Monday, September 07, 2020

Celebrate Swedes Who Built Kansas City

Posted if only to stop the local Irish from swagger-jacking all of the credit for all things from the Kansas City old school . . . Read more:

curiousKC | The Swedish Brothers who Helped Settle the Heartland

Before the Property Brothers, there were the Belinder Brothers. Sometime between 1874 and 1876, Frank Alexander Johnson and Andrew Gustaf Johnson left Sweden for the United States to make it big in real estate.The two brothers changed their name to Belinder, after their beloved Swedish elementary school, and became influential real estate developers in Kansas City.


Silvestor orgalthorp said...

I thought we weren’t allowed to celebrate any white guys?
Isn’t the whole point of black lives matter to highlight the contributions of drug addicts and rapists who happen to be wanted by the police?

Anonymous said...

neat snippet of history. thank you, tkc.

Anonymous said...

slightly tangential observation: belinder school was and is a nice, small public school in kansas.

Argh said...

Nice article. I thought blacks built our society.

Anonymous said...

This article is going to create a flood of people changing their last names to P.S. 105.