I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but a new bank of the west city has just opened in the downtown area of Industry, Missouri. It’s the largest branch of Central Missouri Bank (which has branches in Kansas City and Kansas), and the head of the bank is John Henry “JoJo” Hall.
This is the same bank that has been in the news a couple of times. Just this past week we learned that it was closing its Missouri branch in Kansas City as they find out that the bank is too important to lose.
I think this is really cool. When we started this website, we were in the process of doing research about banks and how central banks work. The banks that we are most familiar with are the Federal Reserve, which has its own website (www.federalreserve.gov), and the Bank of England, which has its own website (www.bankofengland.co.uk). We wanted to find a bank that looked like the one we were seeing on these other sites.
The Bank of Kansas City (BKCF) is one of the oldest banks in the United States. It was founded in 1867 after the Civil War as the Kansas City National Bank.
It’s not that we weren’t looking for a bank that looked like the other banks we were seeing, or that we wanted a bank that looked like the other banks we were seeing, we just wanted a bank that looked like the banks that we were seeing, so we hit on the Bank of Kansas City.
The Bank of Kansas City BKCF was founded by William W. Harriman, an economist who moved to Kansas City in 1867. He had previously worked on behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad and was able to start the bank’s business by buying and selling real estate. Harriman was also a major investor in the Kansas City Stock Yards and eventually formed the Bank of Kansas City by merging with other banks.
While the Bank of Kansas City BKCF has been around for over 130 years it was founded by a man who was involved in a lot of the biggest things in the city. In fact, he was the first CEO of the Kansas City Stock Yards (the largest stock exchange building in the world) and the Kansas City Telephone Company.
Harriman died in 1910 in a car accident in which he was hit by a runaway horse. Not long after, he sold his interests in the Stock Yards and the Telephone Company to the city of Kansas City and became the first mayor of the town.
During the time he owned these companies (and before he owned them) he was involved in several real estate deals. In Kansas City, he was one of the men who helped to develop the district known as “The Square.” The district was one of the first in the city to have a shopping center. In a way, it also has become one of the best areas to buy and sell real estate in Kansas City today.
Before he became the first mayor of the town (which is now known as the West City) he was a real estate developer, and as a real estate developer in Kansas City he was involved in several deals. He also helped to develop the district known as The Square. The district was one of the first in the city to have a shopping center. In a way, it also has become one of the best areas to buy and sell real estate in Kansas City today.