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An autochrome photograph of a marble bench in the Country Club Plaza on Ward Parkway between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. This vantage point faces north with the Country Club Plaza Theater in the background.

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An autochrome photograph of four people dressed up for the Country Club Plaza Fiesta. They are standing at the entrance to the Balcony Building in the Country Club Plaza. This vantage point faces north-northwest towards the east entrance to the building.

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An autochrome photograph of a marble bench in the Country Club Plaza on Ward Parkway between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. This vantage point faces north-northwest with the building at the northeast corner of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street in the background.

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An autochrome photograph of women sitting by a fountain in the Country Club Plaza. She is dressed in a sombrero and other appropriately-themed clothing for the Country Club Plaza Fiesta.

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An autochrome photograph of the J. C. Nichols Company office building, taken from the southeast.

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An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza at the intersection of Central Street and 47th Street. This vantage point faces south with the Locarno Apartments in the left background. The fountain has since been moved to the northwest corner of Central Street and Nichols Road.

Sign for development of the Country Club District
Author: 
Sara Stevens
University of British Columbia

Kansas City, like other American cities, added new suburban-style developments at its edges during the early decades of the 20th century. What makes it a unique case for understanding this shift is the character of Jesse Clyde (J.C.) Nichols. Born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1880, Nichols had a career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, and included transforming thousands of acres of land into a planned suburban community.

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