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Wright, Frank Lloyd
$4 Million to Union Station
June 6, 2014
Article announces that the Hall Family Foundation has made a donation of four million dollars to Union Station to assist with planned improvements to this historic site. Union Station chief executive officer,...
October 18, 2003
Architectural firm CDFM2 recently received a 2003 Business in the Arts Award from the Business Committee for the Arts Inc. and Forbes Magazine. They received the "Innovation Award" for their role in developing...
A "Castle" for Dr. Tiffany
Illustration and article about "the residence being built for Dr. Flavel B. Tiffany [or Flavel Tiffany] on the west side of Garfield avenue at the Cliff drive," resembling a European castle and designed...
A Big Honor for BNIM
December 17, 2010
The American Institute of Architects named the Kansas City architectural firm of BNIM as firm of the year for 2011, “the group’s highest honor given to a company.” “Recognized for its distinguished...
A Central Part of the East Village
December 16, 2006
J.E. Dunn Construction has unveiled the design for its new downtown headquarters and a revised plan for the East Village redevelopment plan. The five-story building, designed by 360 Architecture and BNIM...
A Fine Kansas City Home Beginning to Take Form
Illustration and caption about the "very fine example of a Tudor manor in the new home of U. S. Epperson" being built in 1921 "on a hilltop at the southwest corner of [52nd Street] and Cherry streets,"...
A Gasoline Filling Station in Fashionable Architectural Garb
April 9, 1916
Illustration and caption about the aesthetically disguised gasoline station built by the Standard Oil Company at 62nd Street Terrace and Brookside Boulevard and designed by architect John Van Brunt.
A House Divided Now Whole
June 27, 2007
John Morris, a Pendleton Heights resident, was awarded the 2007 George Erlich Acheivement in Preservation Award for restoring a turn-of-the-century shirtwaist house at 200 Garfield that he purchased in...
A House without Open Porches
Illustration and caption about "the new residence of R. E. McDonnell [or Robert McDonnell], a consulting engineer" with enclosed "sleeping porches" and other innovative features. Designed by architects...
A New Dutch Colonial House with a Very Compact Plan
Illustration, architectural drawings, and caption about the new H. H. Halvorson residence at 630 West 62nd Street, designed in Dutch colonial style with garage by "architects, Martling & Brandenburger."...
A New Home for Frank L. Severance
Illustration and caption about the new house of Frank Severance, "treasurer of the Irving-Pitt Manufacturing Company, being built at 629 West [57th Street Terrace," designed by architect John Van Brunt....
A Spanish Type Building, Designed for High Class Shops, on Thirty-first Street
Illustration and caption about a new commercial building at 115 East 31st Street to be called the "Belva Shops," designed in Spanish architectural style by architects Shepard & Wiser and intended by owner...
A Stadium on the West Hillside Facing East on Gillham Parade Ground Is the Latest Plan
Illustration and caption of a proposed stadium with grandstand overlooking the parade ground at 41st and Gillham Road, proposed by architect Selby Kurfiss.
A Storied History Amid Hoopla
March 13, 2005
The Big 12 college basketball tournament plays its last game March 13, 2005, in Kemper Arena. The arena has seen 31 years of use and such events as the 1976 Republican National Convention and big names...
A Turbulent Path for Rose Followed a Career Creating Beautiful Buildings
June 4, 2008
Short article about William W. Rose, architect and former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. After two controversial stints as mayor in 1905 and 1906, Rose returned to the architectural profession and went...
About Real Estate
File containing a biographical article about Ralph Myers, an architect for Kivett & Myers and winner of "the annual Arnold W. Brunner scholarship" with residence at 6700 Granada Lane.
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
Alan B. Feingold
February 16, 2011
Obituary for Alan Feingold who died February 7, 2011. Feingold established his own architectural firm, Feingold Associates Architecture and Design, in 1971.
Albert B. Fuller
February 9, 1964
Obituary of Albert Fuller, an architect of residences and World War II munitions plants and churches. He was born in Kansas City about 1890 and had a residence at 219 North Monroe Avenue.
Albert Wiser Obituary
File containing an obituary for architect Albert Wiser, "designer of the Sophian Plaza, the Waltower building, the Georgian Court apartments and many other buildings in Kansas City and the Southwest" before...
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