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Ben J Lubschez
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.
Frank Bott Residence
File includes a photo of the Bott house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, at 3640 Briarcliff Road, Kansas City, North.
Frank Dickinson Residence
September 1, 1912
Photos of the interior and exterior of the Frank Dickinson residence at 124 West 53rd Street, designed by architects Root & Siemens.
Garden Homes: Planned and Executed by J. C. Nichols
Book of Country Club Plaza homes only. Mary Rockwell on the last page of the book. George Fuller Green toward the end of the book. John Van Brunt through the entire book.
General View: Residence of Mr. Frank Schopflin, Kansas City, Missouri
Photos and architectural drawings of the residence at 1515 Stratford Road, designed by Clarence E. Shepard, architect.
General View: Residence of Mr. H. F. Bagby, Kansas City, Missouri
Photos and architectural drawings of the residence at 5519 Mission Drive, designed by Clarence E. Shepard, architect.
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Photos of the William Chick Scarritt, or William Scarritt mansion, built in 1888 at 3240 Norledge Avenue and designed by architect John Wellborn Root, or John Root.
If You've Too Much Climate, Try Climate Control: In the Missouri River Valley, You Are Smack in the Middle of a Trying Climate
Illustrations, map, architectural drawings, and article about the adaptations in housing necessary for comfortable residential living in the Missouri River Valley, including Kansas City and Saint Louis...
J. P. Townley Residence
Photo of the J. P. Townley residence at 3400 Gladstone Boulevard, designed by architects Root & Siemens.
Information on John Martling, an architect in Kansas City from 1886 to 1930 and a native of Neosho, Missouri. Description of his career, designing many residences and apartments (226 West 53rd Street in...
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 Construction Industry
File contains photos and information on the history of the construction industry in Kansas City, with details about structures (buildings, bridges, railroads and streets, and residences, etc.) and their...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Photo and bio of Colonel John Lee, "an architect and builder" born in Vermont in 1835 and coming to Kansas City in 1857 as "clerk in the American House on the Levee" before leaving for Chicago in 1858....
Leaders in Our Town
Photo and bio of Edward Tanner, vice-president of the J. C. Nichols Company and architect and main designer of the business buildings of the Country Club Plaza and many Country Club District residences...
Leaving Footprints in History
Interview with Dan Rockhill, an architect whose homes appear in the Kansas City area. The article notes that Rockhill is criticized by traditional architects for his "coldness," while Rockhill emphasizes...
Mary Rockwell Hook
Photo and biographical sketch of Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), a Kansas City architect and native of Junction City, Kansas, coming to Kansas City about 1905 as an architect. She was at first discriminated...
Mary Rockwell Hook Homes Tour
Contains 26 pages of a photocopied typescript dated September 11, 1977. Includes biographical information on the architect and list of general characteristics of a Hook-designed house. It gives details...
Mary Rockwell Hook: Pioneer Architect
Photos and biographical article about Mary Rockwell Hook, or Mary Hook (1877-1978), an early residential architect and native of Kansas City designing several residences (pictured with addresses, etc.)...
Mary Rockwell Hook: The Hook Style
Photos and biographical article about Mary Rockwell Hook, (1877-1978), "[a]mong the many good architects who have contributed to our city," describing her style of design, acquired "from her knowledge...
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