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An autochrome photograph of the J. C. Nichols Company office building, taken from the southeast.

Date: 
June 10th 1932

Main entrance into the J. C. Nichols Companies building. Iron grillwork originally on the main doors was removed because doors were too heavy to be pushed open easily. This vantage point faces north on Ward Parkway between Central Street and Broadway Street.

Date: 
July 21st 1930

First floor lobby of the J. C. Nichols Companies building at 310 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 21st 1930

Stairway to the second floor, showing the illustrated map of the Country Club District on the west wall of the J. C. Nichols Companies building, 310 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 21st 1930

An aerial view of the Country Club Plaza in 1930, looking north from the top of the Wornall Road hill. The Walnut Apartments complex is in the foreground.

Date: 
1930

This picture was taken looking north from atop the J. C. Nichols Building, between Broadway and Central Street, Alameda Road and Ward Parkway. The parking lot was located between Broadway and Central Street, Alameda Road and 47th Street. The Plaza Balcony Building is shown in background.

Date: 
1930

Most any morning about 8:30 found Mr. J. C. Nichols entering the office at 310 Ward Parkway Boulevard. Iron grillwork originally on the main doors was removed because doors were too heavy to be pushed open easily. This vantage point faces north on Ward Parkway between Central Street and Broadway Street.

Date: 
1933

Halloween decorations on the Plaza, showing the shack of the Plaza Witch who would read your future for free. This picture was taken looking south at the southwest corner of Alameda Road and Central Street. This shack was located at the future site of the Plaza Medical Building. The J. C. Nichols Company Building is shown in the background.

Date: 
1933

This picture of the Plaza Dog Mart was taken looking west-northwest from atop the J. C. Nichols Company Building. Country Club Plaza merchants sponsored a dog mart where people interested in buying a dog could see and inspect many breeds of dog. This dog mart was located at the future site of the Plaza Medical Building.

Date: 
September 22nd 1934

This picture of the J. C. Nichols Company building was taken looking northeast on the north side of Ward Parkway Boulevard just west of Central Street.

Date: 
1935

J. C. Nichols inspires his sales force at one of his company's morning meetings.

Date: 
1939