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March 22, 2008
Graphics and statistics reflecting what happens in Kansas City between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 2008. It was based on an article, "The Busiest Hour on Earth" that ran in New York's "World Magazine" in 1906....
63rd Street: A Vital Link
February 13, 2013
Article focuses on the history, diversity, and gradual rebirth of the 63rd Street Corridor, which stretches from State Line Road east into Raytown, Missouri. The road is described as a "vital artery" that...
7 Former Mayors at Van Horn Home
File containing a biographical article about the "picnic at the home of Colonel Robert T. Van Horn at [his home at the] Evanston [railway station in Independence] in honor of Kansas City's most distinguished...
71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer
December 12, 2012
Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...
900 Jobs Heading to New KC Home
December 10, 2013
Article on the decision by the General Services Administration (GSA) to relocate 900 employees from the soon-to-close Bannister Federal Complex to the Two Pershing Square building at 2300 Main Street....
97,000 of Us Need New Route Over River
May 16, 2005
Article providing information about the closing of the 51-year-old Paseo Bridge for rehabilitation work costing $20.9 million. Includes statistics about other bridges and their opening dates as well as...
Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
A "Castle" for Dr. Tiffany
Illustration and article about "the residence being built for Dr. Flavel B. Tiffany [or Flavel Tiffany] on the west side of Garfield avenue at the Cliff drive," resembling a European castle and designed...
A "Shut In" Farm
Story of the changes from rural to urban environment surrounding the Webster Withers mansion, built in about 1883 at 31st and Troost Avenues "to get away out on a farm."
A "What Is Science" Debate at Science City
Discusses the debate surrounding the quality and usefulness of the exhibits at Science City.
A $120,000 Foyle Estate: Will of Gustin-Bacon Executive Is Filed for Probate
Notice about the will of the late John Foyle, including bequests to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Rockhurst College.
A $20,000 Blaze
Article describing the fire burning down the Union Depot and three nearby buildings, killing one man. Fire occurring at 3:00 am, September 22, 1875.
A 'Crystal Bowl' Arena
August 19, 2005
The final design of the Sprint Center was unveiled August 18, 2005. Article has drawing of the design with statistics and timeline. The complex will include a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...
A 'Final Countdown'
June 29, 2006
The new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open on June 16, 2007. The addition is a 165,000-square-feet glass and steel structure designed by Steven Holl. The inaugural exhibitions...
A 'Whirlwind' is Coming
May 7, 2009
Article profiles John Covington who was chosen unanimously to be the new Superintendant of Schools for the Kansas City School District. Covington comes to Kansas City from Pueblo, Colorado, and is a graduate...
A 102-Unit Projection to Investors Here
A 25-Year Milestone
October 17, 2006
Article reports the honoring of City Market area leader Mel Mallin upon the 25th anniversary of the founding of the River Market Business Association. Mallin and others are credited with helping to create...
A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft
Article about the Swedish family business involved in manufacturing aircraft parts and lamp fixtures.
A Baker's Two Dozen
Review of two photography shows at the Dolphin Gallery. Also briefly discusses the closing of the Baker Gallery.
A Bakery With Buzz
September 29, 2004
Discussion of the pastry/baking certificate pilot program at Johnson County Community College developed by Doug Flick, associate professor with the hospitality management program and instructor of the...
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