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Country Club Plaza
Glass Negative, Color
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
'Wagon Master' Gift of Nichols Family
Short article describing the statue on Ward Parkway near Wornall Road, of a wagon train traveler, donated by the Nichols family.
8880 Ward Parkway Building
View of the 8880 Ward Parkway Building. The architecture firm HNTB received an award for design of this building, which successfully resolves issues related to small site.
A Break With the Past
January 5, 2005
The Raphael Hotel is now under new management, recently bought for an undisclosed price by Lighthouse Properties LLC of Salina, Kansas. The 123-room hotel has been placed on the top of the list for the...
A Browser's Guide to Unique Bookstores
Review of locally-owned (non-chain) bookstores with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Bookenders in Platte City, (2) Glenn Books at 1227 Baltimore Avenue, (3) Bennett Schneider at 300 Ward...
A High School on Easy Street
Article describing the advantaged way of life of students at the private high school Pembroke Hill at State Line and Ward Parkway.
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
A Lively Exchange
Article describes the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Kansas City's Central Exchange at the home of the group's president and CEO (2004), Ellen D'Amato. Article details the decor of D'Amato's Ward...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940
Photos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his...
A Tale of Two Projects: New Planning Processes Change Community Attitudes
Introduction to two separate articles showing how two projects in 1998 were stopped as a result of strong community opposition, and the later results when the community became involved in the planning...
Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing the area around and including Loose Park and Sunset Hill. Wornall Road and Ward Parkway are visible. Map identified from set as Section...
Along Brush Creek
View of Brush Creek, along Ward Parkway looking south. Apartment buildings in view. Located in the Country Club Plaza.
Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel at 36th and Broadway
Baltimore Hotel Profile
Brief resume of Mary McGavran, "Dean of Kansas City Cosmetologists" with 50 years in the cosmetology business in Kansas City. Description of her career as "owner of the Marie Earle Beauty Salon at 314...
Bernard Corrigan Residence
Description and history of the Bernard Corrigan residence in Kansas City designed by Louis Curtiss as a three-story Prairie School style reflecting the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was built in...
Bernstein-Rein Pursues Development Near Plaza
April 10, 2004
Article says the firm expects to break ground Fall 2004 on an $80 million development that will occupy most of the block between Roanoke Road and Belleview Avenue, from Ward Parkway to 48th Street. Bernstein-Rein...
House-hunting profile of the Waldo residential district, bounded by Gregory Boulevard, Ward Parkway, Holmes Road, and 85th St.
Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate
Biography of Casimir John Joseph Michael Welch (1873-1936), Politician
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