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Biography of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), Architect
Early Concrete Construction in Kansas City
Photos and article about early concrete construction in Kansas City, including some of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the country, including the Gumbel Building (built in 1904 at the southeast...
Group Lists Downtown Landmarks
October 26, 2004
The Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects compiled a list of 25 buildings in the central business district that they believe are significant downtown landmarks ''worthy of attention...
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Description of the Boley Building at 1130 Walnut Street, designed in 1909 by Louis Curtiss.
Kansas City Architects
Article about the architects and architectural firms of Louis Curtiss, Frederick Hill, Shepard & Farrar, Root & Siemens, and Frederick Crosby Gunn, or Frederick Gunn.
Kansas City in Caricature
Caricature of architect Louis Curtiss.
Life of an Enigmatic Local Architects
Biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, designer of the first metal-glass curtain wall building in the world in 1906 (still standing at 1105 McGee Street).
Thorough biographical sketch of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), "unquestionably Kansas City's most important architect," with information about his life and career, including his designs in and outside of Kansas...
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, designer of the Baltimore Hotel, the Boley Building, and "everything from bungalows to city halls."
Louis Curtiss in Kansas City
Biographical article about Louis Singleton Curtiss (1865-1924), a prominent Kansas City architect originally form Ontario, Canada, arriving in Kansas City in about 1890, building many progressively designed...
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of Frederick Gunn, an architect born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1865 and settling in Kansas City about 1875, co-organizing "the firm of Gunn & Curtiss," working for 10 years with Louis Curtiss....
Stalking Louis Curtiss, Architect: A Portrait of the Man and His Work
Biographical book about Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), an architect in Kansas City from 1887 to his death. He was born in Canada and was a designer of architecture "from Southeast to Southwest" in the United...
The Architecture of John Wellborn Root
Photo (of the Grand Avenue railroad station) and description (by author and Kansas City Star architectural critic Donald Hoffmann) of buildings and construction techniques in Kansas City designed by architect...
The First Annual Exhibit of the Kansas City Architectural Club
The Kansas City Architectural Club holds an exhibit of architectural drawings, sketches, and models. A list is included and includes names as Louis Curtiss, F. E. McIlvain, John Van Brunt, William Cutler,...
The Kansas City Architectural Heritage
Photos and biographical article about Louis Curtiss, architect of "the first two curtain wall building in Kansas City," the Boley Building at 12th and Walnut Streets (completed in 1909) and his own office...
The Last Work of Louis Curtiss
Biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), designer of his last work, the Harry Miller, Sr. residence at 2204 Washington Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas in 1921.
The Seldom-Noticed Art: Kansas City Architecture
History of Kansas City architecture and noted architects, including Louis Curtiss and Frederick Gunn's designs for the Folly Theatre at 12th and Central Streets. Information also about the Standard, Century,...
The Southern Architect: First Annual Review of the Architectural Exhibit
Booklet of architecture displaying local architecture by the following architects: (1) Carl Boller; (2) Owen & Payson; (3) Louis Curtiss; (4) Root & Siemens; (5) Roger Gilman; (6) John Van Brunt; (7) Fred...
Westheight Manor: Certified Local Government Program
Biographical sketch of Fred Wilson, an architect and "Planning Commission engineer" in 1910s-1920s Kansas City, Kansas working with Selby Kurfiss, Louis Curtiss, George Kessler, and W. W. Rose, with residences...
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