Westport’s oldest settlers fiddled and danced at Little’s Hall

If you look closely at the leaded glass on the old Broadway Hardware building on Westport Road, you can make out the name ...

Valentine Road history: mansions, churches – and a plus-sized dress shop

As Midtown was developing, there was tension along Valentine Road east of Summit between developers and those who wanted ...

Long-forgotten L.A. Allen home stood at Valentine and Broadway

The L.A. Allen home at the southwest corner of Valentine and Broadway as it looked in 1900. The site, now the location of ...

This Volker block was home to hard-working laborers

  A couple sits on a front porch at 4012 Holly Street in 1940. The neighborhood had been home to railroad and stockyard ...

From the archives: Armour Boulevard history

Drugstore at the corner of Armour and Troost The same block today The businesses that once lined the southeast corner of ...

Families moved in and out of this Midtown block

On this block of Valentine Road west of Southwest Trafficway, most families came and went quickly over the years. One family, ...

Valentine block was home of school board president

In the 1930s in Valentine, most households were made up of single families headed by a working father, but it was not uncommon ...

South Hyde Park block once had a grocery store

In 1913, the five neighbors along this stretch of Kenwood from 41st street south made a big splash in the early summer. Mrs. ...

Small bungalows, apartments made up South Hyde Park block

Confederate Civil War captain Richard McCarty lived in this South Hyde Park home at 4300 Holmes  in 1919. The home, seen ...

Walnuts apartments replaced famous mansion of the same name

The Walnuts, three high-end residential hotel buildings, attracted the cream of Kansas City society in the 1930s. Before ...