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Paseo, Lake
Paseo, Lake
TitlePaseo, Lake
DescriptionPostcard of Lake on the Paseo between 16th and 17th Street
Historical ArticleA springtime scene on a 1906 postcard shows children at play at Lake Paseo, located between 15th and 16th streets, in the center of what is now an area bustling with traffic, and dominated by the supports, approaches and exits of I-70 at Truman Road and the Paseo. (Fifteenth Street is now named Truman Road.)

Paseo Lake was drained in 1907 and later filled and covered with flowers and shrubs. The tall steel Salvatore Grisafe Memorial occupies the old lake site today, honoring the De La Salle high school student, who was killed while preventing the robbery of two women, in 1964.

The picture was taken looking north. Seen in the background is the Chace School, built in 1881, on the site of an earlier school, built on what later became Kansas City's longest boulevard.

Chace School was named for Charles A. Chace, a school board member and mayor of Kansas City in 1880. The school was razed in 1913.

At the time the picture was made, the area was one of Kansas City's finest residential districts, and faced the handsome boulevard where visiting dignitaries, such as President Theodore Roosevelt, were taken by city officials on carriage or early automobile drivers to view our city's fine improvements.

The postcard was published by the Southwest News Company, K.C., Mo., Dresden- Leipzig-Berlin. Made in Germany.

Kansas City Times
May 3, 1985

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