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$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
'Charm of Ageless Elegance'
July 3, 2005
Photos of houses and description of Country Club Heights, south of the Country Club Plaza and north of Brookside. Houses featured in photos with current selling prices include 634 W. 59th Terrace; 630...
'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear
December 13, 2006
Mike and Vicki Walker have written a book which explores nostalgic theaters still operating in the Midwest. The book covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Two that are mentioned from...
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
A Garden of Bungalows
Article about "patches" of small houses called "bungalows," likened to flowers in "full bloom," such as the bungalow patch between 27th, Paseo, 30th, and Tracy Avenue. Photo of the J. H. Mehle residence...
A Local Imprint on a Classic Style
November 9, 2014
Article profiles a three-story home located within Kansas City's Coleman Highlands neighborhood built in 1909 in the shirtwaist style. The author mentions that shirtwaist homes can be found within several...
A Very Upscale Appeal
January 15, 2003
Story about the Kirkwood development located near the Country Club Plaza at 49th and Wornall. It is to be a very upscale, affluent condominium area. Article includes a color photocopy of the model of the...
Agency Chief's 'Resignation' Stirs Debate
June 29, 1986
News article about Vernon Thompson, a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives and former executive director of the Citizens Housing Information Council, an agency that weatherproofs and re-models...
Antebellum Homes Now
May 29, 2011
Cover story on the antebellum homes in the Kansas City metro area, especially in Weston and Lexington, Missouri. Brief histories on some of the structures are included, as well as pictures of the homes....
Asbestos Violations Cited
January 27, 2007
Article tells about charges against the Community Development Corp., the city of Kansas City , Health Midwest and several private contractors of concealing hazardous waste removed from houses at the Citadel...
Banking on a New KC Legacy
June 12, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City moved into its new headquarters located near Liberty memorial and the edge of Penn Valley Park. The grand opening is scheduled for June 12, 2008. The new building...
Beacon Hill Gains Momentum
May 12, 2010
Article reports that "the first six new town homes are finished and for sale in Beacon Hill, another milestone in Kansas City's decade-long effort to revitalize the neighborhood just east of downtown."...
Beth Shalom Dedicates New Building
March 17, 2006
Congregation Beth Shalom will have the official dedication of its new building at 14200 Lamar in Overland Park on Sunday, March 26, 2006. "Currently, the building houses the administrative and ritual offices,...
Big Fire Loss in 1914
March 9, 1931
On the night of Friday, November 6, 1914, a portion of the native division of the stock yards was destroyed by fire. About 16 acres of pens and five scale houses were burned with an estimated damage of...
Big House Has More Than Size on Its Side
October 2, 2011;
Steven Huff, shareholder and chairman of TF Concrete Forming Systems, is building a 72,000-square-foot house in Highlandville, Missouri, that he hopes to be completed by 2013. The house, known as "Pensmore,"...
Buck's Home to Enhance His Legacy
June 23, 2011
Restoration on Buck O'Neil's two-story home at 3049 E. 32nd Street is underway by the Bethel AME Church and the Friends of the Buck O'Neil Historic Preservation Foundation. The house has deteriorated some...
Can 102-Year-Old Lenexa House Be Saved?
May 11, 2011
Article and photo of a 2.5 story, limestone farmhouse built in 1908 and 1909 by the grandparents of Judy Miller, the current owner trying to discover a buyer who will not demolish it. The original farm...
Castle Hahatonka Served as an Oasis from City Life
July 7, 2010
Postcard image and short article about Castle Hahatonka in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The "castle" was the dream of Robert McClure Snyder, a Kansas City businessman who built it as a vacation home...
Changed the Names: A Movement to Better Facilitate the Numbering of Houses
Article printed in consecutive issues of the paper listing the new names for streets or parts of streets in Westport and the reasons for the new names.
Charlotte Street Building's Mystery Is Solved
March 22, 2008
The building at 1401 Charlotte is owned by LightCore, a fiber-optic network provider that provides communications, high-speed Internet, and entertainment services. No employees work in the building; it...
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