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Steve Rose

Steve Rose: J.C. Nichols’ name belongs on Kansas City’s iconic fountain

The experience of my parents, who are both Jewish, suggested that J.C. Nichols’ heart was not as cold as the deed restrictions that kept many racial and religious minorities from buying his houses. When one considers the entire life and accomplishments of Nichols, as well as the era when he worked as a developer, it’s clear that the name of this visionary should remain on Kansas City’s iconic fountain.

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