Real estate development

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Plat map illustrating available lots for development in the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The subdivision, between 55th Street on the north and Johnson Drive (then Main Street) on the south, was located west of Turkey Creek and developed by Richard W. Hocker. The map illustrates the route of the Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka Electric Railroad running largely east to west through the development, roughly parallel to Hocker Avenue.

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Photographs

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. The white spot at left center is a signboard on Johnson Drive announcing 'Fairway--homesites for $20.00 per front foot." Fairway was opened early in 1938. --Photo Courtesy of J. C. Nichols Company."

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Pamphlets

Copy of the cover of a pamphlet advertising the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The subdivision was between roughly 55th Street and Johnson Drive, west of Turkey Creek. The subdivision was served by the Kansas City and Olathe Line, an interurban railway line. Both the subdivision and rail line were developed by Richard W. Hocker.

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Photographs

Illustrated photograph from a pamphlet advertising real estate in the Hocker Grove subdivision of Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The two houses feature stone foundations, and a car is parked in the driveway of the house in the foreground. A small well stands to the right of the image. The image caption reads "The two beautiful and artistic homes adjoining Hocker Grove at Knox Avenue and Hocker Avenue, showing the interior beauty and home comforts of the one and hte exterior domestic use of the other."

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