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Kansas City I Nov 02 2017

Paris of the Plains and The Bellerive

Bellerive and Paris of the Plains It is a common misconception that Kansas City derived the nickname “Paris of the Plains” due to the ample amount of fountains that flow throughout the city. Some might find it surprising that KC actually obtained this seemingly glamorous association not because of the fountains at all, but because […]

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Kansas City I Oct 20 2016

History and Conversion into Interstate Flats – 12 E. Armour Blvd.

  History and Conversion into Interstate Flats – 12 E. Armour  “It will be a unique, exciting place to live,” Peter Cassel, director of Mac Properties, said. “That’s the space where people talked about Twinkies, Ho Ho’s, and Wonder Bread.” The History This building, which once housed Hostess Brands, distributor of the world-famous Twinkie, has […]

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Kansas City I Sep 30 2016

100-118 W. Armour Blvd Revival – The Colonnades

100-118 W. Armour Blvd Progress Photos  In 1921, the Kansas City Star called W.H. Collins “a man who was not daunted by early misadventures in real estate.” The builder is best remembered for developing a new style of apartment layout, “a floor arrangement that eliminated the long-hall type of suites that were characteristic of the […]

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KC History I Jun 15 2016

301 E. Armour – History and Conversion into International

History and Conversion into International – 301 E. Armour History – 301 E. Armour Blvd The structure at 301 East Armour Blvd may have just looked like a dated office building in 2015, but the location has a rich history, as well as a bright future. The original owners of the 301 E. Armour Boulevard […]

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Kansas City I Mar 08 2016

Protected: Renewed History: Kansas City Living on Armour Boulevard

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Kansas City I Feb 19 2016

Midtown Mafia: John Lazia

On July 10, 1934, at 3:00 am, Kansas City mobster John Lazia arrived at his home in the Park Central Hotel after spending the night touring his nightclubs and gambling establishments. With him was his wife, Marie, and his business associate and body guard, Charles Carrollo. As Lazia was exiting from the car, assassins armed […]

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