From the archives: Armour Boulevard history

Drugstore at the corner of Armour and Troost 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 from Armour south ...

Getting at the truth about the Troost corridor, on stage

Among the highlights of the upcoming Fringe Festival is a play based on true stories about people living on the edges of society in Midtown. Bingo on the Boulevard was inspired by interviews with an undocumented immigrant, female impersonator, ...

From the archives: How Troost changed from millionaire’s row to shopper’s paradise

Originally published May 18th, 2015 – by midtownkcposter It is history day at the Midtown KC Post, and we’ve got a new map that shows how Troost Avenue changed in the years between 1880 and 1920, transforming from millionaire’s row into ...

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 ...

Do you remember the 3800 blocks of Troost and Harrison?

This neat row of “modern” homes sprang up on the 3800 block of Troost around 1910, when C.F. Lutes sent this postcard. Today, the homes are gone, but St. Mark’s Lutheran Church still stands on the block just north of Arrow Cleaners. Source: ...

Integrated Arts charter school moving to former King Louis East Bowling space on Troost

The Academy for Integrated Arts, a public charter school sponsored by the University of Missouri–Kansas City, has purchased the former King Louie East Bowling Alley at 7910 Troost. School officials said they were able to buy the site by raising ...

Bitter city development conflict over Troost religious housing divides a second city council

File photo. Hundreds of people have turned out for meetings about a Catholic student housing project like this one in 2015. After three years, a fight over religious student housing on Troost Avenue continued today as a divided city council ...

Bank on Troost robbed

Police and the FBI are looking for this man who robbed the Commerce Bank this afternoon. The robbery was at 12:35 p.m. at the bank at 6100 Troost Ave. A black man produced a demand note and left on foot, going north with an undisclosed sum ...

63rd Street corridor gets city support

In an effort to speed redevelopment, the city council on Thursday made a section of 63rd Street eligible for property tax breaks. The section from Oak Street to Troost Avenue was once a thriving business district and can be again, officials ...

“Bridging project” intended to carry development past Troost 

The plan, still being shaped, is to redevelop all four corners of Armour and Troost and create a bridge between east and west Kansas City. In an unusual approach, a city council committee on Wednesday advanced the effort with a measure to spend ...