Title: Anderson Avenue at Gladstone Boulevard

Description: Postcard of stone bridge at Anderson Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard

Historical Article: An 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

Author: Ray, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)

Item Type: Postcard

Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981

Location: SC58

Local Subject: Anderson Avenue Bridge; Bridges; Gladstone Boulevard; Streets

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 20000407

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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