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Description: Postcard of the Paseo looking North toward 12th Street
Location: SC58
Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Historical Article: August R. Meyer, a nature enthusiasts with a fortune made in mining and smelting before coming to Kansas City, was president of the park board from 1892 to 1901. One of his ambitions was construction of a grand boulevard equal to the Paseo in Mexico City.In 1898 work began on Kansas City's Paseo from Ninth to Seventeenth street. When it was complete visiting dignitaries, including Theodore Roosevelt, were shown its beauties by open, horse-drawn hansoms, riding by sunken gardens, fountains and vine-covered pergolas.The postcard shows the view looking north toward Twelfth street about 1910. The fact it was printed in Germany may account for identification of the city simply as Kansas.Kansas City TimesMay 18, 1968
Barcode: 20000015
Item Type: Postcard


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