Independence Boulevard

Independence Boulevard (HM17EV)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64124 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.385', W 94° 33.07'

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Independence Avenue was given its name because it extended from the central business district of Kansas City to Independence. In 1893, the Board of Park Commissioners selected a portion of Independence Avenue to become the first boulevard in the Kansas Parks and Boulevards System. Independence Avenue at that time featured some of the finest residences in the city, including those of civic leaders August Meyer and Robert Gilham.

The park board acquired and completed the portion of Independence Avenue between Woodland and Gladstone Avenues in 1895. The portion of roadway between Gladstone Avenue and Benton Boulevard was acquired in 1896, and the portion between Woodland and Dykington Avenues was acquired in 1897. Both sections were finished in 1899. When completed, Independence Boulevard totaled 0.96 miles from Woodland Avenue to Benton Boulevard.

By 1914 many of the largest residences originally lining Independence Boulevard had disappeared. The boulevard had begun to resemble its current character, a commercial thoroughfare carrying heavier traffic than the other boulevards in the parks and boulevards system.
HM NumberHM17EV
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 365879 N 4329731
Decimal Degrees39.10641667, -94.55116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.385', W 94° 33.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 23.10" N, 94° 33' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2648-2698 E Independence Ave, Kansas City MO 64124, US
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