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J. C. Nichols Company: A Kansas City Original
Article describing in detail the origins of the J. C. Nichols Company's real estate ventures, eventually materializing in the Country Club District and Plaza.
The Worlds of Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
Article discusses the novels Mrs. Bridge(1959) and Mr. Bridge(1969) by Evan S. Connell, Jr., and how the author was inspired by his early childhood spent around the Country Club Plaza District in 1930s...
Studio Architecture, Building, and Furnishing: Beauty in Community Planning
Article expounding on the positive aspects of the planning of the Country Club District, earning it a Good Housekeeping Shield of approval.
Kansas City's First House Electrical Soon to Open in Armour Hills
Article pointing out the design and numerous features of the "first" electrically powered house in the city, at 65th Street Terrace and Linden Road in the Country Club District, with illustration.
Established Upper-Bracket Neighborhood Offers Charm and Convenience
November 30, 2003
Article profiles the Sunset Hill neighborhood, a stable neighborhood of older homes south of the Country Club Plaza.
A Machine for Forgetting
January 23-29, 1997
Author of article criticizes Kansas City for purposely trying to destroy evidence of its past to create a sanitized, suburbanized city. He particularly dislikes J. C. Nichols' developments because they...
Kansas City Modern: Growing Pains and Pleasures
Biographical description of Mrs. Gleed Gaylord, or Martha Gaylord, 66-year-old editor and publisher of the Independent, the magazine of Kansas City high society since about 1939. Includes a tour of her...
Vision and Boundless Energy Marked Life of J. C. Nichols
Biography of Nichols, with photos of breaking ground at the Country Club District and as a high school and college student. Died on February 16, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Buildings, Apartments, and Homes in Country Club Plaza
April 9, 1905
Book contains photos of many of the original buildings, apartments, and homes in the Country Club Plaza area including the businesses and gasoline stations.
Country Club Plaza: 46th Street Terrace to Ward Parkway, Mill Creek Parkway Westward to Penn
Book describing and depicting scenes of and planning involved with the Country Club District and Plaza.
Garden Homes: Planned and Executed by J. C. Nichols
Book of Country Club Plaza homes only. Mary Rockwell on the last page of the book. George Fuller Green toward the end of the book. John Van Brunt through the entire book.
Slide Show on Country Club District Now Available
Brief description of a slide show prepared by Patricia Brown Glenn about "the development of Kansas City from the Country Club District and the Country Club Plaza across State Line into Mission Hills and...
HKCF Homes Tour in Sunset Hill
Brief review of residences in Sunset Hill on the upcoming homes tour.
Kansas City in Caricature
Caricature of J. C. Nichols standing in front of a Country Club District home with a customer asking, "Any real estate for sale?"
The Leafless American
Chapter of the book about the author's reminiscences as a child living in Kansas City with his mother starting in 1906. Includes descriptions of the city's dual character as "a smutty and religious town,"...
The Grand American Avenue, 1850-1920
Chapter of the book devoted to Ward Parkway as one of the nation's finest avenues, planned by J. C. Nichols and George E. Kessler as a connection between the park and boulevard system and the Country Club...
Country Club Plaza, Christmas
Christmas lights on the Country Club Plaza. Front of postcard reads, "Country Club Plaza at Christmas Time, Kansas City, Mo." The postcard was never sent in the mail and has no message on the reverse side....
Catholic Churches, Visitation Catholic Church
Color postcard with street level view of Visitation Catholic Church noted on card as being in the Country Club District. Published by Hall Bros., Kansas City, Missouri. Located at 51st and Main Street....
The J. C. Nichols Investment Company Presents Two New Sub-division Extensions to the Country Club District
Color shaded map showing the new divisions of Greenway Fields and Hampstead Gardens in the Country Club District. Indicates current and proposed construction, and prices.
J. C. Nichols Builds Again on Bedrock Worth Reckoning with
Comprehensive article about the story of the J. C. Nichols Company's land developments, with many photos and an annotated map.
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