Group of men and women celebrating at the 1936 Country Club Plaza Fiesta. Among those pictured are Ike Smith, manager of Park Lane Hotel; William. J. Crawford; Edward Tanner; Lucy Drage; Katherine Page; Mary McGavran; Charlotte Crane; and Hazel B. Clough.
Children playing at a playground located at the then undeveloped lots at the northeast corner of Rockhill Road and Oak Street.
John Walker, Eleanor Nichols, and her husband Earl W. Allen at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.
The Wornall Homestead Homes Association Annual Dinner on March 15, 1938.
Home of Jackson County Democratic Party boss, Thomas J. Pendergast, at 5650 Ward Parkway, built by the J. C. Nichols Company. This vantage point faces west on Ward Parkway, just north of 57th Street.
Northwest view from the southeast corner of U.S. Route 50 (now Shawnee Mission Parkway) and Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue), showing a gas station.
Male mariachi band members with assorted female guests at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.
Wide view of Oak Meyer Gardens housing development. This vantage point faces northwest from 69th Street and Holmes Road. Cherry Street north of 69th Street is pictured in foreground; the steeple of Sixth Church of Christ Scientist and Southwest High School on Wornall Road is pictured in the right far background.
Wide view of the then-newest member of Country Club District, Fairway. The name was chosen because of the development's proximity to three golf courses. This vantage point faces northeast towards State Park Road between Canterbury Road and Falmouth Road from near the northern limits of the Kansas City Country Club.
Around the corner view of a neighborhood found in the then-new Fairway housing development. The name was chosen because of the development's proximity to three golf courses. This vantage point faces south down Fairway Road from the intersection of U.S. Route 50 (now Shawnee Mission Parkway) and Fairway Road.
J. C. Nichols inspires his sales force at one of his company's morning meetings.
Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.
A Christmas tree, adorned with lights, in the triangular park in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater with Walt Disney's "Fun and Fancy Free" on the theater marquee. This picture of was taken looking west-southwest on the south side of 47th Street just east of Wyandotte Street.
Motorized snowplows are called into action to clear the sidewalks of J. C. Nichols Companies homes in the Oak Meyer Gardens subdivision. This vantage point faces west on 65th Street just west of Cherry Street. Southwest High School at Wornall Road and 65th Street can be seen in the far background.
A young boy with his bike and dog photographed in front of a Slow - Children street sign erected by the Westwood Homes Association at Westwood Road and Mercier. This vantage point faces north-northwest at the intersection of Mercier Street and Westwood Road.
Letter from Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols. Truman states that it would not be prudent for the federal government to interfere with Kansas City labor issues. Instead, he suggests contacting the Director of Police in Kansas City.
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. After citing causes of this, Nichols provides examples of consumer weariness in Kansas City and offers ways to combat it.
Letter from Jeanette Lee to J. C. Nichols in which she updates him on personal matters and assures him that she is not fazed by Kansas City's recent lack of significant growth. She believes that the same sentiment of consumer weariness resides throughout the United States and the developed world at large.
Speech made by J. C. Nichols in Washington, D.C. in June, 1924. Nichols discusses how community features such as neighborhood activities, golf courses, and festive decorations add distinction and consumer appeal to fledgling subdivisions.
Manuscript by J. C. Nichols for publication in the J. C. Nichols Edition of the "National Real Estate Journal," February 1939. Nichols discussing the difficulties in extending or perpetuating property restrictions in an effort to retain property value. Nichols also details some of these restrictions, particularly as to architectural regularity.