Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Country Club District

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Object Type: 
Maps

Street map of a "Scenic Route Through the Country Club District: America's Most Beautiful Residential Section, 2000 Acres Restricted." The scenic route is indicated in red; specific directions are at bottom of map. Map shows Kansas City Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, and names of neighborhoods. Printed at the top: "Put this in the pocket of your automobile for use the next time you are pleasure driving."

Object Type: 
Maps

Map of "The Country Club District including Sunset Hill, Mission Hills, Hampstead Gardens, Wornall Manor, Greenway Fields, '1,500 Acres Restricted', Planned, Developed and Offered Exclusively by J. C. Nichols." This street map shows property owners of larger estates and includes an inset map with relative location in Kansas City.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) in the Country Club Plaza. This vantage point faces southwest from near the intersection of Main Street and 46th Street. The Chandler Nursery is pictured in the background as the white building.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of the Country Club Plaza lights during Christmas 1937. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the northeast corner of Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) and 47th Street.

Object Type: 
Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fourth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 39th Street to the north, Kansas to the west, south city limits to the south, and Campbell Street and Troost Avenue to the east.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard showing Ward Parkway and a pond between the southbound and northbound lanes of Ward Parkway between 61st Terrace and 62nd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the Country Club Christian Church from just west of the southbound lane of Ward Parkway, near 62nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Three homes on 61st street at the end of the completed Belleview Avenue. This vantage point faces south on Belleview Avenue from just south of Huntington Road.

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Photographs

Close exterior shot of the marble balustrade once located at the intersection of Ward Parkway and Meyer Boulevard. This vantage point likely faces north-northeast from the northern curve of Meyer Circle at the intersection of Ward Parkway and Meyer Boulevard

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Photographs

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.

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Photographs

The J. C. Nichols Company sales office at the southeast corner of 59th Street and Ward Parkway in 1919.

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Photographs

This picture of a lily pond was taken looking north on 62nd Street between the two lanes of Ward Parkway. The Country Club Christian Church can be seen in the background to the right.

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Photographs

Looking west at 61st Terrace and Summit Street. In the foreground is an automobile, and in the background is a row of houses.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.