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Country Club Plaza, Kansas City: 26 reviews and 47 photos

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The whole 12+ block and 55 acre complex was developed by J.C. Nichols to try and replicate the lovely and ornate feeling of Europe. They traveled extensively in Europe and brought back many treasures as well as setting the stage to build a retail shopping complex in the 1922 that would not be rivaled in the US. He tried to follow the structures and architecture of Seville. It worked, and this is one of the more popular spots for visitors to come to shop, eat and enjoy the numerous Old World style buildings, with even tiles, statues, fountains and much color. It mostly seems to have a Spanish style motif, but a number of sculptures are Italian designed and made. Craftsmen were imported from Europe to do much of the intricate work on the buildings and art here. The main architect was Edward Delk, who planned this in 1922 after mostly trips to Spain and Mexico for the vision of stucco building and tile motifs.

Directions: around 47th St in midtown
Phone: +1 816-753-0100
Website: http://www.countryclubplaza.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 19, 2009
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