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Central Library, Kansas City Public Library

Zone 4 of 6: Second Floor

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In 1874, James M. Greenwood (1837-1914) was appointed Superintendent of Schools and supervisor of the library. The chair weighs 2,100 pounds and is sculpted from a solid block of marble; it was so heavy it was hard to find a place to put it in the library. The empty chair is a “classical memorial motif,” along the lines of the riderless horse.

Greenwood Memorial Chair

Chair, Automotive design, Flooring, Funeral

Library Tour Notes “History Central Library 15 April 2004”