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Public art revisited

Dan

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I live in one of the J.C. Nichols-developed suburbs of Kansas City. One feature that's common to the J.C. Nichols 'burbs is an impressive amount of classical public art. There's imported statues at many intersections of local and collector streets in Roeland Park, Fairway, Mission Hills and Prairie Village.

This one is about a mile from my house. Despite its location smack in the heartland of the United States, I think this statue has a bit of a South Philly edge to it. What do you think?
 

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I think it belongs in the "Unintentional Porn" section of Maxim. You outta send it in.
 

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Is that Rosanne?

To change the topic some, it does look like a very nice neighborhood. What is the price range on homes around there?
 

Dan

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Michael Stumpf said:
To change the topic some, it does look like a very nice neighborhood. What is the price range on homes around there?
[ot]Houses in Prairie Village range from little 2/1 doll houses to opulent 1970s era tract mansions, but the majority seem to be large-ish 4/2 ranches built from the late 1950s through the 1960s. Houses in PV tend to run a 10% to 25 premium over others in the KC area; you can get into the city for $100K, but for something liveable by today's standards (3 befroom, 1.5 bath, maybe 1,400 square feet) you're looking at about $150K minimum.[/ot]
 

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Re: Re: Public art revisited

Tranplanner said:


Nah - Mike D and is Krew aren't sitting around it gettin' high...
C'mon I live in Northwest Philly, get it right....South Philly's all the mobsters.
 

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Dan said:
What do you think?
I like the "We'll call the police" sign right in back of the statue's head.

I'm kind of a sucker for classical public art especially since I've seen so much of the opposite for the past decade (see picture below). It's rare to see that kind of public embellishment in the suburbs where the lifestyle is much more private.

Do the locals take pride in the statues or do they think they're tacky impediments to driving that invite graffitti?
 

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150K? God, I doubt that would get you a mobile home here in the "affordable" part of the Greater Bay Area.
God, I'm glad I was pushed to buy my townhouse 6 years ago. My neighbor is pricing his at $229K
 
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