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Charles Smith, Kansas City Architect
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TitleCharles Smith, Kansas City Architect
AbstractBiographical sketch of Charles Ashley Smith, or Charles Smith (1866-1948), a prominent Kansas City architect. Native of Ohio coming to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1887 as a draftsman for architect William Hackney and taking over after Hackney's death in 1898 "as official architect for the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Education." Designer and co-designer of many buildings in Kansas City, Missouri, and the following in Kansas City, Kansas, with employee Arthur Hall: "the George H. Gray residence in Westheight Manor, built in 1924"; "the Tudor Style Fire Station No. 11 at 3100 State Avenue"; "the six-story Anderson Storage Co. Warehouse at 736-738 Armstrong, built in 1925"; "the rural White Church Elementary School of 1926-27"; and "the Woods Bros. Corporation's new Fairfax Airport."
NotesCharles Smith also designed the following buildings in Kansas City, Missouri: Northeast High School at 415 Van Brunt Boulevard, the Woodland School at 711 Woodland Avenue, the Attucks Elementary School at 18th and Woodland Avenue, the YMCA Building at 1822-1828 Paseo Boulevard (as well as the demolished one at 404 East 10th Street), the Kansas City Club at 1228 Baltimore Avenue, the Firestone Building at 2001 Grand Avenue, the Unity Temple at 48th and Jefferson Streets, the Fine Arts Building at the University of Kansas City, the Kansas City Municipal Airport Administration Building (demolished), the Jenkins Music Company Building (partially demolished), the Capitol Garage at 1306-1310 Main Street, the residences of Ferdinand and Michael Heim at 320-322 Benton Boulevard, and the old Main Branch Library of the Kansas City Public Library at 9th and Locust Streets.
AuthorCydney Millstein
DateJune 11, 1905
SourceWestheight Manor: Certified Local Government Program
Locationq978.139 M65w
Page105-107
Local SubjectSmith, Charles A.
Architects
Hall, Arthur F.
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID119013
CONTENTdm number9535
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