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Do you remember this block of the Volker neighborhood at 35th and Genessee?

The block of Midtown that is today’s focus has always been a mystery to one of our readers. “On the NW corner of 35th Terrace and Genessee is a nice, solid red brick four-unit apartment building,” Diane Capps wrote. “Near the ...
Perhaps the best-known address on today’s block, from 44th to 45th and from Belleview to Madison Avenues, is The Point, a popular local bar and grill. From as early as 1918 through the 1930s, the buildings that house The Point served the neighborhood as a drug store and grocery.

Do you remember this block along Southwest Trafficway from 44th to 45th?

Perhaps the best-known address on today’s block, from 44th to 45th and from Belleview to Madison Avenues, is The Point, a popular local bar and grill. From as early as 1918 through the 1930s, the buildings that house The Point served the neighborhood ...
Although the buildings that once lined Thirty-first Street and wrapped around the corner on Holmes are gone now, this area was a thriving business and entertainment area in the 1920s through the 1940s. This building which stood at 3110 Holmes in this 1940 photo housed a variety of businesses during those years.

Do you remember this block from 31st to Linwood, Gillham to Holmes?

Although the buildings that once lined Thirty-first Street and wrapped around the corner on Holmes are gone now, this area was a thriving business and entertainment area in the 1920s through the 1940s. This building which stood at 3110 Holmes ...
Large homes in Old Hyde Park were well-suited to families around 1910, when many families still had servants who helped run their households. By 1940, this block between 36th and 37th, Wyandotte to Central, had become much more densely populated, with apartment buildings filling in vacant lots and large homes being converted to rooming houses.

Do you remember this block of Wyandotte and Central in Old Hyde Park?

Large homes in Old Hyde Park were well-suited to families around 1910, when many families still had servants who helped run their households. By 1940, this block between 36th and 37th, Wyandotte to Central, had become much more densely populated, ...
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Do you remember this block of South Hyde Park?

South Hyde Park appeared to be a neighborhood full of children, captured playing on porches, in front yards and exploring the neighborhood in a set of 1940 photos. These three seemed happy to poise for the camera that day at their home near ...
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Three questions about Volkerfest, coming up Saturday

The annual Volkerfest celebration is coming up this weekend in Midtown’s Roanoke Park. The festival, started in 2015, was created to showcase the musicians and artists in Downtown, the Crossroads, Midtown and other areas of Kansas City’s ...
: For many community members, a meeting last night at the Loretto was a first chance to see the inside of the historic Loretto, formerly a day and boarding school run by the Sisters of Loretto. A developer discussed plans for a boutique hotel, which could include event space in the former chapel.

Dallas developer wants The Loretto to be THE authentic Kansas City hotel experience

For many community members, a meeting last night at The Loretto was a first chance to see the inside of the historic building, formerly a day and boarding school run by the Sisters of Loretto. A developer discussed plans for a boutique hotel, ...
On the 3700 block of Washington Street, Thomas S. Moffett and his wife Louise built this home in 1906 (seen here in a recent image). Thomas Moffett died in 1930 and his wife became the first female member of the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange.

3700 block of Washington was home to first female Livestock Exchange member

On the 3700 block of Washington Street, Thomas S. Moffett and his wife Louise built this home in 1906 (seen here in a recent image). Thomas Moffett died in 1930 and his wife became the first female member of the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange. Census ...
Like many corner stores, this one at W. 47th Street and Holly had been many things through the years. Earliest mention is in 1917, when it was a grocery store.  By 1921, it had become a meat market, then served as a clothes pressing establishment before reverting to a grocer store in the mid-1930s. It became a beauty salon in the late 1950s and is still in operation.

Do you remember this block of the West Plaza neighborhood?

Like many corner stores, this one at W. 47th Street and Holly had been many things through the years. Earliest mention is in 1917, when it was a grocery store. By 1921, it had become a meat market, then served as a clothes pressing establishment ...
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Plaza area hotel, apartments and retail project moves forward

The council planning and zoning committee on Wednesday approved a compromise for eight-story hotel and apartment buildings just north of the Country Club Plaza. The rezoning of 1.5 acres goes to the full council today for final approval. The ...