Jesse Clyde Nichols

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Jesse Clyde Nichols (August 23, 1880 - February 16, 1950), better known as J. C. Nichols, was a prominent developer of commercial and residential real estate in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. His developments included the Country Club Plaza, one of the first suburban shopping centers in the United States, as well as the towns of Mission Hills, Kansas and Prairie Village, Kansas. He was also prominent in Kansas City civic life, being involved in the creation of the Liberty Memorial, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Midwest Research Institute. The Urban Land Institute's J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development[1] (http://www.nicholsprize.org) is named for him.

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