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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Budworth, Claude L
Aerial View of Kansas City
West Bottoms, looking south. Shows 12th Street Viaduct and Kansas City Stockyards.
Aerial View of Swift Plant
Swift and Company.
Aerial View of West Bottoms and Downtown Kansas City
Aerial view of West Bottoms and downtown Kansas City looking primarily east. Kemper Arena in middle of foreground.
Alderman Jim Pendergast
Biography of James or "Big Jim" Pendergast, older brother of Tom Pendergast, starting in Kansas City politics in the late 1870s as a saloon keeper and City Council alderman in the First Ward, including...
American Royal Looks At Its Future
October 21, 2005
A $50 million plan to enlarge the American Royal complex was given on October 20, 2005. The actual costs will probably be between $50 and $100 million dollars. It is hoped that an additional 151,000 visitors...
An Interview With Elvira Ramirez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Date of interview unknown. 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 a typed list of contents.
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...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the "Inter-City or Sixth Street Viaduct" connecting the cities of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas across the West Bottoms, depicting the entrance at both ends (the...
Anything But Lousy: J. Bird Studios Builds a Nest in Armourdale
J. Bird Studios, at 516 Kansas Avenue, opened September 2006. Tile-maker Jori Herbert established the six-artist studio in Armourdale because of its affordability and proximity to West Bottoms and Crossroads....
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Henry Hopkins (ca. 1837-1908), former "chaplain of the Sons of the Revolution in Missouri" and founder of "Kawsmouth Chapel in the West Bottoms" in the 1880s....
Architecture: Prizewinning Arena Collapses
Photos and article about the collapse of the roof of the Kemper Arena, "the 17,000-seat sports and concert coliseum that was the site of the 1976 Republican Convention" in the West Bottoms.
Entry from the 1894 Kansas City city directory: 1207-1209, West 9th Street, "mdse" broker, West Bottoms. Last listed at above address in the 1894 city directory, page 401.
Art in Kansas City
Two articles highlight the art scene in Kansas City: "Kansas City's Glittering New Galleries" and "Kansas City: A City of Art." The first article reviews the new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Stilwell, a railroad magnate and real estate developer in Kansas City. Born in New York in 1859 and coming to Kansas City in 1879 as a printer with "office on Union Avenue,...
Beauty of the Beast
April 16, 2008
Article describes the history of the Hobbs Building, located at 1427 W. 9th Street in the West Bottoms area. Built in 1904, the Hobbs building was home to a furniture factory and later a manufacturing...
Portrait and biographical sketch of Benjamin McLean, a Kansas City tanner with his store at 10th and Hickory Streets in the West Bottoms ("West Kansas") but initially at 13th and Grand Avenues, with residence...
Postcard of Benton Boulevard
Interior view of classroom and J.M. Cottingham; located at 14th and Liberty in West Bottoms.
Bill Nelson's Big Dream
Photo and biographical article about Bill Nelson (arriving here in 1988 from Dallas), former "president of Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City," and his efforts to replace Kemper Arena in the...
Biography of Adriance Van Brunt(1836-1913), Architect
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