Long, Robert A.

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Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on November 8, 1924 showing the Board of Governors for the Liberty Memorial Association.

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.

Robert A. Long

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.

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

Studio portrait of Robert A. Long, taken in the Salon of Corinthian Hall, ca. 1915. Corinthian Hall is located on Gladstone Boulevard between Walrond Avenue and Indiana Avenue. Long was the founder of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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

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

An autochrome photograph of R. A. Long's mantel in his French salon. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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

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

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

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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