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G H Forsee
George E Kessler
H G Wilson
Harold S Buttenheim
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Dream of What Might Be When Kansas City Acquires "Signboard" Hill [and] What Will Happen if "Signboard" Hill Is Allowed to Continue
Large illustrations of potential developments on Signboard Hill (later the site of the Crown Center mixed use complex) across Main Street from Liberty Memorial and Penn Valley Park. First illustration...
A Union Station Park
Short article about the favorable proposition to use the "land directly to the south of the new Union Station. ..for park purposes," and "that ample traffic ways to the east and to the west from the station...
Aerial View of Signboard Hill
Aerial view looking northeast from Signboard Hill.The view includes the Journal Post Building, Coca Cola Building, General Hospital, and Hotel Plaza.
Billboards, Truck and Automobile
Truck and automobile parked near bluff, possibly Signboard Hill. Atop bluff are several billboards, the largest of which is an advertisement for Penn Vacuum-Fire Spark Plugs.
Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
Photos from clippings of the hill, roughly between 27th, Main, Pershing, and Grand Avenue, covered with advertising signs prior to the construction of Crown Center.
DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid
A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...
Intersection of Main and Grand
October 15, 1927
Skyline view looking north from the intersection of Grand and Main.
Kansas City--Shows Missouri
Pictorial article about the history and growth of Kansas City, with photos, illustration, and captions showing and describing the changes in Kansas City's appearance and functions from its early days to...
Kansas City, Missouri
Looking north along Main from Signboard Hill.
Street level view believed to be looking south on Main Street by Union Station area or Signboard Hill area. Identified as cut through the rocks near Union Station.
Midtown Kansas City, Missouri
Looking northeast from Liberty Memorial.
Miscellaneous Landmarks Commission Photographs Finding Aid
These 575 photographs from the Landmarks Commission were produced by various Kansas City, Missouri, city departments during the 1920s through the 1970s. A number of historic Kansas City landmarks, neighborhoods,...
Missouri State Role in Project
Article describing the Hallmark-owned Crown Center Redevelopment Project, "enabling legislation" to redevelop the area of Signboard Hill.
Mr. Kessler's Opinion
Opinions of the city's landscape architect regarding what to do with Signboard Hill, the hill between Union Station and Penn Valley Park.
Plan Huge Urban Center
Multiple use development at "Signboard Hill site" including hotel complex, apartments, motor inn, and cultural center to begin with. Victor Gruen & Associates of Los Angeles and Larry Smith & Company of...
Postcard of the Hotel Plaza
Looking south along the west side of Main near Pershing Road. Also shows Hotel Plaza.
Street Scene Near Union Station
Street level view believed to be looking south probably on Main Street by Union Station area or Signboard Hill area. Identified as â€œCut through the rocks near Union Stationâ€.
The Crown Jewel on Signboard Hill
Article with descriptive and photographic views of Crown Center, which covers up Signboard Hill, formerly the city's "most notorious eyesore."
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