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The City Beautiful Movement in Kansas City
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TitleThe City Beautiful Movement in Kansas City
AbstractChapter of the book about the Union Station and its architect, Jarvis Hunt, comprehensively describing its designs and related urban planning from 1901 to 1914 at nearly the end of the City Beautiful movement in Kansas City and leading to the abandonment of the old Union Depot area by rail traffic and businesses. Description of railroad industry negotiations with city promoters and planners, including J. C. Nichols, R. A. Long, William Rockhill Nelson, George Kessler, and Jarvis Hunt, et al., including its construction on the site of the O. K. Creek sewer and other landscaping aesthetic issues in its surroundings. Description also of competition and opinions on its designs by rivals of Hunt, such as Louis Sullivan, "D. H. Burnham [or Daniel Burnham] and Co., also of Chicago, and Howe, Hoit and Cutler, a Kansas City firm," especially starting in 1906.
AuthorWilliam H. Wilson
Location333.77 W75c
Chapter Title8 (Jarvis Hunt and His Union Station)
Local SubjectHunt, Jarvis
Union Station
Item TypeBook
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Item ID112243
CONTENTdm number5605
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