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A Kansas City Architect, Phillip Drotts
Biographical article about architect Phillip Drotts, working in Kansas City from 1904 until the early 1950s, "the designer of some of the city's outstanding structures." Photos and description of his career,...
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan
Photos and biographical article about Clifton Breeden Sloan, or Clifton Sloan (1870-1958), an architect "responsible for some of Kansas City's most interesting architectural designs." Native of Illinois...
A Kansas City Architect: Edgar Faris
Biographical article about Edgar Faris (1882-1945), a Kansas City architect with extant works dating between 1908 and 1925, before moving to Miami in 1926, gaining "a national reputation as a landscape...
Adapting Architectural Style to the Needs of a Locality
Article by Harbourne Belcher of the firm of Shepard & Belcher, architects of Kansas City, about addressing the needs of "domestic architecture," giving examples in the Country Club District and Mission...
Ahead of Her Time: Mary Rockwell Hook
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City architect Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), and her techniques and designs ahead of their time with residences built with stones and other materials from...
Birth of a City
Historical overview of residential districts in Kansas City, starting in 1854 with Kersey Coates and Quality Hill.
Early Kansas City Architect Dies
Tribute to architect Elizabeth Rivard (ca. 1899-1988) upon her death on February 9, 1988. Awarded first architectural award of its kind in 1930, only because identity as a woman was unknown.
Early Kansas City Architect: A Liberated Woman
Photos and biographical article about Nelle Peters (1884-1974), a prolific architect (pictured) specializing in apartments and hotels in Kansas City and also designing churches, hotels, residences, and...
Early Kansas City Architects:
Photos and biographical article about the father and daughter architectural team of Dr. James Stewart (1852-1920) and his daughter Carrie Stewart. Description of James as a native of Indiana coming to...
Early Kansas City Architects: "Violence in the Ranks"
Biographical article about architect Albert Ramsden, killed in 1888, possibly by architectural colleague John Martling. Photo and description of perhaps his only local design, "Judge Shannon Douglass'...
Early Kansas City Architects: Adriance and John Van Brunt
Photos and biographical article about Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913) and John Van Brunt (1855-1924), brothers and architects not related to fellow Kansas City architects Henry Van Brunt and Courtlandt...
Early Kansas City Architects: Alice G. Jackson
Photo and biographical article about Alice Jackson, an early woman architect in Kansas City. She was born in Illinois in 1863 and did not start her architectural career until she was almost 50 years old....
Early Kansas City Architects: George Carman
Photos and biographical article about George Carman, a local architect designing the Gem Theater (1615-17 East 18th Street), Kansas City Journal Building (300 E. 8th Street), and many houses.
Early Kansas City Architects: Homemaker Par Excellence
Photos and biographical article about Elizabeth Evans Rivard, a contemporary woman architect of Nelle Peters in Kansas City, designing mainly homes from about 1923 to 1933. Description of her life and...
Early Kansas City Architects: Horace LaPierre
Photos and biographical article about Horace LaPierre, an artistic architect specializing in residential designs in Kansas City.
Early Kansas City Architects: Selby Kurfiss
Photos and biographical article about architect Selby Kurfiss, a native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City by 1891 "as a draftsman for Adriance Van Brunt," dying in 1949. Description of his career, designing...
Early Kansas City Architects: Van Brunt and Howe
Photo and biographical article about Henry Van Brunt (1836-1903) and Frank Howe (1849-1909), partners in the Kansas City architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe, established here in 1885. Van Brunt a native...
Elizabeth Rivard of Kansas City: Pioneer in a Man's World
Photos and biographical article about Elizabeth Rivard, an early Kansas City woman architect designing numerous residences in the Kansas City area including Mission Hills and Westwood Hills. Also "the...
Photo and architectural drawings of the entrance to the residence at 5720 High Drive, designed by Shepard & Belcher, architects.
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