Named for a prominent turn-of-the-century business mogul, the area around Jacob Loose Park is still one of Kansas City’s most beautiful areas largely due to the early planning of developer Jesse Clyde Nichols. Travel back in time and see the area through these views on century-old, hand-colored postcards.
Local historian and postcard collector Michael Bushnell presents a series of postcard tours of Kansas City neighborhoods. Bushnell is publisher of The Northeast News, a weekly community newspaper that serves the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City. He is also the author of Historic Postcards of Old Kansas City.
These talks complement the exhibit Greetings from Kansas City: A Postcard View of a Midwest Metropolis, 1900-1950 , on display at the Central Library through May 31, 2013.