James M. Greenwood Memorial Chair

James M Greenwood  Memorial Chair
James M Greenwood  Memorial Chair Alternate View
James M Greenwood  Memorial Chair detail
James M Greenwood  Memorial Chair detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17153
Building: 
Current Location: 
Near elevators
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This memorial chair is carved from a single block of Colorado white Yule marble and is dedicated to James M. Greenwood.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
30 inches
Width: 
30 inches
Height: 
52 inches
Description: 

This chair was dedicated to James M. Greenwood (1836-1914) by his wife. The original Kansas City Public Library building was constructed under Greenwood's direction and he was committed to making its services available to the public for the rest of his life. He served on the Kansas City Public School board as a superintendent for nearly four decades and through his progressive programs and vision became highly regarded in both educational spheres. Engraved in the back of the chair reads "A memorial to James M. Greenwood / Educator of Missouri / Superintendent of Public Schools of Kansas City 1874-1913". The massive white marble and reserved ornament of the chair conveys the sense of honor and distinction to this lifelong contributor to the Kansas City community's educational institutions.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes