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Kessler, George E
Charlotte R White
Kansas City Scene
City highlights about the third largest transportation center in the nation in 1969.
Kansas City Stockyards Finding Aid
Kansas City Street People: Kansas City's Boulevardier
Photo and biographical article about August Meyer (1851-1905), an engineer and co-founder and fist president of the Kansas City Park Board from 1892 to about 1901. Born in Saint Louis and coming to Kansas...
Kansas City Tries to Improve the Manager Plan
Article discussing improvements and other features of the Kansas City charter, including the management of the park and boulevard system.
Kansas City's Liberty Memorial, Part I
First article of two about the plans for the site for the memorial and its arrangement with nearby features in the city, with a photo of "R. A. Long, chairman of the Liberty Memorial Association," and...
Kansas City's Liberty Memorial, Part II
Second article of two about the design and location issues concerned with the planning of Liberty Memorial, with photos of the Thomas H. Swope Memorial and August R. Meyer Memorial and discussion of architects...
Kansas City's Parks and Boulevards
Article about the park and boulevard system, with photos.
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Frank Gossard, "secretary of the board of park commissioners of Kansas City," born in 1865 in Ohio and coming to Kansas City in 1885 as a banker and realtor, residing at 118 East...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908
History, photos, map, and overall description of the park system.
Kansas City: An American Story
History of the powerful Kansas City Star newspaper and its influential founder, William Rockhill Nelson, starting in 1880 and involved in various civic reform movements, including the park and boulevard...
Kansas City: Published by Lonas & Boedtker
Includes photos of Washington Park.
Description with photos and history of Karnes Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from 31st to 37th Streets, 0.71 miles long, acquired in 1905.
Kersey Coates Drive
Postcard of Kersey Coates Drive
Description of the 302.87-acre park acquired in 1895, between the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Belmont and Gladstone Boulevards, and Paseo Boulevard, including the Colonnade, Cliff Drive, and Indian Mound,...
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...
Kessler Society Continues Namesake's Dedication to Landscape Ideals
May 8, 2008
Information on George Kessler and the local Kessler Society located at 104 W. Ninth St., Suite 30, Kansas City, Missouri. "The Kessler Society is dedicated to educating the public on the historical significance...
Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Gardens
Description of the garden in the northwest corner of Loose Park established in the 1930s, with photos, drawing, and history.
Description with photos and history of Linwood Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Broadway to Van Brunt Boulevard, 3.43 miles long, acquired in 1899-1925.
Description of the 74.08-acre park acquired in 1927, between 51st, Wornall, 55th, and Summit Streets, with photos, history, and drawings.
Description with photos and history of Manheim Road, part of the park and boulevard system, from Holmes Road to Paseo Boulevard, 0.62 miles long, acquired in 1910-1914.
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