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Anderson Avenue at Gladstone Boulevard
Anderson Avenue at Gladstone Boulevard
TitleAnderson Avenue at Gladstone Boulevard
DescriptionPostcard of stone bridge at Anderson Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard
Historical ArticleAn old post card published in color shows Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City's first boulevard constructed under the Board of Park Commissioners. Construction from Independence Avenue began in the fall of 1895.

Early automobiles are shown crossing the stone bridge at Anderson Avenue. Fine iron grill work, wide steps and an iron handrail and iron lamp posts with gas lighting are evident.

The 2.82-mile Gladstone Boulevard, from Independence Avenue to the Indian mound, was named for W. E. Gladstone and was completed in 1897.

Anderson Avenue was named for an early-day settler, Joseph C. Anderson, who lived on a farm at 11th and the Blue River, where he ran a sawmill.

Kansas City Times
January 20, 1978

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