Tag Archives: Valentine history

Little Ambassadors

“Little Ambassadors” Offered Overflow Rooms for the Ambassador Hotel The buildings at 435 and 441 Knickerbocker were referred to by neighborhood residents as the “Little Ambassadors” or the “Little Knickerbockers.” Actually, they are called Ambassador A and Ambassador B, according to the nomination form that led to their inclusion on the National Register of Historic […]

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Dixon’s Store

KC Times, June 21, 1945 Edward Dixon, 74 years old, sat in the back room of his store building at 4056 Pennsylvania in what was once the heart of old Westport and looked back through the June sunlight to the days of his boyhood. He was born in another house on the same plot of […]

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KC Interstate Fairgrounds

KC Times, June 21, 1945 Kansas City Interstate Fairgrounds (1880s) The fairgrounds ran from Thirty-eighth and Penn Streets (nobody called it Pennsylvania Avenue then) west to Roanoke Road and north to Valentine Road. The racetrack was at Thirty-Eighth and Summit, running north. To make this track it had been necessary to grade and fill. That […]

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A Valentine Treasure

historical property The Norman School—a Kansas City landmark, a Valentine treasure by Pam Hoelzel The Norman School, a small wood frame building at Jefferson between 35th and 36th Streets, opened its doors to first and second grade students in 1901. While students attended classes in the frame buildings, the west wing of the current stone […]

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Valentine Neighborhood Association

Promoting Our Neighborhood Through Advocacy, Safety Initiatives and Community Events.