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Nichols was prominent in Kansas City civic life, being involved in the creation of the Liberty Memorial . Worley, William S. (1993). Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press.
Nichols was prominent in Kansas City civic life, being involved in the creation of the Liberty Memorial, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, MRIGlobal, as well as the development of Kansas City University, now the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Nichols served in leadership positions of local and national real estate and planning organizations.
In telling how Nichols shaped Kansas City, Worley has . This book gives a few pointers: 1. By using deed restrictions to freeze his neighborhoods in place, Nichols ensured that his neighborhoods continued to be wealthy over time.
In telling how Nichols shaped Kansas City, Worley has made an important contribution to the history of American real estate. -Journal of the West. By contrast, before him, Kansas City's proto-sprawl ensured that the center of the city's upper-class population moved a little further south every decade. In 1900, that "social center" was in an area that is now very much part of the central business district. By 1915, it had moved 20 blocks south to the Hyde Park neighborhood.
3. Nichols is of course most famous for Country Club Plaza, a shopping center that has become Kansas City's satellite intown downtown.
Born and reared on the outskirts of Kansas City in Olathe, Kansas, Jesse Clyde Nichols (1880-1950) was a creative genius in land development. He grew up witnessing the cycles of development and decline characteristics of Kansas City and other American cities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
American Architecture. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 51 No. 1, Ma. 1992 (pp. 106-107) DOI: 1. 307/990655. Find this author on Google Scholar. This is a PDF-only article. The first page of the PDF of this article appears above.
Often synonymous with Kansas City is the beautiful and enchanting Country Club Plaza.
Published by: University of Missouri Press. Often synonymous with Kansas City is the beautiful and enchanting Country Club Plaza. This upscale midtown shopping center and surrounding suburban community-which remain the places to shop and live nearly sixty years after their construction-are a testament to the creative genius of .
The city started as a planned upscale community for the elite by . Nichols laid out plans in 1914 ^ William S. Worley (October 1993). Nichols to be built around the Mission Hills Country Club (Kansas) on the hills above Brush Creek just south of the Shawnee Methodist Mission. Most of the country club's property is in Kansas but its original clubhouse was in Kansas City, Missouri, allowing it to serve liquor, which was prohibited on the Kansas side. Nichols laid out plans in 1914 . William S.
ByWilliam S. Worley · Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1990. xxv + 324 pp. Maps, illustrations, tables, chronology, bibliography, notes, and index. Recommend this journal.
The Nichols Prize, endowed by the family of . . Nichols, honors the legacy of the legendary Kansas City, Missouri, developer. Nichols pioneered the development of sustainable, mass-market residential neighborhoods built for permanence, and automobile-oriented shopping centers. The Country Club District, a model residential community; Country Club Plaza, a 77-year-old shopping center and multiuse development; and numerous well-preserved suburban communities south of downtown Kansas City attest to his enduring legacy in that city.