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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 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...
A Chat with Bishop Hogan: Kansas City's Roman Catholic Prelate Talks of Other Times
Portrait and biographical article about the 81-year-old Reverend John Hogan, the first Catholic bishop of the Kansas City Diocese, living at "the Episcopal residence in West Twelfth Street" and reminiscing...
A Chat with the Farm Editor: A Missouri Town Bounces Back after Shift in Agricultural Economy
Article about the economic recovery through cooperation among local businesses, government, and farmers in "Trenton, Mo., a city about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City in Grundy County," also with a...
A Chinaman's Obsequies
Large traditional Chinese funeral for laundryman How Ah Hing with banners, red flags, Chinese orchestra, etc.
A Chorus Beyond Song
Describes the history, current status, and future of the Heartland Men's Chorus.
A Chronicle of Freedom
February 19, 2012
In-depth interview of Emiel Cleaver, son of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and former KC mayor. His film, called "Freedom Is Now," is about "Kansas City's oldest and most powerful African-American political...
A Church Bazaar Recalls Pioneer Times Here
Article about the contribution to the early growth of the Kansas City area by the town of New Santa Fe located at present-day 125th and State Line Roads. Mentions wagon trains to the Southwest and the...
A Church Leader Dies
Photo and obituary for Reverend Clarence Skinner, "71 years old, of the Reorganized Latter Day Saint church at Independence." Native of Iowa coming to Kansas City about 1929 "as bishop of the Kansas City...
A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.
A City Hall Wanted
Article describing the county jail and the new police headquarters in the old courthouse.
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A City of Glass
Article provides information on the glass in the new Sprint Center as well as other buildings downtown which contain a lot of glass. For the Sprint Center the following information is provided: 2,204 panels...
A Civil Action
Describes the making of the movie "Ride With the Devil", directed by Ang Lee, filmed in the Kansas City area.
A Classic goal for bank
October 10, 2003
Article describes plans for new Federal Reserve bank building near Penn Valley Park. President Thomas M. Hoenig, said the New York architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and the Kansas City firm...
A Clay Landmark Goes: Razing of Campbell Mansion to End This Week
Article about the demolition of the mansion of William Campbell, ca. 1874, at the intersection of Highways 69 and 169, five miles north of Kansas City.
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