{Throwback Thursday} When August Meyer was appointed to the Park Board in 1892 he lived in the northeast section of Kansas City.A new home was constructed for him in 1897 across the street from William Rockhill Nelson at 4400 Warwick. Unfortunately this was located in the town of Westport, when Westport was separate from Kansas City.Mr. Meyer’s enemies brought up that he was not living in the city of Kansas City as was one of the rules in working for Kansas City, as it is today. Mr. Meyer would often stay at one of his clubs, like the Kansas City Club, which was located in downtown Kansas City while his family lived at the home in Westport to circumvent the location rule.In 1898, the town of Westport voted to become part of Kansas City. Today, Mr. Meyer’s home on Warwick is used as the main building for the Kansas City Art Institute. #KCParks #KCParks125 #throwbackthursday #TBT | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday} When August Meyer was appointed to the Park Board in 1892 he lived in the northeast section of Kansas City.A new home was constructed for him in 1897 across the street from William Rockhill Nelson at 4400 Warwick. Unfortunately this was located in the town of Westport, when Westport was separate from Kansas City.Mr. Meyer’s enemies brought up that he was not living in the city of Kansas City as was one of the rules in working for Kansas City, as it is today. Mr. Meyer would often stay at one of his clubs, like the Kansas City Club, which was located in downtown Kansas City while his family lived at the home in Westport to circumvent the location rule.In 1898, the town of Westport voted to become part of Kansas City. Today, Mr. Meyer’s home on Warwick is used as the main building for the Kansas City Art Institute. #KCParks #KCParks125 #throwbackthursday #TBT

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