Homes Once Lined 39th Street West of Trafficway

Before it was a commercial strip, 39th Street between Summit and Roanoke was home to families who built new homes as Kansas ...

Newly-renovated Scottish Rite Temple Anchors Historic Linwood and Paseo Block

The Scottish Rite Temple at the northwest corner of Linwood and the Paseo, opened in 1930, has recently been renovated and ...

A 1920s Block Filled with Streetcar Workers

Small homes like this one on Campbell just south of Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard were once filled with streetcar workers, their ...

Middle, Upper Class Families Were First Residents of Crestwood Block

The Nichols Company described this home at 5445 Cherry for sale for $16,000 as “one of Kansas City’s loveliest Dutch ...

Plaza’s Nordstrom Block Has Seen Changes Before

Families headed up by a saddle maker, a stone mason and a wood worker once lived on this block of the Country Club Plaza, ...

Family Once Owned This South Plaza Block

The shops on the southeast corner of 51st and Main were built in the 1930s, after the McDonald farm was sold and the areas ...

Prohibition Raid Found ‘One of Finest Distilleries’ in South Plaza

The southwest corner of 51st and Main has been a popular eating spot for several decades. A 1917 map of the block shows only ...

Black, white families, church, businesses shared Westport block in early 1900s

Kelly’s Westport Inn, one of the most historically significant buildings in Kansas City, was built in 1850-1. It served ...

How One Family Came to this Rockhill Block

Alfred and Grace Schauffler, a prominent Kansas City family, moved onto this Rockhill neighborhood block in the late 1920s. ...

Westwood Park Block Attracted Families in Early 1920s

This area of the Westwood Park neighborhood was slow to develop after 1913 – until J.C. Nichols took over the marketing. ...