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Kessler, George E
Charlotte R White
Description of the 7.53-acre park between 22nd, Elmwood, 23rd, and Kensington Avenues, acquired in 1913, with photos, a drawing, and history.
At Los Angeles: National Association of Real Estate Exchanges Selects H. R. Ennis as National Secretary
Address delivered by H. R. Ennis, the new secretary of the Commercial Club, at a major real estate convention in Los Angeles, about Kansas City's assets and growth, including the Stockyards, the park and...
Biographical sketch of August Meyer (1851-1905), a civil engineer and native of Saint Louis, Missouri, coming to Kansas City in 1881 as a mining investor and co-founder of the park board and the park and...
Biography of August Meyer, as a sculptor and organizer of the Park and Boulevard System, and description of the memorial.
Portrait and biographical sketch of August Meyer, "president of the consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company" in the Armourdale industrial district of Kansas City, Kansas. Native of Saint...
Biographical sketch of August Meyer, "President of the United Chemical and Zinc Company" in Kansas City. Description of his life and career, born in Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1851 and gaining wealth as...
References to and descriptions of August Meyer (1851-1905), or A. R. Meyer, as "capitalist and leader in matters of public improvements" and as one of the three most important developers of Kansas City's...
August Meyer Residence (Vanderslice Hall), Gold Fish Lake
Postcard of the Gold Fish Lake on the grounds of the August Meyer Residence (Vanderslice Hall)
August R. Meyer
Photos and information on August Meyer (1851-1905), first president and co-organizer of the Board of Park Commissioners of Kansas City, early promoter of the park and boulevard system, and native of Saint...
August R. Meyer, the Citizen
Photo and article about the August Meyer Memorial statue at 10th and Paseo Boulevards, a tribute to August Meyer (1851-1905), "the father of [the park and boulevard] system."
Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882
Article tracing the origins of the Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, starting with early parks and their justifications, before the idea of connecting them into a city-wide system.
Description with photos and history of Belmont Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Wilson Avenue to Gladstone Boulevard, 0.72 miles long, acquired in 1913.
Portrait and biographical sketch of Benjamin Holmes (1846-1914), mayor of Kansas City in 1890 and a native of Independence, Missouri, coming to Kansas City in the early 1870s as a livestock dealer with...
Description with photos and history of Benton Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Saint John Avenue to Swope Parkway, 5.81 miles long, acquired in 1896-1914.
Biography of Adriance Van Brunt(1836-1913), Architect
Biography of August Meyer (1851-1905), Parks and Boulevards Leader
Biography of Delbert J. Haff (1859-1943), Early Parks and Boulevards Legal Counsel
Biography of George E. Kessler (1862-1923), Landscape Architect
Biography of the Greenlease Family--Robert Greenlease (1882-1969); Virginia Greenlease (1909-2001); and Bobby Greenlease (1947-1953)
Description of the 6.93-acre park between 68th Street, a residential area, Gregoy Boulevard, and Forest Hill Cemetery, established in 1921, with photos, drawings, and history.
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