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Park and Boulevard Sys...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Charlotte R White
Changes in Truman District Outlined
September 1, 2010
Short article about the proposed expansion of Independence's federal Truman heritage district by the National Parks Service. "The current federal district boundary includes 216 parcels, 191 of which are...
Assorted photos of Chelsea Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
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.
Chicago, Lincoln Park
The Stone Walk along Lake Michigan in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. People walking along edge of water are visible.
Children at Fairyland Park
Group portrait of unidentified children eating "cones" at JP picnic; located at 75th and Prospect.
Children's Zoo Entrance
Crowd walking through entrance to Children's Zoo.
Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways, Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977-78
Book about the project by artist Christo of "wrapping" the sidewalks of Loose Park with fabric as an aesthetic device.
Cinema and the Kansas/Plains Past
Article is a survey of recent and past films that detail Kansas and Great Plains history in some way. "This year's selection of films vary in subject matter from those about territorial Kansas and Westerns...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Sidney Herbert Hare, or Herbert Hare, landscape architect and city planner with offices at 114 West 10th Street, born in Kansas City in 1888 as the son of fellow architect and sometimes...
Citizens Question the Enviromental Effects of Oz Theme Park
Discusses residents' concerns regarding environmental clean-up of proposed Oz theme park.
City and Skyways Connected
Article describes the renovation of Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park at 12th and Walnut. Artist Laura DeAngelis incorporated themes from the natural world and "the mathematical order of the movements...
February 20, 2027
City cemetery later Shelley Park across form the old Courthouse was abandoned for cemetery use two years previous to the Civil War.
City Hall Profile
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.
Profiles of city officials involved in urban planning either through financing or organizing infrastructure improvements such as utilities, transportation, natural disaster prevention, parks, etc.
City park located at 27th and Madison. Designers Elpidio Rocha and Dale Eldred were awarded for imaginative use of materials in the design of this park.
City Park, Canyon
Postcard of the The Canyon at City Park
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 Severs Management Contract with Union Station
December 11, 2013
On December 5th the Kansas City Council passed a unanimous vote to sever a 20-year management agreement with Union Station Kansas City, Inc. As of May 1, 2014, the city's Parks and Recreation Department...
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