18th and Vine District
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
KCResources, page 50
KCResources, page 98
December 9-16, 1966
Two biographical articles (one with a photo) about Lawrence Blankinship, a candidate for the Kansas City Council in 1966 (to replace Bruce Watkins) and proprietor of Blankinship Distributers at 1900 Vine...
Local Upstart Non-Profit Looks to Renovate Historic Brant Castle
May 16-22, 2014
Article announces that 2orMore, a nonprofit organization created by Daniel Edwards and Ebony Burnside, has started a project to restore and repurpose the former city workhouse located at 21st and Vine...
Photos and biographical article about Missouri author John Neihardt with excerpts from his forthcoming book, "All Is but a Beginning." Description of Kansas City from his 1891 visit here including places...
Neglected No Longer
August 6, 2009
Profile of local artist Lonnie Powell and his newest exhibition at the Vine Street Studio titled "Previously Neglected Aspects." Powell is a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He currently...
Old City Prison Still Stands on Vine Street
December 7, 2011
Postcard image of and short article about the City Work House building located at 2001 Vine St. The stone, castle-like structure was designed and completed by local architect Wallace Love in 1896. It housed...
Old Prison May Acquire New Role
Photo and article about the plans for preservation of "[t]he old Vine Street Workhouse at 2011 Vine, a 19th-century penal institution now used as a transfer point for city refuse" and possibly "developed...
Once-Hot Corner Now a Cool Park
September 11, 2005
Article describes the development of a park at the intersection of 12th Street and Vine, officially named "Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th Street and Vine." The park, which was dedicated on September...
Physician Dies at 44 of Stroke
March 16, 1952
Vertical file contains photo and obituary for Dr. John Arthur Hibbler, or John Hibbler, "prominent physician and surgeon" of Kansas City. He was born in Arkansas in 1911 and graduated from college there...
Postoffice Substation to Be Named in Honor of James Crews
Article about the first regular black postal carrier in Kansas City, James Crews, from 1883 until his retirement in 1930, dying in the 1940s, with the postoffice station at 1825 Vine Street named for him....
Prentis Hoffman Buried
December 23, 1966
Vertical file contains photos and obituary for Prentis Hoffman, "retired postal employe [sic] and a widely known church and civic worker." He was born in Kentucky in 1887 and moved to Kansas City in 1910...
Renaissance on Vine Street
Article about the renovation of the 18th & Vine District, the district "that put Kansas City on the map in the '30s, '40s and '50s. ..as a jazz hot bed," including features such as the new Gem Theater,...
Riffs: Vine Street Rumblings
Photos and article about the official "black-tie event" reopening the 18th & Vine District in Kansas City in 1997, "featur[ing] performances by Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Jay...
File containing several newspaper articles primarily from the Kansas City Call with photos and biographical information about Roy Barker, owner of the Barker's Deluxe Market and president of the Negro...
Saint Paul Presbyterian Church
File contains articles with pictures of St. Paul Presbyterian Church and the Reverend Thomas McPhatter, pastor. The church relocated from 1720 Paseo to 2910 East Victor Avenue in 1957. It was first organized...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p146
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. Missouri Avenue south to Independence Avenue and from Tracy Avenue east to Vine Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p152
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 12th Street south to E. 14th Street and from Virginia Street east to Vine Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p153
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 14th Street south to E. 16th Street and from Virginia Street east to Vine Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p154
A portion of Kansas City from E. 16th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Virginia east to Vine, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Shows Free Public Swimming Bath. Large numbers at edges of...
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