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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Kansas City Board of P...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
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 New Boat-House for Kansas City
Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
View of Alfred Benjamin Memorial in Swope Park.
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."
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908
Map, description, and area (for each park) and distance (for boulevards) charts about the Kansas City park and boulevard system with an inset of Swope Park.
Appreciation of Swope Park
Explanation of a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to "give expression" of thanks "in a more substantial way than merely through resolution of thanks."
Biography of Delbert J. Haff (1859-1943), Early Parks and Boulevards Legal Counsel
Electric Park (2nd), Streetcar Entrance
Postcard of the street car entrance to Electric Park (2nd)
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.
Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid
Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...
Kansas City Park Department
Folder contains two brochures connected with the Park Department. One concerns a music in the parks series held in 1946 and the other concerns the "Park and Plan Week Celebration" which includes among...
Kansas City Zoo
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Kansas City Zoological Gardens, or Kansas City Zoo at Swope Park, with description of its various exotic animals and other attractions.
Kansas City's Fairmount Park: Carnival, Electric 1 & 2, Fairyland, Forest, Swope, Troost, Winnwood, & Washington Parks: 1892-1936
Compiled history of Kansas City's amusement parks from 1892-1936.
Kansas City's Neglected Zoo
Article about the deplorable condition of the city zoo due to a construction strike and lack of funds.
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Photo and bio of Thomas Swope, a prominent real estate investor and developer of Kansas City. Born in Kentucky in 1827 and coming here in 1857 as a realtor, donating the large tract of land southeast of...
KC Park Board to Study Service
August 4, 2008
Members of the city's Park Board plan to take a closer look at the city's 10 community centers. The main concern is that the centers are well maintained and that they meet the needs of the community. About...
Main Shelter House at Swope Park
Full, exterior view of the main Shelter House located at the entrance to Swope Park.
Map of Swope Park
Map of Swope Park in 1941 with descriptive information about the zoo, etc.
Map of Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri
Map of Swope Park showing wooded areas, golf course, rifle range, nurseries, zoo, etc. "Area: 1332 Acres."
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