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Charlie Parker Memorial – Bird Lives

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    Location

    E 18th St & Vine St Kansas City, MO 64108

    Park:

    1. John Buck O'Neil Way

    Artist/Designer: Robert Graham
    Dedicated: March 1999

    Description:
    Large face of Charlie Parker.  Green patina on face.  Trapezoidal base with brown patina.  “Bird Lives” inscription on base.  The face was not cast but was pieced together in a grid-like pattern.

    Inscription:

    Charlie “Bird” Parker Plaza

    Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II

    Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners:  Ollie W. Gates, President; Sheila Kemper Dietrich, Commissioner; Anne Garney, Commissioner; Terry R. Dopson, Director

    City Council:  Ed Ford, Teresa Loar, Jim Glover, Paul Danaher, Ronald E. Finley, Mary Williams-Neal, Evert Asjes III, Aggie Stackhaus, Ken Bacchus, Kelvin Simmons, George D. Blackwood, Judy Swope.

    Robert Graham, Sculptor

    In loving memory of Blanche Jones and Doris Jones-Stein.  Given by the Jules and Doris Stein Foundation, the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation, and Tony and Marti Oppenheimer.

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