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Glass Negative, Color
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A Kansas City Architect, Phillip Drotts
Biographical article about architect Phillip Drotts, working in Kansas City from 1904 until the early 1950s, "the designer of some of the city's outstanding structures." Photos and description of his career,...
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan
Photos and biographical article about Clifton Breeden Sloan, or Clifton Sloan (1870-1958), an architect "responsible for some of Kansas City's most interesting architectural designs." Native of Illinois...
A Kansas City Architect: Edgar Faris
Biographical article about Edgar Faris (1882-1945), a Kansas City architect with extant works dating between 1908 and 1925, before moving to Miami in 1926, gaining "a national reputation as a landscape...
A Kansas City Boy Dreamed of Flying around the World--and Did
Photos and biographical article about William Paul Odom, or William Odom, a record-setting airplane pilot "reared in Kansas City and learn[ing] to fly here ten years ago." Born in Belton, Missouri, about...
A Last Hurrah for Josiah Moss
September 1, 1974
Photo and article about the Josiah Moss mansion in Saint Joseph, Missouri, built in 1891 on Sylvanie Street with an "authentic roof garden" and restored in 1974 by his grandson, Preston Moss.
A Little Slice of Beverly Hills in Independence
January 9, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Beverly Hills Acre Tracts subdivision in eastern Jackson County between the city limits of Kansas City and Independence, Mo. The housing tract was developed in...
A New Dutch Colonial House with a Very Compact Plan
Illustration, architectural drawings, and caption about the new H. H. Halvorson residence at 630 West 62nd Street, designed in Dutch colonial style with garage by "architects, Martling & Brandenburger."...
A New Frontier
Photos, map, and article about the continuing and managed growth of urbanization in Johnson County, Kansas suburbs, especially along 119th Street, with shopping centers, residences, and coordinated automobile...
A New Home for Frank L. Severance
Illustration and caption about the new house of Frank Severance, "treasurer of the Irving-Pitt Manufacturing Company, being built at 629 West [57th Street Terrace," designed by architect John Van Brunt....
A New Look at Remarkable. ..Missouri Town 1855
Illustrations and article about Missouri Town 1855, a collection of relocated and preserved houses and other 19th century buildings from the metro and surrounding areas "on the eastern side of Lake Jacomo."...
A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940
Photos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his...
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and text about the postcard and the R.A. Long mansion.
A Rummage through a House of Fading Whispers
October 12, 1980
Article about the former residence of the Waggoner family of Independence, Missouri, built about 1855 by John Lewis (a farmer from Kentucky) at 313 East Pacific Street and later becoming the home of "the...
A Slice of Kansas City History
July 2, 2008
Short article spotlighting a house for sale at 5301 Budd Park Esplanade in the old Northeast community. The author reports that it may have been the former home of Judge Azariah Budd.
A Thanksgiving Story
Photo of the Milo Lawrence home.
A Visit in Platte County History
Photo and article about "the second oldest home in Platte County," the "home of Missouri State Representative Meg Harding" in 2001. Built (the original part remaining) in 1837 "by David Johnson" (1814-1887),...
A Window on the World
Photographs and article about the rural home near Kearney, Missouri, of Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin, who has been associated with Hallmark Cards since 1991. Called ''Blue Skies,'' the prairie-style home...
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
Full frontal and side view; located at 75th and Broadway
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