Country Club Plaza

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An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza near the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Wyandotte Street. This vantage point faces south towards the Riviera Apartment Hotel.

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An autochrome photograph of two automobiles parked next to a bed of flowers in the Country Club Plaza at the southeast corner of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street. This vantage point faces north-northwest towards the building at the northeast corner of Alameda and Central.

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An autochrome photograph of tulips growing in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater, taken from the east.

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An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Broadway. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards a gasoline filling station, a parking lot, and the Country Club Plaza Balcony Building in the background.

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Photographs

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza on Broadway between 47th Street and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road). This vantage point faces east towards the dome at the northeast corner of Central Street and Alameda.

Author: 
Jason Roe
Kansas City Public Library

Nelle Nichols Peters is known as a pathbreaking female architect, designer of nearly 1,000 local buildings, and one of the most prolific architects in Kansas City during the 1920s. Despite the fact that many of these buildings still occupy prominent locations, especially near the Country Club Plaza, Nelle Peters remains a relatively obscure figure in Kansas City history.

Author: 
Mary Frances Ivey
University of Kansas
Jesse Clyde (“J.C.”) Nichols was a nationally renowned city planner in Kansas City from the first decade of the 20th century to the 1950s, whose legacy has come under intense scrutiny for his practices of racial redlining and segregation. Among his mixed legacies are several subdivisions in suburban Kansas City, the Country Club Plaza, and the national spread of deed restrictions and homeowner associations

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