R.R. Osborne Plaza

R.R. Osborne Plaza (HM1BBV)

Location: Olathe, KS 66061 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.031', W 94° 49.169'

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Dedicated to an Olathe Visionary

— November 21, 2003 —

Robert R. Osborne - Olathe banker, businessman, and philanthropist, 1904-2001. His longstanding community leadership and unfailing support for those in need helped shape Olathe and its institutions. The art works in this plaza are intended to honor one of Olathe's greatest citizens and inspire future generations of Olatheans to give back to the community.

"Giving More than You Take"
Arlie Regier and Dave Regier

The massive work in stainless steel addresses the heritage and vision of the City of Olathe. The intricate aligning of thousands of pieces of steel makes reference to the Santa Fe Trail, the railroads, Olathe Medical Center, Kansas School for the Deaf, Mid America Nazarene University, and many other entities that have interplayed to make Olathe what it is today.

"Open Book: The life of R.R. Osborne"
Arlie Regier and Dave Regier

The life of R.R. Osborne, his agrarian beginnings, achievements, and legacy are suggested by the book-shaped work. It reflects the generosity this great man bestowed on Olathe, its institutions and its citizens.

"Reflective Spaces"
Phil Epps and Terry Corbett

With a blue sky, white clouds, and gently rolling fields, the work in tile relates the optimism with which R.R. Osborne approached life - an optimism tempered by overcoming adversity. The setting is an interpretation of the countryside west of Olathe.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe City of Olathe
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 342184 N 4305460
Decimal Degrees38.88385000, -94.81948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.031', W 94° 49.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 1.86" N, 94° 49' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-122 E Santa Fe St, Olathe KS 66061, US
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