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11 River Market Buildings Are Sold
December 22, 2004
Article with map illustration and photograph detailing the sale of buildings along Delaware Street in the River Market area. Eleven of the most historic buildings in the area are being sold for a reported...
125 Years, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
October 21, 2007
Special advertising section to "The Kansas City Star," about the history of Saint Luke's Hospital. Includes historical timeline and facts and a map showing locations of the 11 affiliated facilities. Includes...
12th Street Poised for Big Things
March 2, 2006
Article about Ollie Gates' plans to revitalize the area around 12th and the Paseo. His vision includes restoring William T. Fitzgerald Memorial Fountain, erect a memorial to African American soliders and...
12th Street Viaduct Links Downtown to Bottoms
July 20, 2011
Photo postcard showing the construction of the "new" 12th Street Viaduct and an accompanying article about its opening on March 8, 1915.
13th and Baltimore
September 5, 2014
Brief history of the southwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue and Ned Eddy's family's businesses in Kansas City. The corner was the location of the upscale supper club Eddy's Restaurant from...
146-Year-Old Platte City Building is in Peril
May 31, 2013
Brief article states that the historic building on the corner of Third and Ferrel Streets in Platte City may need to be demolished following the collapse of half of its north wall. The author states that...
163 Housing Warrants Cleared
The Police Department have recently done two special sweeps in the Northeast area to serve outstanding bench warrants issued by the city's housing court. There is some criticism that it is not enough and...
1833 Lawsuit Gets Mormons' Notice
January 4, 2006
As part of a joint local records preservation project between Jackson County and the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, legal documents concerning acts of violence against Mormon settlers have...
Information on the destructive tornado of May 11, 1886.
May 10, 1936
The Lathrop grade school at 6th and May Streets was destroyed by a cyclone on May 11, 1886. 15 children were killed when the belfrey crashed through the roof.
18th & Vine District to Inaugurate Jazz Walk of Fame
August 22-28, 2014
Article announces that a ceremony to honor distinguished Kansas City jazz musicians by installing 30-inch bronze medallions in the sidewalks along 18th Street near the 18th and Vine District will take...
November 30, 2014
First in a four-part series of historical fiction set in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1904 and focusing upon a murder investigation carried out by the city's first African-American police officer Lafayette...
1909 Glidden Tour
July 31, 2009
Articles reporting on the 1909 "Annual Reliability Tour of the American Automobile Association" or "Glidden Tour," which ended in Kansas City on July 30, 1909. The articles include illustrations, tour...
1918 Report Gives Hope To Hero's Supporters
April 24, 2011
Henry Johnson served in an all-black infantry regiment in France during 1918. Johnson's family tried to have him posthumously receive the nation's highest award for valor in 2003 but he was given the Distinguished...
1922 Getting It Done 1923
January 14, 1923
Photos and captions about the construction of the Kansas City Athletic Club building, showing its steel skeleton and at near completion.
1934 Election Frauds
Collection of clippings about the 1934 election frauds and murders.
1936 Election Frauds
Collection of clippings about the 1936 election frauds.
1946 Election Frauds
Collection of clippings about the election frauds of 1946.
Information on the destructive tornado of May 20, 1957.
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