Real estate developer’s mixed legacy

UBC architecture professor Sara Stevens was interviewed on NPR affiliate KCUR in Kansas City about real estate developer J.C. Nichols and his contentious legacy. Nichols gave Kansas City its first shopping centre but he also encouraged racial segregation through his use of racially restrictive clauses in deeds to the thousands of home lots he sold on the city’s southwest side.

A podcast of the 23-minute interview is available here.