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R.R. Osborne Plaza

Dedicated to an Olathe Visionary

 

—November 21, 2003 —

 
R.R. Osborne Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
1. R.R. Osborne Plaza Marker
Inscription.

Robert R. Osborne - Olathe banker, businessman, and philanthropist, 1904-2001. His longstanding community leadership and unfailing support for those in need helped shape Olathe and its institutions. The art works in this plaza are intended to honor one of Olathe's greatest citizens and inspire future generations of Olatheans to give back to the community.

"Giving More than You Take"
Arlie Regier and Dave Regier

The massive work in stainless steel addresses the heritage and vision of the City of Olathe. The intricate aligning of thousands of pieces of steel makes reference to the Santa Fe Trail, the railroads, Olathe Medical Center, Kansas School for the Deaf, Mid America Nazarene University, and many other entities that have interplayed to make Olathe what it is today.

"Open Book: The life of R.R. Osborne"
Arlie Regier and Dave Regier

The life of R.R. Osborne, his agrarian beginnings, achievements, and legacy are suggested by the book-shaped work. It reflects the generosity this great man bestowed on Olathe, its institutions and its citizens.

"Reflective Spaces"
Phil Epps and Terry Corbett

With a blue sky, white clouds, and gently rolling fields, the work in tile relates the optimism with which R.R. Osborne approached life - an optimism tempered
R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
2. R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" (front)
by overcoming adversity. The setting is an interpretation of the countryside west of Olathe.

 
Erected 2003 by the City of Olathe.
 
Location. 38° 53.031′ N, 94° 49.169′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west on Santa Fe Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Santa Fe Drive, Olathe KS 66061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home For Christmas (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Time Capsule (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe Trail (about 600 feet away); Children of the Trails (about 700 feet away); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Makes a Whistle-stop in Olathe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olathe World War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Olathe Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elvira Beckwith (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Olathe.
 
Also see . . .  Robert R. Osborne at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on October 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
3. R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" Detail
Symbolic of the Santa Fe Trail
R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
4. R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" Detail
R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
5. R.R. Osborne Plaza "Giving More than You Take" (back)
R.R. Osborne Plaza "Open Book" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
6. R.R. Osborne Plaza "Open Book"
R.R. Osborne Plaza "Reflective Spaces" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
7. R.R. Osborne Plaza "Reflective Spaces"
R.R. Osborne Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
8. R.R. Osborne Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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