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Park and Boulevard Sys...
Kessler, George E
George E Kessler
Dona R Boley
William H Wilson
Edward C Rafferty
J E Mcpherson
A City's Fight for Beauty
Story of the parks and boulevards in Kansas City. Many photos of the Paseo and one of Penn Valley Park. One map of the city's parks.
A Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare
Thorough article about the landscape architecture and urban planning designed and put in place in Kansas City and other Midwestern cities by prominent Kansas City architects George Kessler (1862-1923),...
A Record of Current Events: Beautifying Kansas City
July 8, 1911
Photos and captions for various parts of Kansas City's new park and boulevard system, describing its beautifying effect and increase of real estate values and transportation efficiency, including before...
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...
America's Most Beautiful City
Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."
An American Beauty
Article with color photos, maps, and description of the park system, featuring "The Paseo," which "received its name from the Paseo de la Rreforma, a famous boulevard in Mexico City."
At Los Angeles: National Association of Real Estate Exchanges Selects H. R. Ennis as National Secretary
Address delivered by H. R. Ennis, the new secretary of the Commercial Club, at a major real estate convention in Los Angeles, about Kansas City's assets and growth, including the Stockyards, the park and...
August R. Meyer, the Citizen
Photo and article about the August Meyer Memorial statue at 10th and Paseo Boulevards, a tribute to August Meyer (1851-1905), "the father of [the park and boulevard] system."
Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882
Article tracing the origins of the Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, starting with early parks and their justifications, before the idea of connecting them into a city-wide system.
Book Review: KC in a Science Fiction Future
Illustration and book review of "Time Enough for Love" by former Kansas Citian author Robert Heinlein (born in Butler, Missouri in 1907) about "Lazarus Long, interstellar stud, possessor of the longevity...
Boulevard City of America
Unverified article from a magazine not found in this library.
City-Planning Procedure: Financing Improvements by Special Assessment
Discussion about the development of Kansas City's park system as a model for New York City, with references to George Kessler and J. C. Nichols.
Cowtown Gets Culture
May (actually June)1947
Illustrations and article about the emergence of high culture institutions in Kansas City since the beginning of the 20th century, starting gradually with the medical school, Liberty Memorial and the park...
Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities
Table showing statistics about parks and boulevards for the 50 largest American cities, with Kansas City having the most miles of boulevards at 90, followed by Chicago at 84.3.
Early Kansas City Architects: Adriance and John Van Brunt
Photos and biographical article about Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913) and John Van Brunt (1855-1924), brothers and architects not related to fellow Kansas City architects Henry Van Brunt and Courtlandt...
Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting
Article describing Kansas City's tourist attractions and general features (climate, history, etc.) for "the Kansas City meeting, the sixtieth annual conference of the American Library Association." Places...
Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System
Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.
Financing Kansas City's Parks
Maps, photo, and discussion of acquisition and maintenance of "neighborhood recreation areas."
From the Silver City to Kansas City: August and Emma Meyer in Leadville and Beyond
In-depth article about August Meyer and his wife Emma, the smelting and refining businesses Meyer was part of, his role in the development of Leadville, Colorado, and his founding of the Kansas City Smelting...
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