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Mission Hills Kansas, Old Well
Mission Hills Kansas, Old Well
TitleMission Hills Kansas, Old Well
DescriptionPostcard of the Old Well, Mission Hills, Country Club District, Kansas City
Historical ArticleA post card of The Old Well, Mission Hills, Country Club District, Kansas City was made in color by the Detroit Publishing company, one of the first and best known post-card publishers of American beauty spots. The card was made for the Fred Harvey Shop at the Union Station.

The well pictured is located in a small wooded park just west of State Line on Brookwood Road. The well house is built of logs, is roofed and is surrounded by a railed platform. A small rustic bridge crosses a branch of the nearby brook. On the well an inscription reads:

Well dug in 1864. Used by troops at the Battle of Westport and by travelers heading west on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.

J. C. Nichols had the well house restored when the first Mission Hills residence, that of A. C. Jobes, was built in 1912. The Jobes home was on the northwest corner of 59th Street and State Line. The well is about two blocks south.

Nearby residents say there is no longer water in the old well and that the top has been boarded over for the protection of children.

Kansas City Times
April 6, 1974

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectMission Hills, Kansas
Mission Hills Country Club
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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