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John Albury Bryan
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Robert Craik Mclean
Giles Carroll Mitchell
$4 Million to Union Station
June 6, 2014
Article announces that the Hall Family Foundation has made a donation of four million dollars to Union Station to assist with planned improvements to this historic site. Union Station chief executive officer,...
2001 Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards
Photos and article about the winners of the 2001 Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the Valencia Place dome, the Rockhurst...
A Spanish Type Building, Designed for High Class Shops, on Thirty-first Street
Illustration and caption about a new commercial building at 115 East 31st Street to be called the "Belva Shops," designed in Spanish architectural style by architects Shepard & Wiser and intended by owner...
A Turbulent Path for Rose Followed a Career Creating Beautiful Buildings
June 4, 2008
Short article about William W. Rose, architect and former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. After two controversial stints as mayor in 1905 and 1906, Rose returned to the architectural profession and went...
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
American Institute of Architects Guide to Kansas City Architecture & Public Art
Book filled with photos, maps, and descriptions of numerous structures of architectural significance in Kansas City including buildings, residences, and public art works and including newer buildings up...
Apartments' Past Could Stop Wrecking Ball
June 19, 2015
Article focuses upon an effort to prevent the demolition of three adjacent two-story apartment buildings located in the Country Club Plaza that were designed by Kansas City architect Nelle Peters. Greg...
Architects of Local Buildings
March 27, 1973
Architects of local buildings: (1) I. M. Pei (New York City), designer of the United Missouri Bank; (2) Harry Weese (Chicago), designer of the Mercantile Bank Building; (3) Louis Kahn (Philadelphia), designer...
Architecture and Society: Selected Essays of Henry Van Brunt
Drawing of office building for Nathaniel Thayer designed by Van Brunt & Howe, architects.
Architecture in Early Missouri
Photos (of several architecturally important buildings of early Kansas City) and article about architecture in Missouri up to the 1920s.
Architecture in Kansas City: 1885-1913
Discussion of architects in Kansas City and their origins with photos of a few of their works, including the Scarritt Building.
Bell Telephone Administration Building
Chapter about the original Telephone Building owned by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company on the northwest corner of 11th and Oak Streets. It was completed in 1919. Fourteen floors were added and completed...
Betsy Ross Building
Photo of the Betsy Ross Building at 3611 Broadway Boulevard, designed by architects Lodge & Gorrall.
Big Buzz About Those Books
October 14, 2009
Article spotlights the Kansas City Public Library's "larger-than-life" Community Bookshelf parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. The bookshelf design decorates the south facade of the garage and looks...
Big Hall into Use
Photo and description of the dedication speech at the new auditorium with modern, high quality acoustics and lighting.
Birth of the Skyscraper
Article about the early skyscrapers, or very tall buildings, in Kansas City, describing their architecture and architects, such as Louis Curtiss's Boley Building.
The high-rise white marble BMA Tower is the home office of BMA at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway. The BMA Tower received architectural acclaim upon its completion in 1963 and among other awards received...
Board of Trade Building
One paragraph about a rumor to prevent preservation of the building about the real architect not being the respected Root.
Bolender Center Brings Old Building Back En Pointe
Facts about the renovation of a "nearly 100-year-old power plant into a permanent home for the Kansas City Ballet." BNIM Architects worked with Jeff Bentley, the Ballet's executive director, to create...
Postcard of the Boley Building at 12th and Walnut Streets
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