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Charlotte R White
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
View of Alfred Benjamin Memorial in Swope Park.
All That Jazz
Article about the history of jazz, including Kansas City's influence on it before 1900 and after World War I.
America's Most Beautiful City
Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."
Left to right: C. L. Parks, representing Lee Baker; N. Emerson Paton, SCBA/American Royal; Miss Betty Loman, Johnson County Beauty Queen; C. Monroe Block, President, Chamber of Commerce; and H. R. Garrison,...
Left to right: C. L. Parks, representing Lee Baker; N. Emerson Paton, SCBA and American Royal; Miss Betty Loman, Johnson County Beauty Queen; C. Monroe Block, President, Chamber of Commerce; and H. R....
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
An Impressive Start at Revitalizing Penn Valley Park
May 12, 2013
Editorial summarizes recent efforts to revitalize Penn Valley Park and suggests future improvements. The author states that the efforts took place under the leadership of the Penn Valley Park Conservancy...
An Oasis Imperiled
August 3, 2004
Editorial decrying a proposed change to Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park, "one of the most inviting public spaces in Kansas City," located at 12th and Walnut. According to the author, the city's plan...
Andrew Drips Park
Description of the 0.16-acre park acquired in 1882, between Belleview, 16th, and Jarboe Streets, with photo, drawing, and history as being the first city park.
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of Kansas City's park and boulevard system, depicting Admiral Boulevard, Grand Avenue, Independence Avenue, Woodland Avenue, Cliff Drive, and Gladstone Boulevard.
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908
Map, description, and area (for each park) and distance (for boulevards) charts about the Kansas City park and boulevard system with an inset of Swope Park.
Anywhere But Here
Article about the history and present state of Berkley Riverfront Park, a city park on the Missouri riverfront between the Paseo and Heart of America bridges.
Appreciation of Swope Park
Explanation of a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to "give expression" of thanks "in a more substantial way than merely through resolution of thanks."
Archaeological Survey of the Lone Jack Battlefield Park, Jackson County, Missouri
The Lone Jack Historical Society and the Jackson County government have long been interested in nominating the Lone Jack Battlefield (23JA606) to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Currently,...
Area Organizations Partner to Level the Playing Field at Belvidere
February 23, 2011
Local organizations such as Kansas City Parks and Recreation, Don Bosco Centers, Sporting Kansas City, and the Northeast Soccer League have partnered to raise over $250,000 for a new soccer complex at...
Postcards of Argentine Kansas, Silver Avenue & Healy House in Leadville, Colorado
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
January 11, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now...
Description with photos and history of Armour Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Broadway to Paseo Boulevards, 1.25 miles long, acquired in 1899.
Armour Packing Company
Postcard of the Kansas City Convention Hall and the plant of Armour & Co
Art in the Loop and Oppenstein Park
The commission for the Art in the Loop project in Oppenstein Park has been awarded to Laura DeAngelis.
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