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A "Castle" for Dr. Tiffany
Illustration and article about "the residence being built for Dr. Flavel B. Tiffany [or Flavel Tiffany] on the west side of Garfield avenue at the Cliff drive," resembling a European castle and designed...
A Fine Kansas City Home Beginning to Take Form
Illustration and caption about the "very fine example of a Tudor manor in the new home of U. S. Epperson" being built in 1921 "on a hilltop at the southwest corner of [52nd Street] and Cherry streets,"...
A New Home for Frank L. Severance
Illustration and caption about the new house of Frank Severance, "treasurer of the Irving-Pitt Manufacturing Company, being built at 629 West [57th Street Terrace," designed by architect John Van Brunt....
Albert B. Fuller
February 9, 1964
Obituary of Albert Fuller, an architect of residences and World War II munitions plants and churches. He was born in Kansas City about 1890 and had a residence at 219 North Monroe Avenue.
Albert Wiser Obituary
File containing an obituary for architect Albert Wiser, "designer of the Sophian Plaza, the Waltower building, the Georgian Court apartments and many other buildings in Kansas City and the Southwest" before...
An Interesting Treatment of Exterior Materials
Illustration and floor plan of "the new bungalow residence of A. J. Mehl, at the southeast corner of Huntington road and Brookside boulevard," designed by architect Clarence Shepard.
An Italian Residence to Be Built by J. B. McGilvray
April 9, 2022
Illustration and caption about the "residence being started for J. B. McGilvray of the legal firm of McGilvray, Warren & Woodbury at the southwest corner of Summit street and [61st Street Terrace]," designed...
Blossom Home Now Architects' Office
Photos and article about "the purchase and restoration of the old Major George Newton Blossom [or George Blossom] mansion at 1032 Pennsylvania [Avenue] by the partners in Urban Architects, Inc. and Arnold...
Deaths: Galen V. R. Gloyd Dies
Photo and obituary for Galen Gloyd, "78, of 16 East [68th Street]," a retired United States Army Corps of Engineer architect. Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1909 and designing "the home...
Deaths: Harry L. Wagner
Obituary for architect Harry Wagner, designer of "several hundred" homes in the Country Club Plaza District, as well as some churches and the remodeling of Municipal Stadium.
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.
Mission Hills: Beauty and Location Continue to Draw Residents
Photos and article about the Mission Hills residential district of northeast Johnson County, Kansas, including its history from 1912 and incorporation as a city in 1949, continuing regard as an elite area...
Mrs. Elbert Peabody
Obituary for Mrs. Elbert Hutchinson Peabody, or Mrs. Elbert Peabody, a former designer, planner and builder of many residences in the Country Club District and the Mission Hills residential district, dying...
Pride of Craftsmen Detailed in Home
Real estate speculator in the rush of 1886-1887 with work featured in the Scientific American magazine. Drawing of plans for the Beatty home at 508 Garfield Street and photo of home in 1977. Article has...
Recent Architecture Here: More Samples of Fine New Kansas City Homes
December 3, 1899
Illustrations and descriptions of the following residences new in Kansas City in 1899: (1) Dr. Generous Henderson at 1016 Paseo, designed by Rudolf Markgraf; (2) Elliott Jones at Norledge Place, designed...
Richard Sutton Residence
Photo of the Dr. Richard Sutton residence, designed by architects John Van Brunt and Alfred Hertz.
Robert L. M'Bride Dies
File containing an obituary for Robert McBride, a native and architect of Independence, Missouri dying at the age of 89 after designing the city hall and many schools and residences there.
December 22, 1931
Roger Gilman was the architect of the Dickey residence at 5100 Rockhill Road. Roger Gilman, architect, is listed in the Kansas City city directories as follows: 1913 at 1011 Gloyd Building Office 1916...
January 14, 1949
Picture and information on Selby Kurfiss (ca. 1872-1949), a Kansas City architect residing at 320 North Chelsea Avenue and designing several residences as well as the Gillis Building, the Arthur Bryant...
These Commodious Houses Added to Kansas City's Residential District
Photos, illustration, and caption about three new houses in Kansas City: (1) the Earl Fleet ( a TWA pilot) residence at 6125 Morningside Drive, (2) the M. J. Henderson (probate judge) residence (designed...
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