Kansas City, Missouri: Big Green Head of Charlie Parker

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Address:
E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Directions:
Downtown. I-70 exit 3A. Drive south on The Paseo for a quarter-mile. You'll see the big green head on the left, next to a red brick building, at the corner of E. 17th Terrace.
Admission:
Free
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Big Green Head of Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker was a famous saxophonist, founder of bebop, and junkie. When he died in 1955 his hometown of Kansas City paid no attention, but 40 years later it paid tribute with a big green Charlie Parker head.

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Charlie Parker Statue

Kansas City honors this jazz great with a large bust at 17th and Paseo. Stop by to see him: you'll only be a block away from the Negro League Baseball Museum and the Jazz Museum.

We decided to test him for Covid-19 while there.

[Kurt Killen, 03/09/2021]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Negro Leagues Baseball MuseumNegro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
Mini-Baseball Diamond and MuralMini-Baseball Diamond and Mural, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
The Workhouse CastleThe Workhouse Castle, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
In the region:
All-Electric Model House, Overland Park, KS - 10 mi.

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