Hyde Park in Kansas City, Missouri 2013

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Every morning I have the good fortune to walk my dog Rocky through Hyde Park.  Hyde Park stretches from Linwood to Brush Creek and Gillham road to Troost.  Within that radius there are three parks including Gillham Park where you can watch baseball and softball games, rugby and even kickball games depending on the season.  The Pilgram Chapel at 38th and Gillham is a public chapel open to people of all faiths.  

The Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain at 39th street and Locust which was installed in the 1960's when the Kansas City area awarded more Eagle Scout Badges than any other council in the country.  And of course the beautiful 100 year old homes.

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Hyde Park 2In the heart of Hyde Park is Janssen Place.  Eighteen mansions with carriage houses all built at the turn of the century.   Janssen Place was once referred to as "lumberman's Row" because of the large number of lumber tycoons that resided there.  In the 1950's many of the homes on Janssen were turned into apartments and some had as many as twelve apartment dwellings inside.  Since then all of the homes have been refurbished to their original beauty.  Facing onto 36th Street is the Neo-Classic Revival-style main entrance gateway that was erected in 1897 constructed of Arkansas limestone and recently restored.

Running east and west through Hyde Park is Armour Boulevard.  Once the home of many beautiful highrise apartment buildings and hotels including the Bellerive Hotel at 214 Armour Boulevard which was once the largest luxury apartment hotel in Kansas City.  Recently many of the apartment buildings and hotels have been renovated by MAC Properties bringing new life to Armour Boulevard.  The average age moving back into the apartment buildings is 25-30 year old people so there is a new energy back in the neighborhood.

Spring is just around the corner and if you're looking for a great afternoon walk be sure to remember Hyde Park, where you're 5 minutes to downtown Kansas City or 5 minutes to theCountry Club Plaza!

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Jimmy Faulkner
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This sounds like a terrific community where living seems to be very good. I love the idea of having 3 ball fields in the area. 100 year old homes are very nostalgic & if yu have that many eagle scouts then it has to be some great community.

Apr 07, 2013 10:12 AM #1
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Apr 07, 2013 10:31 AM #2
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Hi Mickey! It's great to see you on Active Rain finally! Gosh, it must be more than a year since we talked about you starting a blog! Nice post about Hyde Park in Kansas City!

Apr 07, 2013 06:45 PM #3
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This is an excellent localism post and it's the kind of post that will serve you well here on Active Rain. Welcome to Active Rain.  I would like to invite you to join the group Ask and Ambassador.  AR Ambassadors are AR volunteers that assist you in making the best of your Active Rain experience.  If you have any questions about how to navigate the AR platform, you can post the question in the AAA Group.

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Apr 12, 2013 12:27 AM #5
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Hi Mickey,

What a great first post. The neighborhood sounds lovely. We lived in a Historic District in Phoenix AZ of all places and loved it. Nice photos

Apr 12, 2013 01:18 AM #6
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Welcome to AR! Go to ARU and take some classes. Get some links and calls to action in your post and your signature. Drink that "Google Juice" don't just wade in it.

Apr 12, 2013 04:30 AM #7
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Hi Mickey, Connie Harvey, featured your post in hers about newbie. Welcome to Active Rain!

Apr 13, 2013 12:54 AM #8
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Mickey, It feels like I know Hyde Park just from reading your post. Welcome to ActiveRain. Keep blogging and let it rain!

 

Apr 13, 2013 01:02 AM #9
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Hi Mickey and welcome to ActiveRain.  I am familiar with KC Kansas and the Plaza.... what a gorgeous area.  Loved learning about Hyde Park. 

Apr 13, 2013 06:16 AM #10
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Hi Mickey.   I am featuring this post in my weekly "This Week's Favorite Newbie First Posts."

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Hi Mickey, I found your post thanks to Connie Harvey's shout out on her blog.  Welcome!  This is a great place!

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Thanks for your support!  Glad to be a member.

Apr 16, 2013 04:30 AM #13
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Thank you Charita for making me a favorite newbie!

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