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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 Salute to Small Business
Photos and article about Gould Evans Associates, ranked fourth fastest-growing architectural firm in the world by World Architecture magazine.
A Small City Whose Growth Is Aided and Controlled by a Plan
Photos and article about the town of Longview, Washington, organized and funded by Robert Long, or R. A. Long, of Kansas City, president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company (involved in the lumber industry...
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...
A Woman Ahead of Her Time
Photos and biographical article about Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), an early woman architect in Kansas City from 1908 to about 1935, moving afterwards to Florida.
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...
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...
Adding Dynamic Design to a Downtown Project
Highlights of 360 Architecture and its work with the new JE Dunn headquarters on Locust between 11th and 10th streets. Gives descriptions of design and innovative uses or materials, like the flooring which...
Adriance Van Brunt
File contains portraits and information on Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913), a Kansas City architect and namesake of Van Brunt Boulevard. Native of New Jersey and brother of John Van Brunt (no relation to...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 21 with People
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards depicting people and cut to the shape of the image. The large central card shows a woman in a straw hat with a dog. Her purse says "Buckeye" and the dog's...
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...
Air Ports: Kansas City International
Photos, maps, architectural drawings, and description of the Kansas City International Airport designed by the firm of Kivett & Myers (and engineered by Burns & McDonnell with landscaping by Sasaki, Walker...
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...
Alonzo H. Gentry, Architect, Is Dead
Photo and obituary for Alonzo Gentry, "long-time architect and designer of many well known buildings in this area." Born in Independence, Missouri about 1887 and coming to Kansas City in 1921 as an architect,...
American City Planning since 1890: A History Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Institute of Planners
Numerous references to landscape architects Kessler, Wright, and Hare & Hare for their Kansas City works.
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