"R.R. Osborne Plaza"
Location: 100 E. Santa Fe Drive, Olathe City Hall, Olathe, KS
Owner: City of Olathe, KS
Artist/Designer: Arlie Regier, Dave Regier and Phil Epp and Terry Corbett
Dates: dedicated November 21, 2003
Photo Credit: Roy Inman
Located in front of the Olathe City Hall, the R. R. Osborne Plaza is dedicated to Olathe visionary, Robert R. Osborne, a banker, businessman and philanthropist (1904-2001). The Plaza, called Reflectives Places, contains three works; two by Arlie Regier and Dave Regier and one designed by Phil Epp and Terry Corbet.
R.R. Osborne Plaza
Dedicated to an Olathe Visionary
November 21, 2003
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
greatest citizens and inspire future generations of Olatheans to give back to the community.
"Giving More than You Take"
Alie Regier and Dave Regier
The massive work in stainless steel addresses the heritage and vision of the City of Olathe.
The intricate aligning of thousand 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.
Phil Epp 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 by overcoming adversity.
The setting is an interpretation of the country west of Olathe.