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A First-Class Café
Short description of the café designed by Louis Curtiss located at 804-6 Delaware in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes interior photographs in the supplement section of this issue.
AIA Expresses Concern over Boley Building
Article about the Boley Building, listed on National Register for Historic Places, designed by Louis Curtiss, and located at 12th and Walnut Streets.
Birth of the Skyscraper
Article about the early skyscrapers, or very tall buildings, in Kansas City, describing their architecture and architects, such as Louis Curtiss's Boley Building.
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...
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).
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...
Some of KC's Older Downtown Gems
Author describes his favorite Kansas City historic buildings and places of interest. These include the ''Town of Kansas'' area at the foot of Main Street, the Scarritt Building and Arcade at 818 Grand...
Southtown History: Where They Lived
Photo and description of the home designed by architect Louis Curtiss for Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), a "two-story, 20-room home in the Art Nouveau style" at 55th and Ward Parkway. Description of Corrigan,...
Taming the Devil-Wagons
First part of the article about early automobiles in the Kansas City area, describing an accident in 1902 Downtown Kansas City involving Robert and Bettina Prigg and allegedly Louis Curtiss, a prominent...
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.
One paragraph about the rehabilitation by the Merlyn Desmarteau family of "their house at 500 East 36th Street," formerly a rooming house and designed by Louis Curtiss.
The Lens of Legacy
Three years ago "KC Magazine" initiated its Design Excellence Awards program. Since its inception, they "have honored El Dorado Inc., Helix Architecture + Design, and Wendlandt & Stallbaumer with this...
The Willis Wood Theatre
Lengthy article concerning the building of the Willis Wood Theater located at 11th and Balitmore in downtown Kansas City. Includes a description of the building and the materials used. The architect listed...
West Side--The Arts Return to a Restored Folly
Article about the restoration of the Folly Theater, designed by Louis Curtiss, with its early history as a legitimate theater and more recent history as a burlesque house.
Westheight: Neighbors Call It ''Kansas City's Best-Kept Secret"
Full-color photo of Westheight Manor in Kansas City, Kansas, designed by Louis Curtiss.
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