The Henry Fowler residence once stood at the corner of se corner of Main and Armour, serving as a union hall after 1940 and demolished in 1995.

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 demolished in 1995. Today’s historical post looks at the block from Armour to 36th Street, from Main to Walnut, a ...
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First Friday art show celebrates human motion

An unusual art exhibit at the Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street, celebrates movement, including people on bicycles, dancers, walkers, yoga, and people playing sports. The exhibition includes 99 artworks by 32 artists and illustrates all ...

Vendors sought for Midtown makers fair and flea market

The Whole Person, a Midtown nonprofit that helps people with disabilities lead independent lives, is inviting makers from the surrounding neighborhoods to participate in a Maker’s Fair and Flea Market on July 23. The event is part of a two-day ...
A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line.

New effort seeks vote on streetcar down Main Street

A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line. A grassroots group today revealed plans to try ...
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, a grain dealer whose wife was the sister of Simeon Armour. The majestic Kirk B. Armour home is the red brick mansion at the corner of Armour and Warwick

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 ...
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Watch for “Luv Midtownkc” mural at 40th and Main

Local artist Trent Alexander will be painting a 10-foot mural on the side of the Thriftway at 40th and Main. When it’s done, before March 15, Main Street organizations hope people will take “selfies” in front of it to show ...
While this block around Westport Road and Main Street has changed since 1940, the building at this corner remains. Today it is home to Oddly Correct; in 1940, it was the location of a Foster’s Shoe Store.

Do you remember the corner of Westport Road and Main Street?

While the block around Westport Road and Main Street has changed since 1940, the building at this corner remains. Today it is home to Oddly Correct; in 1940, it was the location of a Foster’s Shoe Store. The northwest corner of Westport Road ...
Plans for 3535 Main. Courtesy MAC Properties.

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 ...
Courtesy MainCor. Although the parade and rally were downtown and at Union Station, Midtown saw a steady stream of Royals fans on their way to the party today.

Police report no serious incidents at parade and rally

Courtesy MainCor. Although the parade and rally were downtown and at Union Station, Midtown saw a steady stream of mostly well-behaved Royals fans on their way to the party today. Kansas City Police say several hours after a record 500,000 person ...
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Drug Take-Back Day returns to Midtown on Saturday

The popular drug take back day is coming up Saturday at MainCor, 3215 Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a chance to get rid of expired drugs safety and keep them out of the water system. Turning in expired drugs also keeps them out of ...