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Ben J Lubschez
Henry Van Brunt
William a Coles
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence. Built about 1855 along the Santa Fe Trail as the residence of John Lewis before bought by artist George Caleb...
Birth of a City
Historical overview of residential districts in Kansas City, starting in 1854 with Kersey Coates and Quality Hill.
Blossom Home Now Architects' Office
Photos and article about "the purchase and restoration of the old Major George Newton Blossom [or George Blossom] mansion at 1032 Pennsylvania [Avenue] by the partners in Urban Architects, Inc. and Arnold...
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...
C. S. Keith's New Home
Illustration, map, and article about the new mansion of Charles Keith, or C. S. Keith, "the president of the Central Coal and Coke Company" at 1200 Santa Fe Road, projected to be "one of the largest in...
Col. D. B. Dyer Residence
Photo of the Colonel Daniel Dyer residence, designed by architect James Oliver Hogg, or James Hogg.
Country Club Plaza--Kansas City
Photos with of homes in the Mission Hills residential district, listing addresses, residents, and architects.
Courtlandt Van Brunt Residence
View from east of the residence of Courtlandt Van Brunt, 1400 Drury Lane. Courtlandt Van Brunt himself, son of Kansas city architect Henry Van Brunt, designed the home.
Cowherd Built Homes: "The Standard of Value
Illustration of the "home of L. W. Summerwell, 5535 Garfield" Avenue, designed by Carl Russell, architect.
Deaths: Galen V. R. Gloyd Dies
Photo and obituary for Galen Gloyd, "78, of 16 East [68th Street]," a retired United States Army Corps of Engineer architect. Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1909 and designing "the home...
Deaths: Harry L. Wagner
Obituary for architect Harry Wagner, designer of "several hundred" homes in the Country Club Plaza District, as well as some churches and the remodeling of Municipal Stadium.
Duncan Architects, Inc. Offices
Partial view of the offices of Duncan Architects, Inc., located at 2500 Holmes. A courtyard connected these offices to the Duncan Residence; Herbert Duncan received an award for his work on these buildings...
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...
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