Plaza homes replaced by “modern” apartments as Plaza developed

While families came and went and homes were replaced with apartment buildings, the Charles McCallum family lived on this Plaza Westport block from at least the 1920s to the 1940s. McCallum was a Scottish-born carpenter and his widowed son, also ...

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 the area to remain single-family. Valentine Road between Broadway and Southwest Trafficway has been home to Kansas City ...

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 the Uptown Theater, housed the large pioneer Allen family only for a short time. Then, savvy real estate investors foresaw ...

Expanded Broadway, Troost bus service to jobs, streetcar and entertainment

Courtesy KCATA. Buses on Broadway and Troost will run longer on Friday and Saturday nights, part of an effort by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to get people to and from work and entertainment venues. “Our new service ...

Broadway closed from 27th to 31st

Beginning today, Broadway Boulevard will be closed from 27th Street to 31st Street until about July 31st. According to the city, the Broadway Bridge over 30th Street will be closed for replacement. This work will last for approximately 60 days ...

Broadway CID takes its place among others in Midtown

The Broadway Community Improvements District starts soon, joining all those around it, allowing a one-cent sales tax within the district to fund security and marketing among other improvements. The city council Thursday approved the district ...

Broadway CID expected to pass today

Tom Platt of the Heart of Westport neighborhood spoke in favor of a CID on Broadway at city hall yesterday. There are community improvement districts along on Main and 39th Streets and in Westport, but not on Broadway. The city council is ...

Broadway CID advances

  Greg Patterson told the council that a CID will help to improve Broadway. Diane Burnette of the Main Street CID joined Patterson for the presentation to the council business session. By now dozens of places in the city have Community ...

Upscale noodles: Ramen shop arrives on Broadway  

Patrick Curtis, owner of the Shio Ramen Shop at 3605 Broadway makes the noodles and can talk their history. Ramen restaurants began as very small and cheap places where men would grab fast food on the way home from work. Then, “it went from ...

MGE project on Broadway moves closer to start

In another step forward, a joint city council committee on Wednesday approved a plat for the MGE building project. The matter goes to the full city council for final approval today. The council has already approved the project plan to convert ...