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Rustic Bridge, Rockhill Park
Rustic Bridge, Rockhill Park
TitleRustic Bridge, Rockhill Park
DescriptionPostcard of a Rustic Bridge in Rockhill Park.
Historical ArticleRustic Bridge, Rockhill Park, Kansas City, Mo. is the title of this old post card, mailed in 1910 from Jack in Kansas City to Miss Emma Schaller, Waterville, Ohio. It was published by the Elite Postcard Company of Kansas City.

Rockhill Park was J.C. Nichols' first residential development in Kansas City. It covered an area from 53rd to 55th Streets and from Brookside Boulevard to Main Street. An early Nichols home for his family was built in 1908 at 48 East 52nd Street. (Miller Nichols, a son who heads the company today, was born in 1911.) The bridge pictured was one of those designed by Herbert Hare, landscape architect who was a planning consultant with J.C. Nichols almost from the beginning of the Country Club District. Several of these rustic foot bridges were built over the little brook, which flowed from about 63rd Street to near 47th and Main, where it joined Brush Creek. Brookside Boulevard was named for the stream. Today its waters are carried away in underground sewers.

The woman standing at the railing of the little bridge wears a long skirt and picture hat with feathers.

Kansas City Times
September 24, 1982
AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectBridges
Rockhill Park
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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