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Gladstone Boulevard
Gladstone Boulevard
TitleGladstone Boulevard
DescriptionPostcard of Gladstone Boulevard
Historical ArticleGladstone boulevard in northeast Kansas City was the first boulevard in the city. It was completed from grading to paving in 1896 and 1897.

Charter amendments of 1895, enabling the city to raise money for park purposes, made the work possible. Independence avenue was widened and improved, and both streets soon were lined with impressive mansion, trees and shrubs, to make Northeast the finest residential section of the day.

The photograph, retaken at Monroe and Gladstone, shows in the foreground the home of C. R Hunt, built of marble from the Phoenix quarries near Springfield, Mo.; Mr. Hunt was president of the Phoenix company. The barren new picture changed as the trees arched the boulevard and more houses were built.

Kansas City Star
April 20, 1968
AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectGladstone Boulevard
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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