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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.
20th Century Looks, 21st Century Livability
Article with photographs of exterior and interior rooms of a 7,000-square-foot, three-story house built in 1912 in Hyde Park. Owners are Allan and Carol Hallquist. Address is not given.
A Bird's Eye View
Photos and article about Brian Williams' loft apartment at 20th and Grand. Article describes benefits of "city living" and lofts as living spaces.
A Change of Space
Article describes the conversion of warehouses, lofts, and historic buildings in downtown Kansas City into condominiums and apartments.
A Form of Journaling
Article discusses the abstract paintings of Curtis Simmons who also works as project designer and associate architect for BNIM Architects. His design of an "ellipse of dichroic filtered film on glass"...
A Hero's Welcome Home
Article describes the new home presented to Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson in a 2005 episode of the ABC reality television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Johnson was one of six local firefighters...
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A Journey of Three Lifetimes
Photos and article about the history of the Alaskan Fur Company, established in Kansas City in 1926 by Philip Wang with offices in the Waldheim Building, moving to 210 East 11th Street in 1932 with multiple...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
A New Place to Land
Article describes the transformation of the former BMA Tower at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway into luxury condominiums ("a residential Ritz-Carlton"). Renamed One Park Place, the tower, designed...
A Place of Beauty
History of Tower Grove Park in Saint Louis, given to the city as a garden park by Englishman Henry Shaw in 1868, with photos and description of its planning and horticulture.
A Season to Celebrate
Short article about the winter season at Powell Gardens near Lone Jack, Missouri. The gardens were founded by Marjorie Allen Powell in 1988. Includes a photograph of Wendy Powell, wife of the founder's...
Article describes the freighthouse Flats loft development at 2120 Wyandotte, in the Freight House District, north of Union Station and adjacent to the Crossroads Arts District. The building, constructed...
An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo
Photos and article (written by a former zoo employee) about the "revolutionary Birthday House at the Swope Park Zoological Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.," proving "immensely popular" as "the newest addition...
Art & About: Disney at Home
Biographical article about Walt Disney and his original art for animated cartoons being exhibited at local galleries, with photo and illustrations.
Art. VI.--Missouri, the Great Southern Vineyard
Article about the strengths of viticulture or the wine industry in Missouri (featuring the southern, central, and eastern parts of the state), describing its favorable conditions of soil, climate, native...
Article about artist Doug Bates, a house painter who has also found success as an artist. Piece inlcudes images of four of his paintings.
Artistic Neighborhoods: The 42nd Annual Vanderslice Kitchens & Homes Tour
Featured in this year's tour will be four private homes in the Rockhill and Southmoreland neighborhoods, as well as the Kansas City Art Institute's Vanderslice Hall. Homes featured include 4312 McGee Street;...
As Missourians Arranged Their Garden Flowers. ..
Photos and article about the flower arrangements being made by horticulturalists of the Kansas City area for their public display at "the Kansas City Garden Center, Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri,"...
Back to Basics, New Millenium Style
Article profiling Studio 804, an architecture program at the University of Kansas founded by Dan Rockhill to encourage students to create innovative designs for urban buildings. A Studio 804 home in the...
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