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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Cydney E Millstein
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 Kansas City Architect: The Boston Connection
Biographical article about architect Benjamin Brooks, moving from Boston to Kansas City in 1885, working here until 1919 on apartments and houses, including the Beals Building and residence and the Massachusetts...
A Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath
Louise Heorath whose real name was Cora Totty was associated with Annie Chambers, owner of houses of prostitution in the city around the turn of the century. "Perhaps it was not until the 18th Amendment...
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 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 New Look at Remarkable. ..Missouri Town 1855
Illustrations and article about Missouri Town 1855, a collection of relocated and preserved houses and other 19th century buildings from the metro and surrounding areas "on the eastern side of Lake Jacomo."...
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...
A Zeal for Wheels: Bill Backer's Museum Houses More than a Century of Unique Autos
Article about Bill Backer's Auto World Car Museum in Fulton, Missouri, holding "90 vehicles ranging from an 1895 Haynes to a 1987 Jaguar," with photos.
AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid
The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
Action Before Westport, 1864
Paintings of battlefields and photos of generals and strategic houses.
Adaptive Reuse: A Case Study--New Uses for Old Movie Houses
Article about the adaptive reuse of many of Kansas City's earliest movie theaters, including the Uptown, Warwick, Gillham, Plaza, Regent, Colonial, Lyric, and Waldo Theaters, with photo of the Uptown.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 68 with Winter Scenes
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards. Four cards with similar design and theme show houses in snowy winter scenes surrounded by a gray border. Three cards are black with colorful scenes of...
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...
Ahead of Her Time: Mary Rockwell Hook
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City architect Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), and her techniques and designs ahead of their time with residences built with stones and other materials from...
Alexander Majors Residence
The Majors Home at 8145 State Line Road, was built by Alexander Majors, one of the founders of the Pony Express, in the late 1850s. He was also a partner in the famous Russell, Majors & Waddell freight...
Allen & Nancy Norman Make it Home
Portrait of Allen And Nancy Noman who have restored numerous houses in the Longfellow/Dutch Hill Neighborhoods. The Normans are active community builders and advocates for their neighborhood.
American Royal Building
Postcard of American Royal building interior
An Interview With Esther Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 26, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (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 typed list of contents....
An Interview With Felisa Ruiz
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded November 7, 1980. 2 sound cassettes (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...
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