A Preliminary Report upon the Growth and Distribution of Population: Kansas City, Kansas

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Description: 

Report prepared by city planning consultants Harland Bartholomew and Associates, for the Kansas City, Kansas City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration in compiling and tabulating data, among other tasks. The report addresses appropriate development and physical improvements in relation to the size and location of the city's population, and notes that "citizens are leaving the older and more congested districts and moving to the outskirts -- often beyond the city limits," while those central areas remain vacate and deteriorating. They state that this is "an uneconomical trend" that can lead to increased taxes, and suggest that minor improvements should maintain the core as a desirable place to live. The report describes and maps past and present population growth and trends, current land use, the location of new construction, and the racial and ethnic demographics of the city and related development patterns. Future population growth and patterns are also projected, and the need for public improvements is noted.

Date: 
July 1937
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, KS
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at College Park. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at College Park.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
HC 108.K21A6 A Preliminary Report Upon the Growth and Distribution of Population in Kansas City, Kansas (1937)
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARACP-1418197-0001
Transcription: 
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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