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Doran L Cart
August 23, 1931
Kansas City, Missouri's, City Hall is 30 stories in height and 423 feet in elevation.
Art Deco Building Revived
August 5, 2005
Discussion of the renovation of the Former Fideltiy National Bank and Trust Building at 909 Walnut into luxury apartments and two multi-level penthouse condos. The first five floors of the 35-story building...
Significant Interiors: The Phillips House
Photo and short article about the interior design of the hotel at 12th and Baltimore Avenues, built in 1930, the city's tallest hotel at the time, with a figure of Dawn above the building's south entrance...
Jackson County Courthouse-Kansas City
ca late 1930s
Interior view of main lobby in the then new Jackson County Courthouse located on 12th Street between Oak and Locust. Good example of art deco design.
Knight in Shining Armour
December 9, 2007
Butch Rigby has decided to use a red art deco look for the interior of his Screenland Armour Theater which he is renovating at a cost of $1.4 million. The theater is located at 408 Armour Road in North...
Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri
Interior and exterior photos and plans of the new Jackson County Courthouse.
Wreckers Erase Unique Station
Article about the tearing down for a parking lot by the Kansas City Terminal Railways of the 1934 Art Deco gas station next to Union Station, despite its architecture befitting its surroundings.
Music Hall Prepped For its Next 70 Years
July 28, 2006
A $13.4 million renovation of the Music Hall is about to begin with completion in February, 2007. The Music Hall opened in 1935 with its art deco fixtures and styling. With the renovation the stage will...
Boss Tom's Deco Empire
Photos and article about the Art Deco architecture in Kansas City built under the unofficial administration of political machine boss Tom Pendergast (Thomas J. Pendergast, Sr.) in the Great Depression...
The Clay County Courthouse
History of the Clay County Courthouse built in 1936 by architects Wight & Wight, with photo, and history of its predecessors, the first built in 1830.
Service Station to Meet Claims of Beauty and Utility
Article providing history of the service station prior to its demolition.
10 Shining Years For KC Curlers
June 14, 2004
The author in his newspaper commentary column discusses the 10th anniversary of the sculpture atop the pylons at Bartle Hall, often referred to as "hair curlers". The name of the sculpture is "Sky Stations"...
Kansas City's Art Deco
In-depth discussion on Art Deco style with photograph examples of philosophies behind architectural styles.
A Reprieve for the General Tire Building
Condemnation of building halted on the "first true Art Deco style structure of the city when constructed in 1928" at 1500 Baltimore Avenue.
Art Deco Poster
Unframed (18.5 in. x 26 in.) color poster on foam board titled: "Kansas City Art Deco, Rediscovering an Era, 1922-1940." Bottom of poster states: "A Benefit For the Historic Kansas City Foundation Art...
Bringing Dowtown Back: The Bryant Building
Article about the renovation of the Bryant Building, listed in the Register of Historic Places, built in 1931 in Art Deco style with 22 stories at 1102 Grand Avenue.
Scouting KC: Rediscover the Thirties
Slice of life from the 1930s.
New Life for an Old Building
October 12, 2006
Article reporting the grand reopening of the Professional Building on October 12, 2006. The Alexander Co., of Madison, Wisconsin, converted the building at 11th and Grand into 132 apartments as part of...
Portrait of a City
Photo of tall, twin-towered building.
K. C.'s New Building Recalls 100 Years of Progress
Extensive article about the new Jackson County Courthouse at 12th and Oak Streets and its architecture, statuary, interior, etc., including contrasts with the older design of the Independence courthouse....
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