Nelson, William Rockhill

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Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard looking west towards the intersection of 45th Street and Rockhill Road. Pictured in the left background in Oak Hall, the estate of William Rockhill Nelson, once located south of 45th Street between Oak Street and Rockhill Road.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Portrait of William Rockhill Nelson, no date. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Author: 
Janice Lee

William Rockhill Nelson and Mary McAfee Atkins never met, but they shared an important dream: a fine art gallery for Kansas City. Decades after their deaths, the trust funds from their estates combined to create a museum so magnificent that it surely would have pleased them both.

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