Nichols, Jesse Clyde (J.C.)

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Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Legal document that details the housing and property restrictions imposed upon sections of Blocks 27 through 30 in Mission Hills, Kansas. Some benign restrictions stipulate acceptable architectural features and minimum residence cost and ground frontage. However, other stipulations specifically state, "None of the lots hereby restricted may be conveyed to, used, owned, nor occupied by negroes as owners or tenants."

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Legal document that details the housing and property restrictions imposed upon certain lots in Blocks 5, 7, and 8 in the Oak-Meyer Gardens subdivision in Kansas City, Missouri. Some benign restrictions stipulate acceptable architectural features and minimum residence cost and ground frontage. However, other stipulations specifically state, "None of the lots hereby restricted may be conveyed to, used, owned, nor occupied by negroes as owners or tenants."

Genre: 
Correspondence

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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Miss Reta Walters accusing Harry Truman of being in league with Tom Pendergast and providing evidence to support her claim. She also notes prominent Kansas Citians who advocated for clemency for Pendergast after his conviction of tax evasion. Documents also address Pendergast's involvement in the liquor distilling and distribution business.

Genre: 
Manuscripts

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.

Genre: 
Manuscripts

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.

Genre: 
Photographs

The Kansas City Welcoming Committee to Secretary Patrick J. Hurley and party under the auspices of Missouri River Navigation Association. Mr. Nichols can be seen in the back row, fourth from the left.

Genre: 
Photographs

Publicity photograph and signature of J. C. Nichols in 1935.

Genre: 
Photographs

This picture of the J. C. Nichols Company building was taken looking northeast on the north side of Ward Parkway just west of Central Street.

Genre: 
Photographs

Most any morning about 8:30 found Mr. J. C. Nichols entering the office at 310 Ward Parkway. Iron grillwork originally on the main doors was removed because doors were too heavy to be pushed open easily. This vantage point faces north on Ward Parkway between Central Street and Broadway Boulevard.

Genre: 
Photographs

This picture of the Plaza Dog Mart was taken looking west-northwest from atop the J. C. Nichols Company Building. Country Club Plaza merchants sponsored a dog mart where people interested in buying a dog could see and inspect many breeds of dog. This dog mart was located at the future site of the Plaza Medical Building.

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