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Ben J Lubschez
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 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 Kansas City Architect, Phillip Drotts
Biographical article about architect Phillip Drotts, working in Kansas City from 1904 until the early 1950s, "the designer of some of the city's outstanding structures." Photos and description of his career,...
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan
Photos and biographical article about Clifton Breeden Sloan, or Clifton Sloan (1870-1958), an architect "responsible for some of Kansas City's most interesting architectural designs." Native of Illinois...
A Kansas City Architect: Edgar Faris
Biographical article about Edgar Faris (1882-1945), a Kansas City architect with extant works dating between 1908 and 1925, before moving to Miami in 1926, gaining "a national reputation as a landscape...
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....
Adapting Architectural Style to the Needs of a Locality
Article by Harbourne Belcher of the firm of Shepard & Belcher, architects of Kansas City, about addressing the needs of "domestic architecture," giving examples in the Country Club District and Mission...
Ahead of Her Time: Mary Rockwell Hook
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City architect Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), and her techniques and designs ahead of their time with residences built with stones and other materials from...
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...
An Interesting Treatment of Exterior Materials
Illustration and floor plan of "the new bungalow residence of A. J. Mehl, at the southeast corner of Huntington road and Brookside boulevard," designed by architect Clarence Shepard.
An Italian Residence to Be Built by J. B. McGilvray
April 9, 2022
Illustration and caption about the "residence being started for J. B. McGilvray of the legal firm of McGilvray, Warren & Woodbury at the southwest corner of Summit street and [61st Street Terrace]," designed...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908
Photo of the residence of architect A. B. Anderson in the "suburb" of Mount Washington south of Kansas City.
Architectural Drawing of Unknown Residence
Architectural pencil drawing (16 in. x 29 in.) of an unknown residence. Done by architect John Van Brunt, December 1907. House is a three-story stone and stucco structure.
B. T. Whipple Residence
Photo of the B. T. Whipple residence at 4538 Warwick Boulevard, designed by architects A. Van Brunt & Company.
Bernard Corrigan Residence
Folder containing a nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places for the residence of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1913), "a contractor, street railway magnate, and real estate speculator" moving...
Biography of Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), Architect
Birth of a City
Historical overview of residential districts in Kansas City, starting in 1854 with Kersey Coates and Quality Hill.
Blossom Home Now Architects' Office
Photos and article about "the purchase and restoration of the old Major George Newton Blossom [or George Blossom] mansion at 1032 Pennsylvania [Avenue] by the partners in Urban Architects, Inc. and Arnold...
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