EDWIN R. CHANDLER (1940-42) #53As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Edwin Romick Chandler (1895 – 1989) was born in Niles, Kansas. His parents, Clarence A. Chandler and Winnie Romick Chandler moved to the Kansas City area where Clarence’s family lived not long after Edwin was born.Edwin’s grandfather Asa Chandler moved to Kansas City in 1878 from Ohio and was a horticulturalist. Asa’s son Clarence A. Chandler attended Kansas State University and graduated in landscape architecture. He worked for George Kessler as an assistant supervisor at the St. Louis World’s Fair. Clarence moved back to Kansas City in 1905 after the Fair. Recommended by George Kessler, he began working with the Kansas City Park Department in 1905 and was the Swope Park Supervisor from 1906-1909 during which a number of improvements to Swope Park were made. Clarence and his family lived in Swope Park during this time in a newly built house designed by Kansas City architect, Louis Curtiss for the Swope Park superintendent. Young Edwin, his brother George and sister Marguerite were able to play in and around the developing Swope Park.In 1909 Clarence Chandler quit the Park Department to go into business with his brother Marshall, also a landscape architect, as the Elmhurst Landscape and Nursery Company. The name was later changed to the Chandler Landscape and Floral Company.Edwin was in the Navy in World War I and in the Naval reserve following the War at Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a degree in Floriculture in 1921. He came back to Kansas City and went into the family floral business as did his brother George.Edwin married Sharon Stoner from Kansas City and they had one son, Scott S. Chandler.Edwin Chandler was appointed to the Kansas City Park Board in 1940, as were John Moore and Howard Peters, the Board responsible to not only deal with issues at hand but also look at the past several years of what had happened with the Park Department, its employees and work done during the 1930s under influence of the Pendergast machine. More on @KCMOParks Facebook page

EDWIN R. CHANDLER (1940-42) #53As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Edwin Romick Chandler (1895 – 1989) was born in Niles, Kansas.  His parents, Clarence A. Chandler and Winnie Romick Chandler moved to the Kansas City area where Clarence’s family lived not long after Edwin was born.Edwin’s grandfather Asa Chandler moved to Kansas City in 1878 from Ohio and was a horticulturalist.  Asa’s son Clarence A. Chandler attended Kansas State University and graduated in landscape architecture.  He worked for George Kessler as an assistant supervisor at the St. Louis World’s Fair.  Clarence moved back to Kansas City in 1905 after the Fair.  Recommended by George Kessler, he began working with the Kansas City Park Department in 1905 and was the Swope Park Supervisor from 1906-1909 during which a number of improvements to Swope Park were made.  Clarence and his family lived in Swope Park during this time in a newly built house designed by Kansas City architect, Louis Curtiss for the Swope Park superintendent.  Young Edwin, his brother George and sister Marguerite were able to play in and around the developing Swope Park.In 1909 Clarence Chandler quit the Park Department to go into business with his brother Marshall, also a landscape architect, as the Elmhurst Landscape and Nursery Company.  The name was later changed to the Chandler Landscape and Floral Company.Edwin was in the Navy in World War I and in the Naval reserve following the War at Great Lakes, Illinois.  He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a degree in Floriculture in 1921.  He came back to Kansas City and went into the family floral business as did his brother George.Edwin married Sharon Stoner from Kansas City and they had one son, Scott S. Chandler.Edwin Chandler was appointed to the Kansas City Park Board in 1940, as were John Moore and Howard Peters, the Board responsible to not only deal with issues at hand but also look at the past several years of what had happened with the Park Department, its employees and work done during the 1930s under influence of the Pendergast machine. More on @KCMOParks Facebook page

EDWIN R. CHANDLER (1940-42) #53As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Edwin Romick Chandler (1895 – 1989) was born in Niles, Kansas.  His parents, Clarence A. Chandler and Winnie Romick Chandler moved to the Kansas City area where Clarence’s family lived not long after Edwin was born.Edwin’s grandfather Asa Chandler moved to Kansas City in 1878 from Ohio and was a horticulturalist.  Asa’s son Clarence A. Chandler attended Kansas State University and graduated in landscape architecture.  He worked for George Kessler as an assistant supervisor at the St. Louis World’s Fair.  Clarence moved back to Kansas City in 1905 after the Fair.  Recommended by George Kessler, he began working with the Kansas City Park Department in 1905 and was the Swope Park Supervisor from 1906-1909 during which a number of improvements to Swope Park were made.  Clarence and his family lived in Swope Park during this time in a newly built house designed by Kansas City architect, Louis Curtiss for the Swope Park superintendent.  Young Edwin, his brother George and sister Marguerite were able to play in and around the developing Swope Park.In 1909 Clarence Chandler quit the Park Department to go into business with his brother Marshall, also a landscape architect, as the Elmhurst Landscape and Nursery Company.  The name was later changed to the Chandler Landscape and Floral Company.Edwin was in the Navy in World War I and in the Naval reserve following the War at Great Lakes, Illinois.  He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a degree in Floriculture in 1921.  He came back to Kansas City and went into the family floral business as did his brother George.Edwin married Sharon Stoner from Kansas City and they had one son, Scott S. Chandler.Edwin Chandler was appointed to the Kansas City Park Board in 1940, as were John Moore and Howard Peters, the Board responsible to not only deal with issues at hand but also look at the past several years of what had happened with the Park Department, its employees and work done during the 1930s under influence of the Pendergast machine. More on @KCMOParks Facebook page
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