Nichols, Jesse Clyde (J.C.)

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This picnic oven in Indian Hills was a favorite spot of Mr. Nichols, and the family often spent an evening here. Mr. Nichols is shown bringing the firewood, Ernest Holt tending the fire, Miller and Eleanor with one of the family dogs around a tub of water, Jake Scott standing at the fireplace, Grace Carlson seated at far right, and Clyde Nichols and another of the family pets seated on top of the fireplace.

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J. C. Nichols inspires his sales force at one of his company's morning meetings.

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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. The sign reads: "1000 Acres Restricted, Country Club District, Highly Developed and Protected Residence Property, water, light, gas, etc., attractive prices, J. C. Nichols, High Class Residence Property, 1213-14 Commerce Bldg.".

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The Kansas City Welcoming Committee to Secretary Patrick J. Hurley and party under the auspices of Missouri River Navigation Association. Mr. Nichols can be seen in the back row, fourth from the left.

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Publicity photograph and signature of J. C. Nichols in 1935.

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This picture of the J. C. Nichols Company building was taken looking northeast on the north side of Ward Parkway just west of Central Street.

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Most any morning about 8:30 found Mr. J. C. Nichols entering the office at 310 Ward Parkway. Iron grillwork originally on the main doors was removed because doors were too heavy to be pushed open easily. This vantage point faces north on Ward Parkway between Central Street and Broadway Boulevard.

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This picture of the Plaza Dog Mart was taken looking west-northwest from atop the J. C. Nichols Company Building. Country Club Plaza merchants sponsored a dog mart where people interested in buying a dog could see and inspect many breeds of dog. This dog mart was located at the future site of the Plaza Medical Building.

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An autochrome photograph of J. C. Nichols's residence, taken from the south. Nichols was a nationally influential real estate developer.

B-25 Bomber
Author: 
Jason Roe
Kansas City Public Library

On December 7, 1940, the U.S. Army Air Corps announced that the Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas City, Kansas, would host a North American Aviation B-25 bomber production plant to prepare for the possibility of the United States entering World War II. The medium-sized bombers would eventually prove crucial to the American strategic bombing campaigns in the European and Pacific theatres.

J.C. Nichols
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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
Thomas Hart Benton
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Mary Frances Ivey
University of Kansas

Thomas Hart Benton, one of the leaders of the Regionalist movement in American art, was a prolific painter, muralist, draughtsman, and sculptor from childhood until the end of his life in 1975. Today he is best known for his realist depictions of American life, which, in his own time, were perceived as directly opposed to modernist movements cultivated in Europe. His paintings, largely vignettes of daily life and ordinary rural characters, were simultaneously praised for their frankness and criticized for their gritty representations of American culture and history.

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