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1. A City's Fight for Beauty A City's Fight for Beauty February//1906 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.

2. A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare Autumn//1997 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),...

3. A Record of Current Events: Beautifying Kansas City 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...

4. Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 April 1962 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.

5. City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 1950 Story of the initial controversy over bringing parks to the city between "reformers," those in favor of city beautification, and "mossbacks," those against it, in the late 1800s.

6. City Planning with Special Reference to the Planning of Streets and Lots City Planning with Special Reference to the Planning of Streets and Lots //1916 Photos and references to planned parks and residential areas, sidewalks, and roads, etc., with regard to conforming to the land.

7. City-Planning Procedure: Financing Improvements by Special Assessment City-Planning Procedure: Financing Improvements by Special Assessment January//1926 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.

8. Cowtown 1890 Becomes City Beautiful 1962: The Story of Kansas City's Parks Cowtown 1890 Becomes City Beautiful 1962: The Story of Kansas City's Parks 1962 Origins and early history of the parks and urban planning in the city, describing the efforts to beautify and maintain the growing city, starting in 1872 with such men as Milton McGee, William R. Nelson,...

9. Financing Kansas City's Parks Financing Kansas City's Parks June//1948 Maps, photo, and discussion of acquisition and maintenance of "neighborhood recreation areas."

10. George Kessler: Landscape Architect, Planner George Kessler: Landscape Architect, Planner November-December//1986 Article about the career and influence of George Edward Kessler, or George Kessler (1862-1923), one of the nation's most important landscape architects and designer of Kansas City's park and boulevard...

11. Go Fly a Kite Go Fly a Kite August-September//1973 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Frank Vaydik (pictured), "Superintendent of the Park Department" since 1964, succeeding J. V. Lewis after speaking on the prevention of Dutch elm disease...

12. Greater Kansas City Official Year Book 1904-05 Greater Kansas City Official Year Book 1904-05 1905 Overview of the park and boulevard system.

13. J. C. Nichols Parkway J. C. Nichols Parkway 1995 Description with photos and history of J.C. Nichols Parkway of the park and boulevard system, from Ward Parkway to 43rd Street, 0.57 miles long, acquired in 1909.

14. Kansas City Parks Kansas City Parks May 16, 1905 Transcript of pages 9-15 of another source (093.3 K16, not in this dept.) as they appear in Glaab's book, from an 1893 report on city parks, including Kansas City's park and boulevard system.

15. Kansas City's Parks and Boulevards Kansas City's Parks and Boulevards May/15/1915 Article about the park and boulevard system, with photos.

16. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908 1908 History, photos, map, and overall description of the park system.

17. Kessler Park Kessler Park 1995 Description of the 302.87-acre park acquired in 1895, between the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Belmont and Gladstone Boulevards, and Paseo Boulevard, including the Colonnade, Cliff Drive, and Indian Mound,...

18. Loose Park Loose Park 1995 Description of the 74.08-acre park acquired in 1927, between 51st, Wornall, 55th, and Summit Streets, with photos, history, and drawings.

19. Orderly City, Orderly Lives: The City Beautiful Movement in St. Louis Orderly City, Orderly Lives: The City Beautiful Movement in St. Louis Spring//1991 Comprehensive article about the early urban planning movement in Saint Louis, starting with Forest Park in the 1870s and continuing through the 1910s with a park and boulevard system and the 1904 World's...

20. Our Endangered Park and Boulevard System Our Endangered Park and Boulevard System Fall//1992 Article about the deterioration of Kansas City's park and boulevard system, with examples of sites and explanation of "the importance of planning and the integration of amenities like parks and boulevards...