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 for homes to be owned by widows or for families to rent out rooms to one or several boarders. Midtown households in ...

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. C.M. Reiter began by planting pink Dorothy Perkins roses. The next year, her four neighbors did the same. By the second ...

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 here in a 1940 photo, was owned in the 1920s by Erwin Le Roy Cottingham, a Marine who helped guard President Wilson on ...

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 the three tall apartments were built, a large stone mansion, also known as the Walnuts, sat on the site. Before the Walnuts, ...

Early advocate for the blind lived on this block near Rockhurst

  The home of Catherine Hale, known for her work to help the blind in Kansas City, stood at the northeast corner of Forest and Rockhurst. A recent Google maps view of the block. A few of the homes the block between 51st and Rockhurst ...

Do you remember E. 31st between Charlotte and Campbell?

From the 1920s in to the 1940s, many folks in Midtown visited 31st Street near Charlotte to get their “alive until ordered” poultry and eggs. Several different poultry houses operated at this location, In this 1940 photo, it was called ...

Glen Airy Place tucked away in North Hyde Park

Fewer than a dozen homes lined what was once known as Glen Airy Place in the North Hyde Park neighborhood, but the street still retains a tucked-away quality that sets it apart from other streets around it. Reader Dale Ealey recently asked what ...

1905 Armour Boulevard apartments and workingmen’s cottages now gone

This archived story originally appeared in the Midtown KC Post July 25, 2016 1905 Armour Boulevard apartments and workingmen’s cottages now gone

Valentine mansion once housed pioneer family, children of working mothers

Once considered an important Westport “mansion of the gay nineties,” the Schaefer home stood at the corner of Pennsylvania and West 39th Street Terrace – previously known as Schaefer Street. After the pioneer family sold the property, ...

A Memorial Day Look Back at the Westport Cemetery

Some of Westport’s earliest settlers were laid to rest in a small cemetery at Pennsylvania and Archibald, now part of the bustling entertainment district. Established in 1835, the last grave was added around just three decades later as new ...