Local media is openly hostile to this local bit of Kansas City history despite the great many JOBS the embattled entertainment district provides.
Nevertheless . . . Check cowtown progressives dwelling on the misdeeds of a long dead real estate developer . . . Which is slightly less courageous than calling out anybody who is currently in power.
Check-it . . .
"Nichols’ complicated legacy of racist real estate practices has resulted in the renaming of the fountain and parkway that bore his name. Despite this history, Nichols’ initial vision for the Plaza remains, as many see it as a tourist destination or a place to celebrate family events."
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This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. The Country Club Plaza celebrated its 100th anniversary last month, and wrapped up in that milestone are 100 years of architecture, festivities, and even weird history.