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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Landmarks Commission o...
Walnut Street, North from 12th Street
Postcard of Walnut Street, North from 12th Street
Looking north along Walnut from south of 12th.
Views from the Past: Missouri Landmark
Brief article highlighting some notable buildings and architects, including the New York Life Building, the Coates House, the Boley Building, and Union Station.
The Lens of Legacy
Three years ago "KC Magazine" initiated its Design Excellence Awards program. Since its inception, they "have honored El Dorado Inc., Helix Architecture + Design, and Wendlandt & Stallbaumer with this...
The Kansas City Architectural Heritage
Photos and biographical article about Louis Curtiss, architect of "the first two curtain wall building in Kansas City," the Boley Building at 12th and Walnut Streets (completed in 1909) and his own office...
The Architecture of America: A Social and Cultural History
Description of the innovative glass-walled Boley Building built in 1909 by Louis Curtiss, exploring the motif of a transparent glass wall, enclosing an entire structure.
Temporal Resuscitations, from the Inside
December 2004/January 2005
Review of show "time:base:inside" in The Boley Building (Urban Culture Project).
Some of KC's Older Downtown Gems
Author describes his favorite Kansas City historic buildings and places of interest. These include the ''Town of Kansas'' area at the foot of Main Street, the Scarritt Building and Arcade at 818 Grand...
Second Edition: Newspaper Syndicator Finds a Fitting Home in a Century-Old Building
December 7, 2007
Andrews McMeel Universal, "founded in 1970, distributes content ranging from 'Dear Abby' to 'Doonesbury'" to newspapers. The company will move into the Boley Building in 2009.
Reviving Downtown Dinasours
Article covers buldings in Omaha, St. Louis, Chicago, and Denver besides Kansas City. The Kansas City portion focuses on the renovation of the Boley Building, designed by architect Louis Curtis in 1908....
Short essay by the president of the Historic Kansas City Foundation about historic preservation in Downtown Kansas City structures with favorable comparisons to San Antonio buildings. Mention of restoration...
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, designer of the Baltimore Hotel, the Boley Building, and "everything from bungalows to city halls."
Full frontal and partial side view of store located on ground floor of Boley Building, northwest corner of 12th and Walnut.
Street level view of the Jones Store, looking toward the northwest on Walnut Street near 12th Street. View also includes a partial view of skywalk across Walnut as well as the Boley Building located on...
Historic Kansas City Foundation: Architectural Heritage Keystone to Future
Article about the foundation's first attempt to have a historic building restored rather than demolished.
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Description of the Boley Building at 1130 Walnut Street, designed in 1909 by Louis Curtiss.
Here's a TIF Deal: Get Out the Rubber Stamp
October 11, 2007
Opinion column about the City Council's approval of a $4.8 million tax increment financing subsidy for Andrews McMeel Universal to move their headquarters into the Boley builindg at 12th and Walnut streets....
Photographs of downtown Kansas City.
Downtown Tax Request Takes Detour
July 12, 2007
Andrews McMeel Universal wants tax incentives to renovate the historic Boley Building located downtown at 12th and Walnut. The bulding is currently part of the Town Pavilion office complex and if this...
Death in an Explosion Panic Follows Gas Tank Blowup in Boley Building
Explosion of acetylene gas tanks in the Boley Building at 12th & Walnut Streets spray plate glass windows onto pedestrians below, killing two and injuring 52.
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