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Kessler, George E
Charlotte R White
Marking Missouri History
Biography of William R. Nelson, one of the most prominent figures in the history of Kansas City, the founder of the Kansas City Star and promoter of better public property conditions of the city, including...
Mass Commercial Amusements in Kansas City before World War I
Comprehensive article exploring the urban cultural aspect of popular entertainment in Kansas City, rather than the more commonly studied aspect of high culture entertainment. Description and photos of...
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of George Kessler, planner of "Kansas City's magnificent park and boulevard system, having been engineer of the board since its inception in 1892." Description of his life and career, born...
Description with photos and history of Meyer Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Ward to Swope Parkway, 2.80 miles long, acquired in 1913.
Meyer Mementos in Museum
Article about August R. Meyer's urban planning career in Kansas City and Leadville, Colorado, including notes about his home at 44th and Warwick Boulevards and streets of the park and boulevard system...
Midwest Landscape Architecture
Chapter from a book which features over a dozen individual landscape architects. Chapter 6 deals with George Kessler and traces his career and work including his years in Kansas City and his involvement...
Mill Creek Park
Description of the 11.31-acre park acquired in 1908, between 43rd Street, J. C. Nichols and Ward Parkways, and Kansas City Railway right-of-way, with photos and history.
Missouri, Heart of the Nation
Paintings and drawings of Country Club Plaza, Swope Park Zoo, Washington Square, Penn Valley Park, Stock Yards, Twilight on Quality Hill, etc., by local artists.
Description of the 6.10-acre park acquired in 1920, between 21st, Walrond, 22nd, and Kansas Avenue, with photos and history.
Monuments: 'They Remind Us Things Occurred because of Man's Initiative'
Article about memorials in Kansas City in general, highlighting, among others, the Andrew Drips Monument at 16th and Summit Streets and the Delbert J. Haff Memorial.
Description of the section of West Terrace Park, at the northwest corner of 13th and Summit Streets, with photos, drawing, and history.
Murray Davis Park
Description of the 0.09-acre park acquired in 1926, between 40th and Main and a parking area, with photos and history.
Named after a Pioneer
Nelson C. Crews Square
Description of the 6.29-acre park acquired in 1927, between 26th, an alley between Michigan and Euclid, 27th, and Woodland Avenues, with photos and history.
North Terrace Park, Fountain and Cliff Drive
Postcard of Spring Fountain on Cliff Drive in North Terrace Park
North Terrace Park, Scarritt Point
Postcard of Scarritt Point at North Terrace Park
Description of the 4.32-acre park acquired in 1899, between 20th, Jarboe, 21st, and Holly Streets, with photos, drawing, and history.
Photos, illustrated map, and information on Observation Park at the southeast corner of 20th and Holly Streets, built about 1905 with additions into the 1910s from plans by landscape architect George Kessler...
Orderly City, Orderly Lives: The City Beautiful Movement in St. Louis
Comprehensive article about the early urban planning movement in Saint Louis, starting with Forest Park in the 1870s and continuing through the 1910s with a park and boulevard system and the 1904 World's...
Our Endangered Park and Boulevard System
Article about the deterioration of Kansas City's park and boulevard system, with examples of sites and explanation of "the importance of planning and the integration of amenities like parks and boulevards...
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