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Kessler, George E
Park and Boulevard Sys...
Dona R Boley
George E Kessler
William H Wilson
Edward C Rafferty
A City's Fight for Beauty
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.
A Stately and Serene Oasis in Kessler Park
February 13, 2011
A short description of the Colonnade and JFK Memorial in Kessler Park located at the intersection of Gladstone Boulevard and St. John Avenue. The Colonnade, designed by Henry Wright and possibly based...
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.
An American Beauty
Article with color photos, maps, and description of the park system, featuring "The Paseo," which "received its name from the Paseo de la Rreforma, a famous boulevard in Mexico City."
Biography of George E. Kessler (1862-1923), Landscape Architect
City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
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.
City-Planning Procedure: Financing Improvements by Special Assessment
Discussion about the development of Kansas City's park system as a model for New York City, with references to George Kessler and J. C. Nichols.
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biographical information about George E. Kessler (1862-1923), the principal designer of the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, Saint Louis, and other cities across the country. Considered "the leading...
Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas
Biographical sketch of George Kessler, a farmer and Unionist Civil War veteran born in Maryland in 1824 and moving to Brown County, Kansas, in 1868.
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.
George E. Kessler State Park?
Article discusses the current possibilities for making Kessler Park in the northeast area a state park. If done the area would be designated as a Historic District.
George Edward Kessler
Photos and biographical article about George Kessler (1862-1923), a nationally prominent landscape architect and designer of Kansas City's park and boulevard system. Description of his life and career,...
File contains information on George Kessler.
Partial frontal view of George Kessler.
George Kessler Collection Finding Aid
This one box collection includes 16 landscape drawings done primarily by George Kessler, dated 1910 - 1916 and covering not only Penn Valley Park and North Terrace Park in Kansas City but also projects...
George Kessler: Landscape Architect, Planner
Article about the career and influence of George Edward Kessler, or George Kessler (1862-1923), one of the nation's most important landscape architects and designer of Kansas City's park and boulevard...
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...
A brief history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City and future plans for downtown green spaces. Included is a detailed map of parks throughout the city. Kansas City is home to 214 parks and...
Green to gray: the impact of Kessler's plan.
June 25, 2005
Article describes the parks and boulevards system in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Kansas was never able to develop a comparable system and the result is obvious in the contrast between neighborhoods...
Kessler Rites Thursday: Services for Landscape Architect Will Be in St. Louis
Photo and multiple obituary articles for George Kessler (1862-1923), a prominent landscape architect and designer of the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, dying in Indianapolis on March 19, 1923...
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