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A Home District Beautiful
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TitleA Home District Beautiful
AbstractPhotos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder of the district." To ensure the district remains beautiful and harmonious, a Women's Community Council meets regularly. Miss Louise Hook, "daughter of Judge William C. Hook, of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals," is secretary to the council.
NotesPage 80: "The whole Country Club district is divided into neighborhoods; the houses in each are of a distinct type of architecture suited to the lay of the land there, and each neighborhood has its name. They are: Sunset Hill, Mission Hills, Hampstead Gardens, Wornall Manor, Greenway Fields and Crestwood. The theory is that those names have a sentimental meaning and value to those who live there. Mission Hills is near the site of an old Quaker mission to the Shawnee Indians; Hampstead Gardens has homes of English design, set in gardens; Wornall Manor is on the site of the Wornall farm, the scene of desperate fighting in the Battle of Westport; each house in Greenway Fields has a green roof, and Crestwood is a thickly wooded plateau."
AuthorA. B. MacDonald
DateFebruary 1921
SourceLadies Home Journal
LocationSC 73: (Folio) Collection of Magazine Article Photocopies
Page12-13, 80-82
Local SubjectCountry Club District
Residential Districts
Nichols, Jesse Clyde (J.C.)
Item TypeMagazine Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID111181
CONTENTdm number15806
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