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Kessler, George E
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Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities
Table showing statistics about parks and boulevards for the 50 largest American cities, with Kansas City having the most miles of boulevards at 90, followed by Chicago at 84.3.
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biographical information about George E. Kessler (1862-1923), the principal designer of the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, Saint Louis, and other cities across the country. Considered "the leading...
Did You Know? Horses and Parks
Article about many of the changes in the Northeast residential district since the beginning of the park and boulevard system. Description of some of the riders of (and places designed partly for horses...
Dr. Johnston Lykins Square
Description of the 4.95-acre park acquired in 1913, between 7th, Jackson, 8th, and Myrtle Streets, with photos and history.
Early Kansas City Architects: Adriance and John Van Brunt
Photos and biographical article about Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913) and John Van Brunt (1855-1924), brothers and architects not related to fellow Kansas City architects Henry Van Brunt and Courtlandt...
Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting
Article describing Kansas City's tourist attractions and general features (climate, history, etc.) for "the Kansas City meeting, the sixtieth annual conference of the American Library Association." Places...
Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System
Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.
Financing Kansas City's Parks
Maps, photo, and discussion of acquisition and maintenance of "neighborhood recreation areas."
From the Silver City to Kansas City: August and Emma Meyer in Leadville and Beyond
In-depth article about August Meyer and his wife Emma, the smelting and refining businesses Meyer was part of, his role in the development of Leadville, Colorado, and his founding of the Kansas City Smelting...
Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board
June 12, 2007
Newly elected mayor Mark Funkhouser has appointed a new Kansas City park board. The members are John Fierro, Tyrone Aiken, Frances Semler, Aggie Stackhaus, and Ajamu Webster. Funkhouser "took a slap at...
Description of the 3.04-acre park acquire in 1909, between 4th, Forest, 5th, and Troost Avenue, with photos, drawing, and history.
Genealogy of Delbert James Haff and Wife, Grace Isabel Barse
Photo and biographical sketch of Delbert James Haff, or Delbert Haff, and his wife, Grace Isabel Barse Haff, or Grace Haff. Description of James's life and career, born in Michigan in 1859 and coming to...
Genius of George E. Kessler Greatest Gift to Kansas City's System of Parks
Profile of urban planner and landscape architect George E. Kessler and his designs implemented in the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, with photos and descriptions of individual parks.
George Edward Kessler
Photos and biographical article about George Kessler (1862-1923), a nationally prominent landscape architect and designer of Kansas City's park and boulevard system. Description of his life and career,...
George Kessler Collection Finding Aid
This one box collection includes 16 landscape drawings done primarily by George Kessler, dated 1910 - 1916 and covering not only Penn Valley Park and North Terrace Park in Kansas City but also projects...
George Kessler: Landscape Architect, Planner
Article about the career and influence of George Edward Kessler, or George Kessler (1862-1923), one of the nation's most important landscape architects and designer of Kansas City's park and boulevard...
Description with photos and history of Gillham Road, part of the park and boulevard system, from Brush Creek Boulevard to 22nd Street, 4.34 miles long, acquired in 1901-1902.
Description with photos and history of the "first" street of the park and boulevard system, Gladstone Boulevard, from Belmont Boulevard to Independence Avenue, 2.82 miles long, acquired in 1895-1912.
Go Fly a Kite
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Frank Vaydik (pictured), "Superintendent of the Park Department" since 1964, succeeding J. V. Lewis after speaking on the prevention of Dutch elm disease...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book 1904-05
Overview of the park and boulevard system.
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