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Vaughan's Diamond Building, The Junction, Profile
A section on the Hotel Phillips includes color photographs of some of the interior of the hotel as restored. The hotel first opened in 1931 and at 20 stories was the city's highest hotel at that time....
KCI Airport Control Tower Complex
Administration and control tower complex at Kansas City International Airport. The firm of Kivett and Myers received an award for the design of this building, which created an effective visual identification...
Missouri Court of Appeals Building
Aerial view, looking southwest, of the Missouri Court of Appeals Building, located at 13th and Oak. Abend-Singleton Associates, Inc. received an award for their design of this building.
Home Field Advantage
Article about local architecture firms and the worldwide sports stadiums for which they are responsible. Includes designs and photographs of stadiums and arenas.
Article about the life and work of architect Mary Rockwell Hook. It focuses particularly on her work for the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Kentucky and includes photographs of her buildings there....
Kansas History Written in Stone
January 4, 2015
Article describes the construction and uses of stone arched roof cellars in Kansas during the late nineteenth century. The author focuses upon Tom Parish, a photographer working to locate and document...
It Isn't Easy.
Article describes the Lawrence-Kansas City area work of architect Dan Rockhill. Rockhill's structures have been labeled "Kansas Modernism," and the article's author describes them as "a bit like metro...
Portfolio of Photographs, Elevations and Plans of Buildings
Book of photos, and, toward the back of the book, floor plans.
National Register of Historic Places Update
Brief listing of the latest additions to the National Register of Historic Places from the Kansas City metro area. The list with pictures includes:
Valentine Hotel on Broadway at 3724 Broadway,...
Campus of Avila College, 11901 Wornall Road. Angus McCallum and Associates received an award for integrated architectural design, scale, and site planning for their work on these buildings.
Children's Mercy Hospital Entrance
Canopy entry to the Children's Mercy Hospital, located at 24th and Gillham Road. HNTB received an award for this stimulating, playful design.
Central Courtyard of United Missouri Bank Corporate Headquarters
Central courtyard of the United Missouri Bank Corporate Headquarters, located on 10th Street between Walnut and Grand. Abend Singleton Associates, Inc. received an award for their design of this building...
Premier Pendleton Heights Victorian
September 29, 2004
Chosen for the "Feature Home" column in this issue. The house is located at 508 Garfield in the Pendelton Heights neighborhood. It was originally designed by James W. Bryan and built by Charles Balcom...
City park located at 27th and Madison. Designers Elpidio Rocha and Dale Eldred were awarded for imaginative use of materials in the design of this park.
Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid
Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...
Grand Central Depot, Kansas City, MO
Color print of Kansas City's Grand Central Depot by architects James & James, measuring 22 x 27.5 in. Also known as Grand Central Station, the depot was built in 1890 at 2nd and Wyandotte streets by the...
Sears Homes Scattered in Cass County
Descriptions and photographs of two Sears houses in Belton and Raymore, Missouri.
Jack Straw's Courtyard
Elevated view of Jack Straw's Courtyard, a restaurant area. Architect Stuart Hutchinson, of McCoy, Hutchinson Stone Architects, received an award for his work in making the location among the most enjoyable...
Office Building at 1730 Walnut
Facade of a building, awarded for outstanding office building restoration, located at 1730 Walnut. At the time of the photograph, the building was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Burton Canfield.
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