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Jack Rees Obituary
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TitleJack Rees Obituary
AbstractLocal interior designer Jack Rees died May 31, 2008. He was born May 30, 1921, in Stanton, Iowa, to Georgene Madison Rees and Ross Basil Rees. He studied interior design at the Pratt Institute in New York and came to Kansas City in 1951, opening Jack Rees Interiors at 901 1/2 Westport Road. The business later moved to 45th and Belleview. During his career he provided interior designs for many structures all over the world. In Kansas City he designed the Raphael Hotel on the Country Club Plaza and the presidential suite at the Hotel Muehlebach. "Jack was a founder of the Bacchus Ball and the Lyric Opera Ball, as well as a founding member of the Carriage Club."
DateJune 3, 2008
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationMicrofilm
Column NameRemembrances
PageB5:2
See AlsoKansas City Star, June 13, 2008, B6:2, "Tribute" column on the "Remembrances" section. (This reference states his death as June 1, 2008.) The Independent, August 30, 2008, Vol. 109, No. 27, p. 38. (Also has June 1, 2008 as death date.)
SubjectInterior decoration firms
Interior design
Local SubjectRees, Jack
Obituaries
Carriage Club
Hotel Muehlebach
Raphael Hotel
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID218206
CONTENTdm number37884
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