Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

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Long stone bench located in The Piazzetta, a woman with a basket of flowers sits in the center of the bench. The Piazzetta (now called Strawn Park after Farrell Clifford Strawn) is located between 63rd Street, Summit Street, and Valley Road in the Greenway Fields subdivision of Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southwest towards undeveloped land beyond the southern tip of the park. The bench and accompanying statues pictured have since been moved to the northern edge of the park bordering 63rd Street.

Date: 
1920

The statue of a small boy and a pool were features of the Crestwood interior park named Happy Woods Park, once located between 54th Street, 55th Street, Locust Street, and Cherry Street. This vantage point faces southeast towards the intersection of Locust Street, 55th Street, and Oak Street in the far right background.

Date: 
1920

Six white columns stand erect in a park at Locust Street and Cherry Street, the structure patterned after the columns on the campus at the University of Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast at the intersection of Locust and Cherry, one block north of 54th Street.

Date: 
1920

Children playing at a playground at 58th Street and Brookside Boulevard in 1920. This vantage point faces north from near the center of Brookside Triangle Park.

Date: 
1920

Younger boys and girls participating in a maypole dance at the 1921 Country Club District Field Day on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School. Six schools and one kindergarten participated. This vantage point faces east towards houses on Sunset Hill in the far background.

Date: 
May 12th 1921

Formal presentation of Arbor Villa Park, developed by the J. C. Nichols Company. Pictured are J. C. Nichols and Shannon C. Douglass, President of the Armour Hills Homes Association. This vantage point faces north-northeast near the southeast corner of the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street.

Date: 
July 22nd 1923

Wide exterior view of Arbor Villa Park; the small white building in the background is a J. C. Nichols Company sales office. This vantage point faces north towards the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street in the left background.

Date: 
1923

View of Arbor Villa Park. Homes, cherubs, trees, a tennis court, and playground equipment all visible in background. This vantage point faces south towards the intersection of Edgevale Road and Main Street in the right background.

Date: 
1923

This picture of Arbor Villa Park was taken looking south-southeast at the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street. A man and a woman stand near the pergola in Arbor Villa Park.

Date: 
1923

A pergola covered with ivy with a wading pool in the background. A small child is standing in the pool located in Arbor Villa Park. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street.

Date: 
1923

This picture was taken looking south at the intersection of Mission Drive, Overhill Road, and Ensley Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas.

Date: 
1925

Photograph of the entrance to Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Shelter House from just east of the Swope Parkway entrance to Swope Park.

Photograph of the entrance to Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the intersection of 51st Street and Wornall Road.

Image of Golf Course Road in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest on Golf Course Road (now Swope Memorial Drive).

Photograph of Wilbur H. Dunn Park in the summer of 1937, looking north from 68th St. at the Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1937