Photograph of a grassy open field with telephone lines, parked cars, and trees in the background, circa 1937. A caption included with the original photo reads "Fairway, Kansas--before streets were graded and trees were planted.
J. C. Nichols Company
Photograph of a row of houses, one a furnished exhibition house, situated along 69th Street in Prairie Village, Kansas, in September 1941. Cars are parked on the street and visitors to the exhibition house can be seen gathered near the front door and driveway. The exhibition house was built and furnished by J. C.
Postcard showing the northern entrance to Pembroke Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas. This vantage point faces south at the intersection of Pembroke Lane and 56th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short advertisement for the Country Club District from J.C. Nichols Investment Company to Kansas City resident George Fiske.
Postcard showing Brush Creek in Mission Hills, Kansas. The back of the postcard includes a short advertisement for the Country Club District from J.C. Nichols Investment Company to Kansas City resident George Fiske.
Legal document that details the housing and property restrictions imposed upon sections of Blocks 27 through 30 in Mission Hills, Kansas. Some benign restrictions stipulate acceptable architectural features and minimum residence cost and ground frontage.
Legal document that details the housing and property restrictions imposed upon certain lots in Blocks 5, 7, and 8 in the Oak-Meyer Gardens subdivision in Kansas City, Missouri. Some benign restrictions stipulate acceptable architectural features and minimum residence cost and ground frontage.
Letter from J. C. Nichols to one of his investors and friend, Jeanette Lee. Nichols discusses his efforts at curbing unions in Kansas City in an effort to further his developments. Nichols also discusses Kansas City's lack of significant growth at the end of the 1930s.
An early J. C. Nichols Company sign located on Brookside Boulevard by Countryside Park. In the background is the "Rock House" located at 5230 Brookside Boulevard. This vantage point faces west on Brookside Boulevard between 52nd Street and 53rd Street.
First floor lobby of the J. C. Nichols Companies building at 310 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
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.
Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.