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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Beveridge, Mary I
City Plan Department
William M Howell
William Rufus Jackson
A Place to Play
September 7, 2005
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Champions Sports Complex at Woodland Elementary School located at 711 Woodland Avenue. This is located near...
A Sculptor Builds a Playground
Photos and article about "the new playground park at 27th and Madison" Streets in Kansas City, designed by local sculptor Dale Eldred in 1962 (interviewed by fellow sculptor Richard Hollander) after resignation...
An Interview With Frank Hernandez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 19, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has a typed contents list....
Distant view of children on and around playground equipment in Ashland Park.
Biography of Carl Betz (1854-1898), Educator and Musician
Biography of Carolyn Doughty (1882-1975), Women's Club Administrator
Biography of Conrad Mann (1871-1943), Civic Leader
Biography of Henry Ess (1840-1917) and Phoebe Ess (1850-1934), Attorney and Clubwoman and Reformer
Biography of Saturnino Alvarado (1883-1955), Civil Rights Activist
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...
How to Get Special Assessment Improvements in Kansas City, Mo.
Offer for special assessment improvements to citizens on "street pavements, sewers, sidewalks, and neighborhood parks and playgrounds."
Hyde Park School
Postcard of Hyde Park School
2 postcard views of the Institutional Church at Admiral Boulevard and Holmes.
Kansas Citians with Records: City Builders--Representative Missourians
One page listing national rankings for Kansas City and other generally descriptive statistics about its size and economy, and one page about its park and boulevard system and the "[s]pecial attention....
Lee's Summit Urban Renewal
Information on urban renewal projects in Lee's Summit, Missouri, starting in the 1960s and including new railroad underpasses, parking lots, playgrounds, streets and landscaping, and a civic center, etc....
Main Street North of 49th Street
View of the "Main Street hump," just north of 49th Street near the playground of the E.C. White School. The proposed grade for street improvements is indicated.
Mass Commercial Amusements in Kansas City before World War I
Comprehensive article exploring the urban cultural aspect of popular entertainment in Kansas City, rather than the more commonly studied aspect of high culture entertainment. Description and photos of...
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of John Thompson, "superintendent of maintenance of the parks and playgrounds of Kansas City." Born in Kansas City in 1890 and becoming a lawyer and clerk of the circuit court here....
Distance exterior view of Morse School, showing students outside with playground equipment and playing a game of baseball. School named after S. F. B. Morse, American inventor.
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