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150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
American City Planning since 1890: A History Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Institute of Planners
Numerous references to landscape architects Kessler, Wright, and Hare & Hare for their Kansas City works.
As the Editor Thinks: City Planning a Step Toward Building Up Missouri
Short article about the growing movement of city planning in Missouri communities and cities, sponsored by the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce, with a list of "Missouri municipalities interested in...
Bannister Mall's Costly Lesson
September 5, 2010
Article cites Bannister Mall as an example of the Kansas City area's failure to practice sustainable development. Suburban sprawl will cost the area large sums to build new infrastructure, according to...
Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882
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.
Biography of Albert Isaac Beach (1883-1939), Mayor of Kansas City (1924-1930)
Biography of Edward Buehler Delk (1885-1956), Architect
Biography of George E. Kessler (1862-1923), Landscape Architect
Biography of Louis S. Rothschild (1900-1984), Merchant and Civic Leader
September 30, 2000
Brief article about the Brookside district or Brookside neighborhood and the demise of the Brookside Amoco Station, among other traditional neighborhood institutions, with the advent of modern city planning....
Brush Creek Valley Project Area
City plans for Brush Creek area in the Plaza District including flood prevention and zoning.
Center Annex Residential District
Page of the booklet describing housing, population, schools, and recreation for the area between 75th, city limits, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and Woodland Avenues, with map on the inside cover.
Center Residential District
Page of the booklet describing housing, population, schools, and recreation for the area between 79th, Prospect, city limits, and Troost Avenue, with map on the inside cover.
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...
July 6, 1942
According to the city planning department, the typical city block in Kansas City measures 660 feet for streets running north and south and 330 feet for those running east and west. Figuring 5,280 feet...
City Planning Conference Was Most Successful Meeting Yet Held
May 8, 1917
Article giving a general description of the "most successful" National City Planning Conference ever, held in Kansas City at Convention Hall and the Hotel Muehlebach, including the election of J. C. Nichols...
City Planning Ordinance: What It Is For and What It Provides
History of city planning, starting with the the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Listing of the provisions, powers, and objections of the city planning ordinance.
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.
Comprehensive Plan: Westport Planning Area, 1971 Preliminary Draft, Kansas City, Missouri
Sections of the report about the need and methods for preserving historic structures and areas in the Westport area by Kansas City's City Planning Department. Discussion of legal and practical methods...
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