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75 Years Strong
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Title75 Years Strong
AbstractW.W. Van Liew had the knack of turning an outdoor space into something magical. He lived in Atchison, Kansas at the turn of the last century and his two sons Clarence and Ernie would move to Kansas City, starting a business of making concrete lawn ornaments and novelties. Clarence started selling them from his house at 7343 Prospect. There is still the business at the same corner operated by Clarence's son David and his daughter Michelle.
NotesIn the 1940s, Clarence and Ernie Van Liew would show off their garden and lawn creations in a surprisingly unique way: they took a scale miniature reproduction of their father's home, surrounded by miniature versions of all their products, to garden shows and fairs throughout the region. They would take orders for full-sized versions of their statuaries from this display.
DateApril 26, 2003
SourceThe Independent
Locationq051 I38
See AlsoKansas City Star, Advertising Special Section, Sunday, June 17, 2007 - "Celebrating 80 Years." Whole section is on Van Liew's Home and Garden.
Local SubjectVan Liew's
Van Liew, W.W.
Van Liew, Clarence
Van Liew, Ernie
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID213921
CONTENTdm number20812
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