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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Looking east along 39th from Main.
47th and Main
47th and Main, looking east and south to 49th.
A Great American Idea: A New Town Comes to Life in Downtown Kansas City
Photos and article about the multi-use complex of Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City with hotels, shopping (including the Hallmark Cards headquarters), and apartments, etc.
A Historic Makeover
AUgust 3, 2007
The Midtown Theatre, located at 13th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to reopen in the spring of 2008 following a $28 million makeover. The new renovations include cabaret seating and several...
A Midtown Renaissance
Article about the revitalization of Westport and/or Midtown Kansas City, including business organizations and neighborhood associations reclaiming the area after decades of post-war suburban flight, through...
A New Madrid: The Main Street Theater Is Getting a Face-Lift
Photos and article about the 2001 restoration of the Madrid Theater, built in 1926 at 3810 Main Street. History of the theater, "promised to be 'the' distinctive theater of Kansas City" with a Spanish...
Aerial View of 26th and Broadway
Aerial view looking northeast from 26th & Broadway. Included in view are Union Station and Penn Valley Park.
Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing the area from 27th to 35th Streets and Broadway Boulevard to Troost Avenue including Main Street, Linwood Boulevard, Armour Boulevard,...
Aerial View of Union Station
Aerial view from west side of Union Station, looking east. Rahe's Auto and Tractor School in in view on upper left.
Aines Farm Dairy Building
June 15, 2008
National Register of Historic Places nomination for Aines Farm Dairy Building, or Foremost Dairy Building, at 3110-3130 Gillham Road, includes description, photographs, and history.
Review of restaurants in Midtown and Downtown.
Ambrosi Brothers--A Cut Above
Article describes the history of the Ambrosi Brothers Cutlery Company, a Midtown fixture. The Ambrosi Family emmigrated from Italy to the United States in 1957, and began sharpening knives out of the back...
American Institute of Architects Guide to Kansas City Architecture & Public Art
Book filled with photos, maps, and descriptions of numerous structures of architectural significance in Kansas City including buildings, residences, and public art works and including newer buildings up...
Arts Beat: Business and Pleasure
Photo and biographical article about Jerry Harrington, "owner of the Tivoli Theater and the Tivoli Video," describing his life and career, growing up in Kansas City and studying to be a film director,...
Attorney is Driven to Collect the Best
June 23, 2013
Interview with Marshall Miller, Kansas City attorney and creator of the annual Art of the Car Concours fundraiser to benefit the Kansas City Art Institute. Miller discusses his motivations for founding...
Back From the 'Burbs: Tales of Central City Fancy and Suburban Flight
Photos and article about the return to "the city" by former suburbanites in the Greater Kansas City area.
Street level view of the west side of 2221 Baltimore looking north. This area is in the Crossroads Arts District located in Kansas City's midtown area. Sign in view reads "Opie Brush Co."
Partial frontal view of the Barclay building designed by architect Robert Gornall in the late 1920s located on the east side of Broadway between 36th and Valentine Road. The building to the left was called...
Biography of Fred Wolferman (1870-1955), Owner of Wolferman's Gourmet Grocery
Blaze Destroys Old Ballroom: Midtown Building, Opened in 1913, Was in Renovation
Photos and article about the fire destroying the Monaco Ballroom, a former movie theater being restored at 31st and Cherry Streets. Built in 1913 as the Gillham Theater ("a movie palace") "by Cleveland...
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