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Wards Kansas City: A Half-Mile around the Outside, with 47,000 Panes of Glass--The Largest Building West of the Mississippi. ..
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TitleWards Kansas City: A Half-Mile around the Outside, with 47,000 Panes of Glass--The Largest Building West of the Mississippi. ..
AbstractPhotos, illustrations, and article about the "Montgomery Ward building at St. John and Belmont" Avenues (or 6200 Saint John Avenue) in the Northeast residential district, built in 1914 as "[t]he largest building west of the Mississippi" River at the time. Owned by Aaron Montgomery Ward of Chicago as a "mail order house" and designed by architect John McKecknie. Also photos and descriptions of McKecknie's other Kansas City structures, including "the Calvert Hunt residence, and the Seigrist [sic] Engraving building on Oak Street."
NotesMcKecknie moved to Kansas City in 1896 where he remained the rest of his life. ..More artist that [sic] architect, McKecknie was also an accomplished photographer and painted in his spare time. He is considered a pioneer in the use of reinfoced concrete, having built some of Kansas City's first concrete buildings.
DateApril 7, 1999
SourceNortheast News
LocationVertical File: Buildings--Montgomery Ward
See Also"Montgomery Ward building displayed design achievement," Michael Bushnell. Northeast News, January 5, 2011, p. 6.
Local SubjectMontgomery Ward Building
Buildings
Architects
McKecknie, John W.
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID108914
CONTENTdm number22898
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