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1. A City Planned to Meet Modern Needs: New City in Making A City Planned to Meet Modern Needs: New City in Making March//1936 Sections of the magazine on Kansas City's airport, auditorium, city hall, hospitals, trafficways, parks and boulevards, water, Brush Creek, and Blue River.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Can a Park make a City? The Case for Davis Park. Can a Park make a City? The Case for Davis Park. June 25, 2005 The author examines Ilus W. Davis Park, comparing it to "parks that work" in the nation's great cities. What the park lacks is people, due to the absence of housing and entertainment nearby. If civic leaders...

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 Officials City Officials Profiles of city officials involved in urban planning either through financing or organizing infrastructure improvements such as utilities, transportation, natural disaster prevention, parks, etc.

7. 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.

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. 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...

11. How to Get Special Assessment Improvements in Kansas City, Mo. How to Get Special Assessment Improvements in Kansas City, Mo. January//1955 Offer for special assessment improvements to citizens on "street pavements, sewers, sidewalks, and neighborhood parks and playgrounds."

12. Intersections and Pathways Intersections and Pathways June 25, 1905 The pathways and intersections of Kessler's original Parks and Boulevards plan have changed over the years. In this article, the author analyzes which ones still "work" for pedestrians and motorists and...

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 Buys Its Parks ahead of Time Kansas City Buys Its Parks ahead of Time September//1955 Article about planning for park and playground sites in anticipation of future surrounding urban development, shown on a map of Kansas City, North.

15. 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.

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

17. 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.

18. 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,...

19. Longview. ..The Remarkable Beginnings of a Modern Western City Longview. ..The Remarkable Beginnings of a Modern Western City 1949 Description of the role of S. Herbert Hare, "the young partner of Hare and Hare," doing "the actual platting and planning of Longview," Washington. Illustrations and descriptions throughout the book also...

20. 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.