Fred Harvey Spotlights Linwood Blvd

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By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
Northeast News
May 28, 2014

This Phost-tint Postcard shows Linwood Boulevard looking East from Euclid Avenue.

The stately, colonnaded Los Angeles Apartments stand next to another luxury apartment building with terraced balconies. Sadly, neither of the buildings exist today, victims of the wrecking ball many years ago. The Bruce R. Watkins (BRW) Freeway is on the site today.

Linwood Boulevard derives its name from a grove of Linden trees that once stood near the old, one-room county school number six near what is presently Linwood and Woodland as early as 1884. As the Boulevard system grew in the late 1800’s, Linwood Lane, a meandering dirt road that ran east, west as far as roughly Holmes, was paved and added to the city’s burgeoning Boulevard system.

The description on the back of the card reads: “The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri is surpassed by no other in the United States and few equal it. The first work was done1897-1894 and since the system has grown from nothing to nineteen separate parks and thirty separate boulevards, all connected in such a way as to constitute the longest continuous set of boulevards in America, over fifty miles in length. Linwood Boulevard is part of that system.”

This Fred Harvey Postcard was mailed to M. E. Porter of Elizabeth, West Virginia on May 16, 1916. The personal message reads: “In Oklahoma today. Will get to Texas tonight. W. A. Porter.”

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