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Monuments & Memorials
World War I
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Giles Carroll Mitchell
Askren, Robert G
View, looking toward the northwest, of the Liberty Memorial shaft, museum buildings and some of its landscaping. A small portion of downtown Kansas City, Missouri can be seen on the right.
Photograph taken from Union Station looking toward the south across Pershing Road, with the full north side of the Liberty Memorial in the view. Automobiles, including taxicabs, can be seen parked in the...
View of a model of Liberty Memorial, looking southeast. Handwritten on back, "photograph from original model as shown in library."
Liberty Memorial 'Flame' to Return
February 1, 2013
Article announces that the steam and light flame atop the Liberty Memorial will be relighted following several months of service and upgrades. A history of the flame effect is provided along with a list...
Liberty Memorial Great Frieze
November 9, 2011
Postcard image of and short article about the stone frieze carved into the north wall of the Liberty Memorial monument. The frieze measures 18 feet high and 140 feet long. It was designed by Italian sculptor...
Liberty Memorial Profile
Liberty Memorial Scale Model
A photograph of a scale replica model of the winning design for the Liberty Memorial.
Liberty Memorial, Aerial View
Aerial view of Liberty Memorial, looking south. Main Street runs along left side of image.
October 7, 2008
Information concerning the memorial/museum:
Developer: Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Liberty Memorial Association
Architect (memorial restoration and...
Madonna of the Trail Statue
File contains a small flyer for the 50th anniversary of the Madonna of the Trail Statue, built in 1929 at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, not to be confused with the "Pioneer...
Memorial Still Lacks Funds
July 17, 2012
The Skywalk Memorial Foundation has not yet been able to raise enough funds to begin construction at Hospital Hill Park at 22nd Street and Gillham Road. The foundation cannot break ground until it can...
Memorial to Black Vets to Be Unveiled
September 7, 2010
A memorial of polished, black granite honoring black veterans in all conflicts will be unveiled by the parks department and Enshriners on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Located in the median on The Paseo...
Memories Take Wing
July 18, 2011
Article about the groundbreaking for the Skywalk Memorial to be built at Hospital Hill Park. The ceremony was held Sunday, July 17, 2011, with dozens of survivors, families of survivors, and emergency...
Park Board OKs Site for a Korean War Memorial
November 21, 2007
Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved a project to create a memorial for Missourians who died in the Korean War in Washington Square Park, near Union Station. "The design by...
Park Planned to Honor 'Precious Doe'
April 3, 2009
The Precious Doe Memorial Committee and the Kansas City parks department announced plans to transform the former crime scene at 59th and Kensington into the Precious Doe Memorial Park on April 25, 2009....
Pawnee Rock Monument
Inside front cover of magazine features a picture of the Pawnee Rock Monument dated June 6, 1914. This Santa Fe Trail landmark is located by the town of Pawnee Rock in central Kansas. The monument shown...
Recruiting Star Power
December 29, 2010
As the World War I centennial in 2014 approaches, Brian Alexander, president of the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, is considering an aggressive approach “to enhance the monument’s national profile.”...
Remembering 'Forgotten' War
September 29, 2011
Photograph and article about the dedication of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial located in Washington Square Park, Kansas City, Missouri. The memorial is a result of the efforts of James Shultz,...
Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial
Article describes history and methodology of Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial commissioned by Tony and Marti Oppenheimer and sculpted by Robert Graham.
Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies
December 29, 2008
Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....
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