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Description of Packing Houses
Excerpt from one of Melvin B. Tolson's "popular 'Caviar and Cabbage' columns for the Washington Tribune" that describes his work at the packing house in 1918.
Descriptions of Kansas City by Irving and Benton
Description of the visits by Washington Irving (in Independence in 1832) and Senator Thomas Hart Benton (at Kansas City in 1853) and their descriptions of the Kansas City area, the latter's being called...
Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
Aticle about the eighth Designers' Showhouse, at 1008 Valentine Road, a Victorian mansion built in 1901-1902 for the family of Llewellyn James, general counsel for the Armour Packing Company and later...
Designers' Showhouse I
The first Designers' Showhouse was 5208 Belleview Avenue, residence of Harry Seavey. Designed by architect John Van Brunt, it was built in 1912 and overlooked Brush Creek Valley. Seavey was born in Chicago...
Designers' Showhouse XIX
Two-page paper on the 19th Designers' Showhouse showcasing the residence of Herbert P. Wright at 3735 Belleview Avenue. The house was built in 1913, designed by architect Clarence Shepard, and listed "on...
Designers' Showhouse XXXIV, Roselawn
Magazine of the 34th Designers' Showhouse featuring Roselawn, former home of William Volker at 3717 Bell, Kansas City, Missouri. Includes floor plans (p. 62) and photographs and descriptions of the design...
File contains manuscripts, booklets, and information about the designers' showhouses. Designers' Showhouse is a fund-raiser for the Kansas City Symphony generally held in Spring and organized by the Junior...
Photos and biographical article about Kenneth Owens Morgan, or Kenneth Morgan, a "27-year-old designer" of furniture and houses, growing up in Taos, New Mexico and "heavily influenced by Kansas City's...
Detached Home for 'Transplants'
May 29, 2008
"The City Homes project nearing completion at Fifth and Oak streets in the River Market area packs 27 detached houses into a 2.2 acre site between the City Market and the Columbus Park neighborhood." Built...
Discover Why KC Goes Home to The National
The National Golf Club of Kansas City added a "new maintenance-provided townhome project, the Lime Stone Road Townhomes." For four consecutive years, "The National Golf Club of Kansas City has earned the...
Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe? Freighting on the Sante Fe Trail, 1821-1846
Second in a series of articles examining the evolution of freighting on the Santa Fe Trail over four time periods: 1821-1846, 1846-1848, 1848-1866, and 1866-1880. This installment examines the types of...
Dr. William Thompkins
April 18, 1905
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Thompkins, a black Kansas City physician and former "recorder of deeds for the district of Columbia [Washington, D. C.]." Born about 1885 in Jefferson City, Missouri...
E. T. Allen and W. H. T. Rainford
March 4, 1905
Photos and descriptions of E. T. Allen and W. H. T. Rainford, building contractors in Kansas City. Description of Rainford as president of the Missouri Valley Cut Stone Company at Broadway and "the Belt...
Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw
Contains an illustration of the Chouteau house, one of the two houses "where heaviest fighting occurred" during the Battle of Big Blue part of the Battle of Westport.
Early Kansas City Architect Dies
Tribute to architect Elizabeth Rivard (ca. 1899-1988) upon her death on February 9, 1988. Awarded first architectural award of its kind in 1930, only because identity as a woman was unknown.
Early Kansas City Architects: Alice G. Jackson
Biographical article about Kansas City architect Alice Gertrude Jackson, or Alice Jackson, a local architect with credits including mainly houses, notably a Swiss chalet type at 5408 Central Avenue.
Early Kansas City Architects: George Carman
Photos and biographical article about George Carman, a local architect designing the Gem Theater (1615-17 East 18th Street), Kansas City Journal Building (300 E. 8th Street), and many houses.
Early Kansas City Architects: Selby Kurfiss
Photos and biographical article about architect Selby Kurfiss, a native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City by 1891 "as a draftsman for Adriance Van Brunt," dying in 1949. Description of his career, designing...
Early Kansas City View
Sun rising or setting over unidentified area with houses.
East 27th Street Colonnades District
December 28, 2005
National Register of Historic Places nomination for colonnaded apartment buildings at 1300-02, 1312-14, and 1320-22 East 27th Street, includes description, photographs, and history.
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