{Throwback Thursday} #TBT #KCParks125This photo from about 1964 is of Clark’s Point in West Terrace Park. The spots on the photo are from water damage to the photo.Clark’s Point was named for Charles Clark, who was a city councilman at the time the honor was bestowed in 1933, not for William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame.Charlie Clark was born in Pennsylvania in 1870 and came to Kansas City when was 16 years old. He worked in a lumber mill for eight years and then became a fireman. During his career in various public offices, including deputy constable, deputy marshal, clerk of the criminal court, Jackson County Assessor, City Assessor, representative in the state legislature, and city councilman for 14 years Charlie was strongly allied with Jim Pendergast, city alderman representative from the West Bottoms and saloon owner, and also Jim’s younger brother, Tom. After his appointment as Justice of the Peace in the West bottoms in 1940, he said, “I began down here as a boy. It’s funny to come back. I was with Jim Pendergast and I was with Tom Pendergast. I didn’t make any bones about being loyal and I’ll never make any bones about my loyalty.” He died of pneumonia in 1944.Clark’s Point was originally located at 7th Street and Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park. When I-35 was built in the mid-1960’s, the original Clark’s Point area was lost when part of the Park was taken away for highway development. The area north of 8th Street around the equivalent of Summit Street in West Terrace Park is known as Clark’s Point today and there is a monument to Mr. Clark located there. #KCParks #ThrowbackThursday | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday} #TBT #KCParks125This photo from about 1964 is of Clark’s Point in West Terrace Park. The spots on the photo are from water damage to the photo.Clark’s Point was named for Charles Clark, who was a city councilman at the time the honor was bestowed in 1933, not for William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame.Charlie Clark was born in Pennsylvania in 1870 and came to Kansas City when was 16 years old. He worked in a lumber mill for eight years and then became a fireman. During his career in various public offices, including deputy constable, deputy marshal, clerk of the criminal court, Jackson County Assessor, City Assessor, representative in the state legislature, and city councilman for 14 years Charlie was strongly allied with Jim Pendergast, city alderman representative from the West Bottoms and saloon owner, and also Jim’s younger brother, Tom. After his appointment as Justice of the Peace in the West bottoms in 1940, he said, “I began down here as a boy. It’s funny to come back. I was with Jim Pendergast and I was with Tom Pendergast. I didn’t make any bones about being loyal and I’ll never make any bones about my loyalty.” He died of pneumonia in 1944.Clark’s Point was originally located at 7th Street and Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park. When I-35 was built in the mid-1960’s, the original Clark’s Point area was lost when part of the Park was taken away for highway development. The area north of 8th Street around the equivalent of Summit Street in West Terrace Park is known as Clark’s Point today and there is a monument to Mr. Clark located there. #KCParks #ThrowbackThursday

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