The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City

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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.

Pamphlet with information concerning Kansas City's Municipal Airport, Richards Field. The document provides the airport's specifications including: class, position, description, obstructions, lighting, accommodations, communication and signal, equipment, meteorological data, and other facts and figures.

Aerial view of Kansas City's Municipal Airport with the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

Leaflet with a cartoon advocating for airport bonds in Kansas City.

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.

Photograph of the entrance to Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Shelter House from just east of the Swope Parkway entrance to Swope Park.

Photograph of the "9th Street Incline" cable car bridge. This vantage point faces west-northwest towards the West Bottoms and downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the far background.

Looking north along Baltimore Avenue, 9th to 11th Streets, with the New York Life Building in the center.

Letter from James A. Reed to A. W. Thurman discussing a meeting with Senator Francis Wilson who was planning to run for governor.

Certificate of authority to commence business, issued by the Secretary of State of Missouri Dwight H. Brown and given to City Beverage Company. Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. was a partner of City Beverage Company and provided Kansas City with Anheuser-Busch products.

Photograph portrait of Bryce B. Smith. mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1939.

Photograph of George E. Kessler, landscape architect and city planner.