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Charlotte R White
Genius of George E. Kessler Greatest Gift to Kansas City's System of Parks
Profile of urban planner and landscape architect George E. Kessler and his designs implemented in the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, with photos and descriptions of individual parks.
Description with photos and history of Gillham Road, part of the park and boulevard system, from Brush Creek Boulevard to 22nd Street, 4.34 miles long, acquired in 1901-1902.
Description with photos and history of the "first" street of the park and boulevard system, Gladstone Boulevard, from Belmont Boulevard to Independence Avenue, 2.82 miles long, acquired in 1895-1912.
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Section of the yearbook on the the city "parks and drives."
Article discusses the history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City designed by George Kessler in 1893, as well as current improvements to existing parks and the importance of parks in the urban...
Description of the 0.35-acre park acquired in 1923, between Hagerwood and Montgall Avenues on both sides of 64th Street, with a photo and history, having lost its use as a park.
Description with photos and history of Harrison Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Armour Boulevard to 39th Street, 0.47 miles long, acquired in 1903-1908.
Description of the 2.57-acre park acquired in 1901, between 26th, Cherry, 27th, and Gillham Road, with photos, history, and a drawing.
Hospital Hill Park
Description of the 5.68-acre park acquired in 1908, between 22nd, Kenwood, 24th, and Gillham Road, with photos, history, and a drawing.
How the Parks and Boulevards of Kansas City Are Financed
Article explaining the financing of the park and boulevard system by its primary designer, landscape architect George E. Kessler, with photos, map, and discussion.
Description of the park acquired in 1902, between the east and west roadways of Gillham Road, 36th, and 38th Street, with photos and history.
Description with photos and history of the "first" street of the park and boulevard system, Independence Avenue, from Woodland Avenue to Benton Boulevard, 0.96 miles long, acquired in 1895-1897.
Independence Plaza Park
Description of the 1.73-acre park acquired in 1899, between the north and south sides of Independence Boulevard, Brooklyn, and Park Avenues, with photos and history.
Description with photos of the mound at Kessler Park, including its erosion, excavation attempts, and preservation attempts.
J. C. Nichols Parkway
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.
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.
Kansas City's Parks and Boulevards
Article about the park and boulevard system, with photos.
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908
History, photos, map, and overall description of the park system.
Kansas City: Published by Lonas & Boedtker
Includes photos of Washington Park.
Description with photos and history of Karnes Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from 31st to 37th Streets, 0.71 miles long, acquired in 1905.
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