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The Architecture of John Wellborn Root
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TitleThe Architecture of John Wellborn Root
AbstractPhoto (of the Grand Avenue railroad station) and description (by author and Kansas City Star architectural critic Donald Hoffmann) of buildings and construction techniques in Kansas City designed by architect John Root of the firm of Burnham & Root, including the following: "deep caisson foundations" pioneered in Kansas City by architect Louis Curtiss (as an improvement to Root's steel "rail-grillage footing"), the old Board of Trade Building of 1888 (destroyed in 1966), the James Lombard residence at 1805 Jefferson Street and the Young Men's Christian Association (or Y. M. C. A.) building in 1887, and the Grand Avenue Station for railroads at 22nd and Grand Avenues in 1889 (demolished to make way for Union Station).
AuthorDonald Hoffmann
Date1973
Location720.92 R78h
Chapter Title2 (A Beginning), 5 (Kansas City. ..)-6 (Chicago)
Page26, 103, 117, 132-133
Local SubjectRoot, John W.
Architects
Curtiss, Louis
Railroad Stations
Item TypeBook
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Item ID117957
CONTENTdm number9275
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