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. ..Presenting J. C. Nichols: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Jesse Clyde Nichols, or J. C. Nichols, 67-year-old founder of the Country Club District, Country Club Plaza, J. C. Nichols Company and a nationally prominent urban...
1000 Acres Restricted, Country Club District: J. C. Nichols
Restricted to single residences only, ranging in value from $3,000 to $10,000 and up. Large lots and acre tracts with city conveniences. No monotonous repetition of the same design of houses.Ample parkways...
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A Machine for Forgetting
January 23-29, 1997
Author of article criticizes Kansas City for purposely trying to destroy evidence of its past to create a sanitized, suburbanized city. He particularly dislikes J. C. Nichols' developments because they...
A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940
Photos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his...
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Adapting Architectural Style to the Needs of a Locality
Article by Harbourne Belcher of the firm of Shepard & Belcher, architects of Kansas City, about addressing the needs of "domestic architecture," giving examples in the Country Club District and Mission...
And We Now Have Our Own Flying Field
Photo and article about the air show at the American Legion convention.
As Mrs. E. S. Yeomans Recalls Border Star School
Reminiscences by Mrs. E. S. Yeomans about the Border Star School close to Wornall Road, and its teachers and students who went on to Barstow and Harvard.
Colonial Village Development in Kansas City, Mo.
Description of the housing development with strict zoning to ensure adherence of high property value and livability of the neighborhood.
Defense Housing in a Subdivision
Photos, drawings, and article about two houses (at 5424 Norwood Road and 4924 State Line Road in the Country Club District) designed by architect Edward Tanner. Funded through the low-cost "defense housing...
Designers' Showhouse Revisited! A Look Back at the Colorful History of One of Kansas City's Favorite Homes
Story of the mansion at 55th and Ward Parkways in the Country Club District, and its owner, Mack B. Nelson, a Long-Bell Lumber Company executive.
Early Kansas City Architects: Homemaker Par Excellence
Photos and biographical article about Elizabeth Evans Rivard, a contemporary woman architect of Nelle Peters in Kansas City, designing mainly homes from about 1923 to 1933. Description of her life and...
Editorial: Kansas City, June 21 to 24 [and] Kansas City Itself
Accompanying articles about "the 30th annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association" in June 1937 at Kansas City, with a general description of the city and its geography, climate, and landmarks,...
Executives at Home: A Modern Masterpiece
Article about the restoration of the notable house, "a streamlined celebration of the machine age," in the Country Club District, filmed in the movie "Mr. And Mrs. Bridge" and occupied by a building designer's...
Extension of Hampstead Gardens and Greenway Fields: "A Romance of the Land"
Illustrated map and description of the extended sub-districts, between Ward Parkway, Huntington Road, 65th Street, and Brookside Boulevard, within the Country Club District.
First-Prize Plan for New Subdivision in Country Club District, Kansas City, Missouri
Drawings or maps of prize-winning design for new subdivision at the restricted residential area along with qualifications for determining the winner.
He Didn't Stop with the Vision
Photos and biographical article about J. C. Nichols and his city planning projects in Kansas City with the Country Club residential district and Country Club Plaza shopping center, etc.
He Makes Homes Grow in Waste Places
Interview with Nichols on his business tactics in the growth of his real estate development, along with anecdotes about neighbors causing notable nuisances.
He Makes Homes Grow in Waste Places: The Story of a Kansas City Man, Just over Forty, Who Has Made a Fortune and Who Has Done a Great Service in the Real Estate Business
Photo and interview of Jesse Clyde Nichols, or J. C. Nichols, describing his life and career as a ground-breaking real estate developer and residential district planner in Kansas City.
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