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...Becomes Part of the Boulevards System.
The actual appearance of the Parkway is more the result of Sid & Herbert Hares' design efforts than those of any of the other participants.
Sid & Herbert Hare.
By contrast with Nichols, Kessler, and the Ward family, the Hares are the least well known participants in the Ward Parkway development process, but almost certainly among the most important. Kessler turned over most his local business to Sid Hare in 1910. That same year the elder Hare formed a partnership with his son, Herbert, just graduated from Harvard University with a degree in landscape architecture. Together, the Hares directed the actual landscaping of Ward Parkway both under contract with the Parks Board and for numerous private homeowners along its route. As a result, the actual appearance of the Parkway is more the result of Sid and Herbert Hares' design efforts than those of any of the other participants. Nonetheless, the attractiveness would not have been possible without cooperation from all those named as well as the Parks Board itself.
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