Long, Robert A.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on November 8, 1924 showing the Board of Governors for the Liberty Memorial Association. The caption states that, "A copper plate has been made from the above photographs of members of the board of governors of the Liberty Memorial association, and will be placed in the cornerstone of the memorial shaft at the cornerstone laying ceremonies tomorrow. The copper plate was made and donated by the Holland Engraving company. The photos are by Strauss-Peyton.

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Periodicals
Correspondence

Issue of The North Side Advocate containing many reproductions of letters from various Kansas City business leaders subscribing five dollar per month for the revitalization of the Northside (current City Market and Columbus Park areas). In the form letter sent to these business leaders, M. R. Platt, President of the Northside Boosters, claims that if they do not invest in the Northside, the Kansas City business center will continue to move further south and current high-valued real estate will depreciate. Advertisements for Northside businesses are included on the final page.

Author: 
Daniel Coleman
Formerly Missouri Valley Special Collections

While many entrepreneurs are motivated by youthful dreams of great success, the founder of one of Kansas City’s largest business empires claimed never to have set lofty goals for himself, but instead advised simply “doing what seems to be assigned to you to do next, and keep pegging at it.” This practical philosophy led Robert A. Long to build his Long-Bell Lumber Company from the ground up and made him one of the nation’s leading industrialists.

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Photographs

Robert A. Long and Admiral David Richard Beatty riding in procession car to Liberty Memorial, 1921.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of to the west entrance of R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of the staircase and grand hall in the residence of R. A. Long, Co-Founder, Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of Cliff Drive near the home of R. A. Long.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of the French salon from the grand hall in R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of the southwest corner of the French salon in R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of R. A. Long's residence, taken from the southeast. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of the library in R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of R. A. Long's residence, taken from the southwest. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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