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. ...

Glen Airy Place tucked away in North Hyde Park

(This post was originally published on June 18, 2017) Fewer than a dozen homes lined what was once known as Glen Airy Place ...

Female Architect Left Her Stamp On This Countryside Block

Although there were few female architects at the time, Alice Jackson designed and built three of the homes on this Countryside ...

Mansions at Armour and Main gradually repurposed, replaced

The Henry Fowler residence once stood at the corner of se corner of Main and Armour, serving as a union hall after 1940 and ...

Gardeners Once Flocked To A Backyard On This Block Near Westport

In the 1950s, many Kansas City gardeners visited the yard of Mrs. F.T. Hoeck at 4254 Jefferson near Westport Road. She was ...

Manheim Park block attracted immigrants in 1920s

Small, well-built bungalows lined Forest Avenue and E. 44th Street on this Manheim Park block in the 1940s. Much of the block ...

Residents Rebuild in West Plaza After 1962 Gas Main Explosion

Eleven homes at 46th and Wyoming were destroyed in a 1962 gas main explosion. It took more than a year for the damage to ...