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Urban Design Awards
Photograph, Color, 8...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
John Albury Bryan
M L Van Nada
Ford, Susan Jezak
A Good Place to Spend a Pleasant Day, Nature and the Suburban Ideal
Article traces the history of the movement from cities to the suburbs. Mentions craftsman bungalows and Prairie-style Foursquare homes. "Both emphasized a connection between the land and the structure,...
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 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: A. Wallace Love
Photos and biographical article about A. Wallace Love (1859-1912), an architect and building contractor native to Michigan and coming to Kansas City in 1878. City official as City Councilman, superintendent...
A Kansas City Architect: Benjamin Lubschez
Photos and biographical article about Benjamin Lubschez, a local architect designing the Garrison Community Center.
A Kansas City Architect: Charles A. Smith
Photos and biographical article about Charles Smith, a local architect designing many downtown buildings, such as 1016 Walnut Street, YMCAs at both downtown and the Paseo, and Capitol Garage at 1306 Main...
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 Kansas City Architect: Frederick B. Hamilton
Photos and biographical article about Frederick Hamilton, a local architect with his most interesting building said to be on the Plaza at 611-613 Brooklyn Street, one of few of its kind left in Kansas...
A Kansas City Architect: James Oliver Hogg
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about James Hogg, an architect born in Wisconsin "around 1858" and arriving in Kansas City in 1886. Designer of mostly commercial and storage buildings, including...
A Kansas City Architect: The Boller Brothers
Biographical article about the "Kansas City architectural firm (variously known as Carl Boller and Brother or the Boller Brothers)," "composed of brothers Carl and Robert Boller, natives of St. Joseph,...
A Kansas City Architect: The Boston Connection
Biographical article about architect Benjamin Brooks, moving from Boston to Kansas City in 1885, working here until 1919 on apartments and houses, including the Beals Building and residence and the Massachusetts...
A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare
Thorough article about the landscape architecture and urban planning designed and put in place in Kansas City and other Midwestern cities by prominent Kansas City architects George Kessler (1862-1923),...
A Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
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 New Swedish Church
A small article featuring information about a new Swedish church at 23rd and Madison Streets. The article gives the name as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church. The architects listed are Van...
A Profile Worth Repeating
Biographical article (reprinted from the Kansas City Star, August 14, 1932) about Arthur Keene, an architect growing up in Boston and joining the firm of Keene & Simpson in early 20th century Kansas City....
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