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Commerce Bank donates land to Monnett Battle of Westport Fund.
National Register of Historic Places designation for Byram’s Ford Historic District.
Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (present-day American Battlefield Trust) raise $42,600 to acquire site of National Register property.
Monnett Battle of Wesport Fund and City of Kansas City Historic Preservation Department sponsor cultural resources study by Grey and Pape, providing for 10 view sheds.
In April, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund transfers land with restrictive covenants to City Parks Department as Big Blue Battlefield.
Archaeological survey study of lot 6 by Marmor for Corps of Engineers.
Monnett Battle of Westport Fund transfers lot 6 to City Parks with restrictive covenant for use as battlefield park open to public use and continuing consultation with Fund.
In February, interpretive and development plan for Byram’s Ford Big Blue Battlefield, presented to KC Parks Board.
Monnett Battle of Westport Fund’s Interpretive Plan incorporated into Blue River Greenway Master Plan Study, prepared for U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Kansas City MO Public Works, remove buildings, incorporate with trails and restore historic vegetation.
In October, KC Parks Board approves Fund’s Saving Kansas City’s Battlefield Initiative.
In December, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and KC Parks obtains Federal grant for $498,000 with a 90% match and City Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) grant for $150,00 to acquire DuPont warehouse.
Bloody Hill walking trail plan for KC Parks, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund requests PIAC funding .
In May, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund writes new Partnering Agreement with Corps of Engineers, City Waterways Division, City Parks Department and Byram’s Ford Industrial Park; lands transferred from City Waterways to City Parks for inclusion in Big Blue Battlefield Park.
In December, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund purchased 5951 Manchester property for $250,000 with $25,000 donation by seller, $75,000 donation by Kemper Foundation and loan of $150,000.
In May, City Parks Board with input from Monnett Battle of Westport Fund adopts the Master plan for the Big Blue Battlefield.
In July, Kansas City Land Bank donates 5001 E 59th St property to Monnett Battle of Westport Fund; Fund engages salvager to remove contents and warehouse structure on a non-cash basis.
In August, City of Kansas City adopts Swope Area Plan, calling for implementation and assistance for completion of Saving Kansas City’s Battlefield/City Parks Master Plan, p. 77.
In January, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund meets with Kansas City Land Bank and obtains agreement for donation of 5025 E. 59th St.
In April, Land Bank sells 5025 E. 59th St to another party because of City Parks Department objection to donation to Fund.
Fund received donation of 5820 Colorado property from Fund chairman.
In October, Monnett Battle of Westport Fund received estimate for $124,000 to complete demolition of the former warehouse site at 5001 E. 59th St.
Monnett Battle of Westport Fund donates 5820 Colorado to City of Kansas City for demolition of structure on property.
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