Armour Boulevard and Main Street, then and now

This postcard looks east along the north side of Armour Bouelvard from Main Street around the turn of the 20th century. The first home was owned by A.J. King of the King Realty Company. The second belonged to Edward Smith. The majestic Kirk ...

Armour Boulevard between McGee and Gillham has changed over the years

When J. Logan Jones, one of the founders of the Jones Store Company, moved into this house on the south side of Armour between McGee and Gillham in 1904, it was surrounded by old growth forest. The house later became the home of Bishop Thomas ...

Vacant Armour Blvd. school will allow expanded Catholic education to urban core students

Two Catholic schools will merge and relocate to this closed charter school building at 201 E. Armour. Catholic school supporters are optimistic that a move to Armour Boulevard will be just what  they were hoping for – a well-equipped facility ...

Historic Armour apartment buildings could be saved

File photo. A city council committee voted Wednesday to advance a measure that would save four historic small apartment buildings on Armour Boulevard. The buildings at 100-118 W. Armour for now sit boarded up since a political fight stopped ...

MAC Properties to build at Armour and Main

Plans for 3435 Main. Courtesy MAC Properties MAC Properties, redeveloper of 24 buildings along Armour Boulevard since 2007, plans to construct its first new building in the city. The City Plan Commission today recommended approval of a plan ...

Bike progress underway, and get ready for green street paint on Armour Boulevard

A section of the Kansas City bike map. Kansas City has come a long way since a 2006 designation as the nation’s worst city for bicycling. Deb Ridgway, city bicycling and pedestrian coordinator, reported progress and plans today to the city ...

Renovated Ambassador Apartments offer penthouse views of Midtown

The view from the roof of the Ambassador Apartments stretches north up Broadway to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center. The view from the top of the historic Ambassador Apartments will soon be available again, and not just for a Caribbean dictator. Time ...

Several Midtown sites on 2015 most endangered list

One of the Armour buildings on this year’s most endangered list, 118 West Armour, as it looked in 1940. Courtesy Kansas City Public Library – Missouri Valley Special Collections. Four historic buildings on Armour Boulevard in Old ...

Do you know the history of this Armour Boulevard block?

Drugstore at the southeast corner of Troost and Armour.   The same block today. The businesses that once lined the southeast corner of Armour and Troost are mostly gone now, with the remaining ones boarded up. But in earlier days, the block ...

Do you know the history of this Old Hyde Park block?

As part of our Uncovering History Project, the Midtown KC Post is taking a look at the 1940 tax assessment photos of each block in Midtown. Today’s slideshow features the 3400 block of Broadway and Central, as well as the blocks of Armour ...