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2002 Home of the Year Awards
Photographs and article about the "Homes of the Year 2002". The awards recognize excellence in the homebuilding and remodeling industry.
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan
Photos and biographical article about Clifton Breeden Sloan, or Clifton Sloan (1870-1958), an architect "responsible for some of Kansas City's most interesting architectural designs." Native of Illinois...
Adapting Architectural Style to the Needs of a Locality
Article by Harbourne Belcher of the firm of Shepard & Belcher, architects of Kansas City, about addressing the needs of "domestic architecture," giving examples in the Country Club District and Mission...
Birth of a City
Historical overview of residential districts in Kansas City, starting in 1854 with Kersey Coates and Quality Hill.
Bruce Goff Tour
Brief article publicizing an American Institute of Architects tour of Bruce Goff homes in the Kansas City area on May 14, 2005. The homes include a residence at 5020 W. 67th Street, the Nicol Residence...
Early Kansas City Architect Dies
Tribute to architect Elizabeth Rivard (ca. 1899-1988) upon her death on February 9, 1988. Awarded first architectural award of its kind in 1930, only because identity as a woman was unknown.
Early Kansas City Architects: "Violence in the Ranks"
Biographical article about architect Albert Ramsden, killed in 1888, possibly by architectural colleague John Martling. Photo and description of perhaps his only local design, "Judge Shannon Douglass'...
Early Kansas City Architects: Adriance and John Van Brunt
Photos and biographical article about Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913) and John Van Brunt (1855-1924), brothers and architects not related to fellow Kansas City architects Henry Van Brunt and Courtlandt...
Early Kansas City Architects: George Carman
Photos and biographical article about George Carman, a local architect designing the Gem Theater (1615-17 East 18th Street), Kansas City Journal Building (300 E. 8th Street), and many houses.
Early Kansas City Architects: Homemaker Par Excellence
Photos and biographical article about Elizabeth Evans Rivard, a contemporary woman architect of Nelle Peters in Kansas City, designing mainly homes from about 1923 to 1933. Description of her life and...
Early Kansas City Architects: Horace LaPierre
Photos and biographical article about Horace LaPierre, an artistic architect specializing in residential designs in Kansas City.
Early Kansas City Architects: Selby Kurfiss
Photos and biographical article about architect Selby Kurfiss, a native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City by 1891 "as a draftsman for Adriance Van Brunt," dying in 1949. Description of his career, designing...
Early Kansas City Architects: Van Brunt and Howe
Photo and biographical article about Henry Van Brunt (1836-1903) and Frank Howe (1849-1909), partners in the Kansas City architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe, established here in 1885. Van Brunt a native...
Elizabeth Rivard of Kansas City: Pioneer in a Man's World
Photos and biographical article about Elizabeth Rivard, an early Kansas City woman architect designing numerous residences in the Kansas City area including Mission Hills and Westwood Hills. Also "the...
Photo and architectural drawings of the entrance to the residence at 5720 High Drive, designed by Shepard & Belcher, architects.
From the Survey
Article about the 1930s Kansas City home at 5044 Summit Road designed in International Style, a non-traditional style, developed in 1920s Europe by such famous architects as Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies...
General View: Residence of Mr. Frank Schopflin, Kansas City, Missouri
Photos and architectural drawings of the residence at 1515 Stratford Road, designed by Clarence E. Shepard, architect.
General View: Residence of Mr. H. F. Bagby, Kansas City, Missouri
Photos and architectural drawings of the residence at 5519 Mission Drive, designed by Clarence E. Shepard, architect.
If You've Too Much Climate, Try Climate Control: In the Missouri River Valley, You Are Smack in the Middle of a Trying Climate
Illustrations, map, architectural drawings, and article about the adaptations in housing necessary for comfortable residential living in the Missouri River Valley, including Kansas City and Saint Louis...
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