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Kansas City Public Library - Kessler's Historic Parks and Boulevards

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Reception: 6:00 PM
Program: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Address: 4801 Main St, Kansas City MO

Born and trained in Germany, landscape architect George Kessler arrived in the Kansas City area in 1881 and soon began work on a valuable and lasting legacy: a system of parks and boulevards that became one of the city’s defining features.

Kurt Culbertson, the chairman and CEO of Design Workshop, traces Kessler's background and how it shaped his vision. His understanding of political and financial support systems for American cities—predating zoning, codes, and planning controls—helped ensure the implementation and success of that vision.

This presentation continues the Making a Great City series, moving its focus to the past, present, and future of Kansas City’s parks and boulevards system and its role in shaping the city. It is co-presented by the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, Roanoke Park Conservancy, and KC Parks.

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