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Helen Waskey Embree
John T Duncan
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 Faithful Butler Receives Home and $10,000
Photos, captions, and article about the bequeathment of the "3-story residence of the late Miss Pearl Burdette and Miss Elva Stapp, who died Sunday," to Melvin Babb, "Negro butler there thirty-one years."...
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 Garden of Roses
Illustration and article about "the rose garden at the residence of W. A. Pickering" at 3620 Janssen Place, "the largest rose garden in the state."
A Home Apart
Photos and text describing a 1950s N. W. Dible built home in Rockhill Manor.
A Home Has Lively History
Article about the house of Jerubal Dorman, built in 1852 by him in Clinton, Missouri. Copy of a painting depicting the house, Dorman, and Governor Crittenden, with description of its use as a hideout and...
A House Older than Independence Bows to Progress
Photo and article about the demolition of the remaining part of the house of Samuel Weston, built in 1826, one year before the formation on the city of Independence, Missouri. Description of Weston, "Independence's...
A. J. Stephens
File contains a biographical article with illustrations about A. J. Stephens (ca. 1889-1980), millionaire owner of the Basswood estate near Liberty, Missouri. Manufacturer of rubber at Truman and Chestnut...
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 Rummage through a House of Fading Whispers
October 12, 1980
Article about the former residence of the Waggoner family of Independence, Missouri, built about 1855 by John Lewis (a farmer from Kentucky) at 313 East Pacific Street and later becoming the home of "the...
A Visit in Platte County History
Photo and article about "the second oldest home in Platte County," the "home of Missouri State Representative Meg Harding" in 2001. Built (the original part remaining) in 1837 "by David Johnson" (1814-1887),...
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
Adam Long Residence
Alexander Majors Residence
Nomination form for the National Register for the Alexander Majors home from May 1975.
Amateur or Professional, the Arts Flourish--Fairway: Reinhardt Home Is Painted for City Hall
Article about the painting by artist Mary Campbell (for placement in the Fairway city hall) of the newly-restored 1879 farm home of Philip Reinhardt (ca. 1834-1921) next to the site of the former Kansas...
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...
An Old Westport Landmark
Illustration and article about the old house in Westport at 4217 Mill Creek Parkway (later called J. C. Nichols Parkway), "built in 1844 by A. Richter, a well to do contractor and builder."
Andy James Residence
File contains illustrations and information on the residence of Andy James (dying in 1930), a farmer and son of a Santa Fe freighter moving into the house (built in 1876 by W. P. Phillips at 10225 Glenwood...
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