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Christmas on the Plaza

Wider exterior view of Country Club Plaza, at night and during Christmas time, buildings covered in lights with snow on the ground. This picture was taken looking west from atop Chandler's Flower Shop, just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and 47th Street.

Christmas on the Plaza

This picture was taken looking east-northeast at the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.

Christmas on the Country Club Plaza

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road). This picture was taken before the construction of the Plaza Time Building.

Christmas on the Country Club Plaza

This picture was taken looking southwest at the future site of the Plaza Time Building.

Christmas on the Country Club Plaza

This picture was taken looking northeast just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street. Christmas decorations are shown on the streets of the Country Club Plaza.

Christmas decorations in front of the J. C. Nichols Company Building

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.

Christmas decorations in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater

A Christmas tree, adorned with lights, in the triangular park in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater with Walt Disney's "Fun and Fancy Free" on the theater marquee. This picture of was taken looking west-southwest on the south side of 47th Street just east of Wyandotte Street.

Christmas Carolers

Groups of carolers traveled around the Country Club District on Christmas Eve. The J. C. Nichols Company furnished the hayracks and teams of carolers. This vantage point faces north towards the Country Club Coffee Shop at the Colonial Shops on 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street.

Children and the Easter Bunny at the Crestwood Shopping Center

Small group of children standing near an Easter bunny statue at Crestwood Shops in 1923. This vantage point faces south-southwest on 55th Street towards a coffee shop at 311 East 55th Street in the background.

Charles W. Armour

Portrait of Charles W. Armour who in 1899 bought eighty acres land between Wornall Road and State Line Road and from about 65th Street south to about 67th Street.

Chandler's Flower Shop at 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway

This picture of Chandler's Flower Shop was taken looking southwest at the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (now J C Nichols Parkway).

Chandler's Flower Shop

Interior of Chandler's Flower Shop facing north, a man and woman are browsing the store's floral arrangements. The building pictured was once located at the southwestern corner of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (now Baltimore Avenue).