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A Brilliant Organ Gets a Brilliant Organist
October 11, 2004
October 8, 2004, French organist Olivier Latry played the dedicatory recital for the new $850,000 pipe organ by Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders of Alexandria, Virginia, at the Visitation Catholic Church.
A Brown Out
Describes a long-standing "climate of discrimination" against Hispanic employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
A Busy Key for Him
Photo and biographical article about William Schoenhard, or Bill Schoenhard, retiring in 1953 from his "50-year career of selling clothing to young men of Kansas City" as "owner of the Schoenhard's Boys...
A Can-Do Mood in Condo Market
September 18, 2005
Article describes real estate agents who havew pinned their hopes on the condominium "boom" in the downtown area. It also discusses who is buying the condominiums. A map shows clusters of condos in the...
A Career Selling Historic Northeast
December 21, 2005
Article features northeast real estate agent Tony Termini who graduated from Northeast High School in 1980. He began is career in 1985 with Phil and Jo Mangiaracina, owners of JoMag Realty. He works now...
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Central Part of the East Village
December 16, 2006
J.E. Dunn Construction has unveiled the design for its new downtown headquarters and a revised plan for the East Village redevelopment plan. The five-story building, designed by 360 Architecture and BNIM...
A Century Later Marillac Still Feels Like Home: The Former Orphanage Now Treats Children with Emotional Difficulties
File contains an article about the Marillac Center, a mental health center for children, a product of the Kansas City Orphan Boys' Home originally in Westport, merged with orphan girls' homes, and now...
A Century of Growth in Agriculture: Kansas City's Cow Town Past is Always Remembered
December 10-16, 1999
Retrospective article detailing the history of agriculture in Kansas City.
A Century of Growth in Banking and Finance: KC Starts as Banking Hub, Ends with Regional Offices
Retrospective article detailing the history of banks and banking in Kansas City.
A Century of Growth in Health Care: Area Hospitals Move and Grow with Kansas City
Retrospective article detailing the history of health care and hospitals in Kansas City.
A Century of Growth in Real Estate: Highways, Developers Help Mold Metro's Look
Retrospective article describing the growth of Kansas City.
A Century of Growth in Retail: Retail Evolves from Downtown to Suburban Centers
Retrospective article detailing the history of retail in Kansas City.
A Century of Growth in Technology: Lack of Money Hampers KC's Technology Development
Retrospective article detailing the history of research and technology institutions in Kansas City and their relation to the city's growth.
A Century of Growth in Transportation: Bridge of Destiny Transforms Small River Town
Retrospective article detailing the history of transportation in Kansas City.
A Century of Guardian Angels
September 30, 2009
Guardian Angels Catholic Church, called Guardian Angel until the 1950s, at 1310 Westport Road celebrates 100 years. The original parishoners were German-speaking Catholics. "Today, Guardian Angels attracts...
A Century of Striving
July 22, 2014
Article detailing the histories and current operations of Kansas City engineering firms HNTB and Black & Veatch. HNTB turned 100 in 2014, and Black and Veatch will follow in 2015. A section on Burns &...
A Century Old, Yet New
October 31, 2007
Former Scottish Rite Temple at 7th and Ann streets in Kansas City, Kansas, has been remodeled for a casino. It will be called 7th Street Casino. The Temple dates to 1906.
A Change in a Great Firm: Bullene, Moore, Emery & Co. Now Emery, Bird, Thayer & Co.
Portraits (of L. T. Moore, J. T. Bird, W. B. Thayer [or William Bridges Thayer], and J. C. Fennell) and article about the change in name of the Bullene, Moore, Emery & Company dry goods store in 1895 to...
A Changing Blueprint
October 20, 2010
Article describes several high-profile architectural projects of Burns & McDonnell, including large projects for the U.S. military command center. In recent years, the company expanded its portfolio to...
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