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Jacob L. Loose Memorial

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    W. 51st St. & Wornall Road

    Park:

    1. Loose Park

    Artist/Designer: Rudolf Evans

    Dates: Dedicated September 26, 1941

    Description:

    Jacob Loose,standing on a polished granite base, is a larger than life size bronze male figure. The founder of Loose-Wiles Biscuit company, forerunner of Sunshine Biscuits, is wearing a morning coat with an overcoat and extends his left foot out and his left arm is bent with the hand behind his back. Mrs. Loose purchased and donated 75 acres of the old Country Club Golf Course in 1927 for a park in memory of her philanthropic husband. In 1941, she presented the City with this statue that is at the entrance to Loose Park at 51st and Wornall Road.

    Inscription:

    Jacob L. Loose –┬áPresented to Kansas City By Ella Clark Loose In Cherished Memory of her husband 1941

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