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Charlotte R White
Buildings by Hucke & Sexton Contracting and Building Company, Kansas City, Missouri, U. S. A.
Photo of the "interior of Heim's Theatre, Electric Park."
Captain Joseph Parks
January 29, 1905
Mention of Captain Joseph Parks as "a Shawnee Indian chief" in Kansas Territory and father-in-law of the author's companion Donaldson.
Description of the formerly 8.01-acre park acquired in 1931, between 31st, Monroe, Linwood, and Indiana Avenue, with photos, drawing, and history, having lost much of its original "integrity" as a park....
Assorted photos of Chelsea Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
Description with photos and history of Chestnut Parkway, part of the park and boulevard system, from Independence Avenue to the north boundary of Kessler Park, 0.37 miles long, acquired in 1913-1915.
Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways, Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977-78
Book about the project by artist Christo of "wrapping" the sidewalks of Loose Park with fabric as an aesthetic device.
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Sidney Herbert Hare, or Herbert Hare, landscape architect and city planner with offices at 114 West 10th Street, born in Kansas City in 1888 as the son of fellow architect and sometimes...
City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
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.
City Planning with Special Reference to the Planning of Streets and Lots
Photos and references to planned parks and residential areas, sidewalks, and roads, etc., with regard to conforming to the land.
Description with photos and history of Cliff Drive, part of the park and boulevard system, from Gladstone Boulevard to the western edge of Kessler Park, 6.5 miles long, acquired in 1906-1931.
Colorado: Its Resources, Parks, and Prospects as a New Field for Emigration
Biographical sketches of and description of the San Luis Park in Colorado by William Gilpin, co-organizer and first territorial governor of Colorado and former resident of Independence, responsible for...
Description of the 4.01-acre park acquired in 1909, between Charlotte, Missouri, Pacific, and Holmes Streets, with photos, history and drawing.
Cowtown 1890 Becomes City Beautiful 1962: The Story of Kansas City's Parks
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,...
Dr. Johnston Lykins Square
Description of the 4.95-acre park acquired in 1913, between 7th, Jackson, 8th, and Myrtle Streets, with photos and history.
Picture of the entrance of Heim Electric Park, East Bottoms.
Full page advertisement for Electric Park. Various musical and comedic entertainments are listed.
Everybody Has Fun in Kansas City
Article about the recreational offerings by "the Recreational Division of the Kansas City Welfare Department--the oldest in the U. S.," including park activities for children, dances, ballgames, etc.
Five Famous Missourians
Photo and section of the book about Richard Parks Bland, or Richard Bland, a statesman and publicist and a long-standing United States Congressman from Missouri, starting out as a California gold miner,...
Description of the 3.04-acre park acquire in 1909, between 4th, Forest, 5th, and Troost Avenue, with photos, drawing, and history.
Geography of Missouri: A Story of the People and the Regions of the "Show Me" State
Map of Missouri's major rivers and state park sites, with labels, including the Missouri River.
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