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Photograph of several Holy Cross Catholic Church choir members and friends resting by the railroad en route to Jesse James Cave on the Missouri River bluff near Sugar Creek, Missouri. Boy Scout Troop 80 Scoutmaster Bruno Nicoli directed the hike in the afternoon after church that Sunday.

Date: 
December 5th 1920

Letter from Bishop Thomas F. Lillis to the Very Reverend Angelo Strazzoni. Lillis expresses his concern that many Italian families in Kansas City claim membership to the Holy Rosary parish in Columbus Park, but do not tithe or attend services outside of baptisms, marriages, or funerals. Since 90% of Italian families not living near Holy Rosary reside within the bounds of St. Partrick's or St. John's parish, Lillis suggests those families consider themselves members of those parishes.

Date: 
August 2nd 1922

Photograph of Rita North with one boy and two girls posed outside of the Holy Cross Catholic Church at the closing of May Devotions. North read the Act of Consecration that day. This vantage point faces east towards the southwest corner of the Holy Cross Catholic School.

Date: 
May 1940

Photograph of several Holy Cross Catholic Church choir members and friends posed in a pipe en route to Jesse James Cave on the Missouri River bluff near Sugar Creek, Missouri. Boy Scout Troop 80 Scoutmaster Bruno Nicoli directed the hike in the afternoon after church that Sunday.

Date: 
December 5th 1920

Photograph of the interior of St. Peter & Paul Church, once located at the southwest corner of 9th Street and McGee Street.

Souvenir Program on the occasion of the Silver Sacerdotal Jubilee of the Very Reverend Marshall Francis Winne, C. M., Ph. D., Pastor of St. Vincent's Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Included are photographs of Thomas F. Lillis, Marshall Francis Winne, and the interior and exterior of St. Vincent's Church.

Date: 
June 13th 1938

Letter from Kansas City City Manager H. F. McElroy to Bruno Nicoli, Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 80. McElroy expresses his gratitude for the scouts' assistance in the promotion of pedestrian safety and donates ten dollars to the troop.

Date: 
February 5th 1938

Photograph dated between 1916-1920 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir posed at the entrance to the Cathedral on the south side of 11th Street between Broadway and Washington Street. Captioned: "Top Row, Clarence Casey, G. E. Keller, F. Raach, Fitzgibbon DeKoning, Garlach, Ied. Quadlander, organist, H. Muiha, Rod McQueeny, C. W. Smith; Bernia Davoran, Alice Martin, Helen Sliney, Mrs. W. A. Stokes, Mrs. Ted Quadrander, Mrs. J. A. Racch, Yvonne Rodier, Carrie Fox, Madeline Dempsey, Margaret Rodier, Helen Rogerson; Jean Horigan, Kate Kerby, Mrs.

Photograph of John Mullen and Marie Flahive posed holding hands on a railroad track in the East Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The picture was taken during a hike to Jesse James Cave on the Missouri River bluff near Sugar Creek, Missouri. Boy Scout Troop 80 Scoutmaster Bruno Nicoli directed the hike for several members of the Holy Cross Catholic Church choir and friends in the afternoon after church that Sunday.

Date: 
December 5th 1920

Photograph of Boy Scouts Troop 80 Scoutmaster Bruno Nicoli and Joseph Scanlon, Assistant Chief Scout Excecutive. This photograph was taken facing northeast towards the Quincy Avenue entrance to the Holy Cross Catholic Church during the Corpus Christi Procession on May 30, 1929

Date: 
May 30th 1929

Photograph of opera singer Laurence Pierot, Holy Cross Pastor Rev. J. P. Prendergast, and Holy Cross Choir Director William Saeger standing outside the Holy Cross Catholic Church after Mass. Saeger and Pierot were brothers. This photograph was taken facing north towards the main entrance to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Date: 
1930

Photograph of a nativity at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Date: 
December 29th 1940

Photograph of the altar of St. Peter & Paul Church, once located at the southwest corner of 9th Street and McGee Street.

Photograph of seven young women posed outside of the Holy Cross Catholic Church at the closing of May Devotions. This vantage point faces northeast towards the southwest corner of the Holy Cross Catholic School.

Date: 
May 1940

Photograph of St. Agnes Academy teachers Sister Marie Rosemarie and Sister Mary Pauline.

Date: 
1940

Photograph of the altar of St. James Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Souvenir program of the Golden Jubilee entitled "Memories" for the Redemptorist Parish, also known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kansas City, Missouri. The program includes portrait photographs of present and past clergy, a history of the parish, interior and exterior photographs, and class pictures.

Date: 
1928

1940's photograph of small homes in Columbus Park at the base of the Missouri River bluffs.

Photograph of members of Boy Scouts Troop 80, taken during Bishop Hogan's Knights of Columbus Council, a picnic at Fairyland Park on August 30, 1931. Boy Scouts Troop 80 assisted and provided a clown act as pictured.

Date: 
August 30th 1931

Photograph of Howard Concannon and Elmer Lines, two members of Boy Scouts Troop 80. The picture was taken during Bishop Hogan's Knights of Columbus Council, a picnic at Fairyland Park on August 30, 1931. Boy Scouts Troop 80 assisted and provided a clown act of which Concannon and Lines are dressed for.

Date: 
August 30th 1931

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