Giralda (Kansas City)
When urban developer J.C. Nichols visited Seville, Spain in the 1920s, he was so impressed with the 12th-century Moorish tower of Giralda that he built a half-scale replica in the Country Club Plaza. The tower was officially christened by then-Seville mayor Felix Morena de la Cova, along with an official delegate in 1967, the same year in which the both cities became sister cities. The original Giralda tower was the minaret of the 12th century Muslim mosque; a Christian belfry was added in 1568.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to La Giralda (Kansas City).|
- Missouri Dental Association. Journal, Volume 51. Missouri Dental Association. 1971. Original from the University of California. pp.5
- Kansas City Then and Now II. Photographs by Monroe Dodd. Kansas City Star Books, 2003. ISBN 0974000914, pp.228-229
- Star Magazine Presents: The Best of Remember When: 100 Warm Tales of Life As We Lived It. Kansas City Star Books, 2001. ISBN 0971292051 pp.205