The Wirthman Building non the southwest corner of 31st and Troost (now gone) was built as a two-story building in 1917 and later additional floors were added.

Do you remember the Wirthman Building and the Isis Theater?

The Wirthman Building on the southwest corner of 31st and Troost (now gone) was built as a two-story building in 1917 and later additional floors were added. Photo from 1919 courtesy Kansas City Public Library – Missouri Valley Special ...
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Troost religious housing delayed again

The city council on Thursday agreed to once again hold a controversial plan for religious student housing on Troost Avenue. The divided former council delayed the matter to allow negotiations between opponents and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas ...
Mayor Sly James managed debate on the controversial housing project proposed by the Catholic Diocese.

Council delays vote on Catholic housing plan

Mayor Sly James managed debate on the controversial housing project proposed by the Catholic Diocese. The city council today delayed for a month a controversial proposal for religious housing on Troost Avenue, putting it in the hands of the ...
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“A lot of people believe in the power of Troost Avenue”

The city plan commission on Tuesday praised the work of citizens and business owners who have worked together to formulate development design standards for Troost Avenue. The comments came as the commission considered and approved the second ...
Drugstore at the southeast corner of  Troost and Armour.

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 ...
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How Troost changed from millionaire’s row to shopper’s paradise

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 Kansas City’s premier shopping street. The ...
The 11th annual Troost Festival is Saturday, May 16.

See you tomorrow at the Troost Festival

The 11th annual Troost Festival is Saturday, May 16. Midtown will be celebrating the residents, history and diversity of Troost Avenue tomorrow at the 11th annual Troost Festival. The festival is a big street party dedicated to celebrating ...
Learn to grow native wildflowers and grasses
At the Discovery Center’s wildflower garden at 47th and Troost, spring wildflowers are in bloom. Visitors on Saturday, May 2 can get a tour, and learn how to grow native wildflowers and grasses in Midtown home gardens. 
Participants will have a chance to take home free native plants and grasses, as well as tree seedlings such as redbud, dogwood and plum, while supplies last.  Demonstrations will include making seed balls for home flower gardens, potting native plants and grasses, rock painting and crafts for children.  
Details
•	9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City. 
•	The event will include guided tours of the Discovery Center’s diverse wildflower garden, now with spring flowers in full bloom, given by MDC staff.
•	All ages are welcome and participants are welcome to walk in, no advance registration is needed.  For more information, call 816-759-7300 or visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/281.

Native wildflower garden in bloom at Discovery Center

Many native wildflowers like the purple coneflower work well in home landscaping and attract pollinators such as butterflies. Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation. At the Discovery Center’s wildflower garden at 47th and Troost, ...
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Thanks to Giving Grove, neighborhoods getting urban fruit trees

By Joe Lambe Rob Reiman trimmed bare fruit tree roots Thursday and passed saplings to volunteers who potted them. By days end, they intended to have 400 apple and pear trees ready for fall planting. They will go in neighborhoods and around ...
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Catholic student housing loses in plan commission

Today it was nuns vs. Midtown neighbors, Catholics vs. Catholics, in a long clash in a packed city hall meeting room. The City Plan Commission heard public testimony for about five hours on whether to build religiously oriented student housing ...