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Kessler, George E
Charlotte R White
Book Review: KC in a Science Fiction Future
Illustration and book review of "Time Enough for Love" by former Kansas Citian author Robert Heinlein (born in Butler, Missouri in 1907) about "Lazarus Long, interstellar stud, possessor of the longevity...
Boulevard City of America
Unverified article from a magazine not found in this library.
Description with photos and history of Broadway Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from 31st to 43rd Streets, 1.53 miles long, acquired in 1902-1906.
Description with photos and history Brookside Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Ward Parkway to Meyer Boulevard, 2.10 miles long, acquired in 1913.
Brush Creek Boulevard
Description with photos and history of Brush Creek Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Main Street to Benton Boulevard, 2.02 miles long, acquired in 1908-1911.
Brush Creek Parkway
Description with photos and history of Brush Creek Parkway, part of the park and boulevard system, from State Line Road and Ward Parkway to Cleveland Avenue, 3.63 miles long, acquired in 1916-1917.
Description of the 26.39-acre park acquired in 1891, between Saint John, Hardesty, and Brighton Avenue, and Budd Park Esplanade, with photos and history.
Budd Park Esplanade
Description with photos and history of Budd Park Esplanade, part of the park and boulevard system, from Van Brunt Boulevard to Hardesty Avenue, 0.37 miles long, acquired in 1913-1915.
C. O. Tichenor Is Dead
Portrait and obituary for Charles Tichenor (1842-1915), "distinguished lawyer and one of the fathers of the boulevard system" with residence at 1449 Independence Avenue. Native of Wisconsin coming to Kansas...
Description of the formerly 8.01-acre park acquired in 1931, between 31st, Monroe, Linwood, and Indiana Avenue, with photos, drawing, and history, having lost much of its original "integrity" as a park....
Description with photos and history of Chestnut Parkway, part of the park and boulevard system, from Independence Avenue to the north boundary of Kessler Park, 0.37 miles long, acquired in 1913-1915.
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 Park, Lake and Canyon
Postcard of Lake and Canyon at City Park
City Planning with Special Reference to the Planning of Streets and Lots
Photos and references to planned parks and residential areas, sidewalks, and roads, etc., with regard to conforming to the land.
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.
Postcard of Cliff Drive
Description with photos and history of Cliff Drive, part of the park and boulevard system, from Gladstone Boulevard to the western edge of Kessler Park, 6.5 miles long, acquired in 1906-1931.
Description of the 4.01-acre park acquired in 1909, between Charlotte, Missouri, Pacific, and Holmes Streets, with photos, history and drawing.
Cowtown 1890 Becomes City Beautiful 1962: The Story of Kansas City's Parks
Origins and early history of the parks and urban planning in the city, describing the efforts to beautify and maintain the growing city, starting in 1872 with such men as Milton McGee, William R. Nelson,...
Cowtown Gets Culture
May (actually June)1947
Illustrations and article about the emergence of high culture institutions in Kansas City since the beginning of the 20th century, starting gradually with the medical school, Liberty Memorial and the park...
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