Meyer Circle Gateway & Memorial Avenue Of Trees

Meyer Circle Gateway & Memorial Avenue Of Trees

LOCATION:
63rd street and Ward Parkway

Artist/Designer: Edward Buehler Delk

Dedicated:
Gateway, November 11, 1930
Flagpole, November 11, 1940

Description:

The Avenue of Trees, planted from Meyer Boulevard to 75th Street, once represented elms as living memorials to the 440 sons and one daughter of Kansas City, Missouri who died in World War I. The Gateway entrance, an architectural feature of stone wall and pillars, consists of four bronze memorial tablets identifying the war dead. Just south of the Gateway is a flagpole marked “Kansas City Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution to honor K.C. heroes, the World War 1914-1918, Dedicated Armistice Day, 1940.

Inscription:

Placed by the Kansas City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. The Kansas City Elizabeth Benton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kansas City Chapter Sons of the Revolution Armistice Day 1930.