George Kessler used his vision and skill to transform early Kansas City from an eyesore to a model for the City Beautiful Movement. Before Kessler arrived here in the 1880s, the city’s west bluffs were a slum, Hyde Park was a shanty town, and Penn Valley Park was known as Vinegar Hill. His distinctive park and boulevard system brought beauty and a civilized appearance to our town.
Kessler, George E.
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Studio portrait of George E. Kessler. Kessler was instrumental in developing Kansas City's unique park and boulevard system.
Photograph of George E. Kessler, landscape architect and city planner.