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Map of "The Country Club District including Sunset Hill, Mission Hills, Hampstead Gardens, Wornall Manor, Greenway Fields, '1,500 Acres Restricted', Planned, Developed and Offered Exclusively by J. C. Nichols." This street map shows property owners of larger estates and includes an inset map with relative location in Kansas City.

Date: 
April 1917

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fourth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 39th Street to the north, Kansas to the west, south city limits to the south, and Campbell Street and Troost Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Early picture of the 51st Street shopping center, the first business development built by J. C. Nichols Company. At time of photograph, the Country Club Grocery Co. Meat Market took up residence in this building. Located on the northeast corner of Brookside Boulevard and 51st Street, this building was better known by 1925 as part of the Colonial Shops.

Date: 
1919

Photograph of Visitation Church (right) and rectory (left) at the southeast corner of Main Street and 51st Terrace.

Date: 
1919

Exterior of Colonial Shops at 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, showing one automobile parked out front. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of Brookside Boulevard and 51st Street.

Date: 
November 12th 1920

Street map of a "Scenic Route Through the Country Club District: America's Most Beautiful Residential Section, 2000 Acres Restricted." The scenic route is indicated in red; specific directions are at bottom of map. Map shows Kansas City Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, and names of neighborhoods. Printed at the top: "Put this in the pocket of your automobile for use the next time you are pleasure driving."

Date: 
1920

Groups of carolers traveled around the Country Club District on Christmas Eve. The J. C. Nichols Company furnished the hayracks and teams of carolers. This vantage point faces north towards the Country Club Coffee Shop at the Colonial Shops on 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street.

Date: 
December 24th 1921

Smoke clouds arising from Lyle Rock Company quarry, located at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Date: 
1922

Photograph of the first graduating class of Visitation Church posed with Father Thomas McDonald.

Date: 
1924

An aerial view of the Country Club Plaza in 1925, looking north-northwest near Brookside Boulevard and 51st Street.

Date: 
1925

Photograph with caption, "looking northeast along Wyandotte Street across 52nd Street showing proposed widening for the Main Street extension." Several homes, a woman, and a child riding a tricycle on the sidewalk are shown.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "The Main Street hump north of 49th Street is high above the playground of the E. C. White School. The picture shows a proposal to cut 6 feet of elevation of Main Street to a grade of 4.18%. This vantage point faces northwest from the north side of 49th Street between Main Street and Walnut Street.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "proposed extension of Brookside Boulevard north to connect with Main at 41st Street." At the time, Brookside Boulevard was to be extended north until 41st Street were it would meet with Main Street. The Country Club Car Line, Ponce de Leon Hotel, 47th Street, St. Luke's Hospital, Park Lane Hotel, and Plaza Shops are pictured looking north.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "Brush Creek Boulevard and Country Club Plaza [looking west] from roof of Sophian Plaza." The annotations on the photogaph label streets and show proposed road improvements.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "The former brickyard and rock quarry south of Brush Creek and west of Main Street." This vantage point faces south from near the intersection of Wyandotte Street and Ward Parkway and shows annotations labeling Brush Creek and street intersections.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "looking south from Brush Creek Boulevard [presently Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard] the proposed trafficway, on park lands, to widened East 48th Street." This vantage point faces south-southeast from just south of Brush Creek Boulevard near its intersection with the Country Club Car Line.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "looking southwest from the roof of Sophian Plaza" at the northwest corner of Warwick Boulevard and Brush Creek Boulevard (presently Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard). The Country Club Car Line and E.C. White School (center background) are pictured.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "The old brickyard and quarry west of Main Street and south of Brush Creek." This vantage point faces south on Baltimore just north of its intersection with Ward Parkway. The photograph's annotations label street intersections and show proposed road improvements.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "where Brookside Boulevard Extension would come northwest to 47th Street through Park Land." This vantage point faces south from just south of the intersection of Main Sreet and 47th Street.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "Where the roadway would enter Wyandotte Street at 51st." This vantage point faces northeast from near the intesection of Wyandotte and 51st. The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements.

Date: 
1926

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