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Askren, Robert G
Harkins Commercial Pho...
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.
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
Fashionable Pearl Street
Description, including a photo of the Campbell home, of antebellum houses in Kansas City, concentrating on the once-important Pearl Street.
George F. Winter Residence
Full frontal view of the mansion located at 3000 Troost. Designed by architect William S. Matthews for George F. Winter, it was completed in 1890. In 1899, William J. Smith purchased the home, and later...
George S. Hovey Residence
File contains a booklet about the third Designers' Showhouse (1972) featuring the George Hovey residence, built in 1909 at 1005 Valentine Road, "and lived in by only one other family [by 1972], the Howard...
Gli Stati Uniti e la Concorrenza Americana
Diagrams of types of houses and explanation in Italian.
Harry S. Truman Residence
Street level view of the Harry S. Truman residence located at the southeast corner of Delaware and Truman Road in Independence, Missouri.
Historical Sketch of Howard Family Given
Photo, caption, and article about the 1854 William Howard residence "near Lee's Summit," Missouri, and the William Howard family of Jackson County. Description of the life and career of William Howard....
Street level view of the Charles B. Hochstetler home.
Homes and Floor Plans
This issue contains photos of homes with floor plans of some residences built by the J. C. Nichols Company in the Country Club District.
House of Blue Awnings, 6315 Ward Parkway
Fact sheet on the history of the 37th Symphony Designers' Showhouse at 6315 Ward Parkway, last owned by Richard and Annette Bloch. Mrs. Bloch selected the blue color for the awnings on the house, not realizing...
How Does Liesel’s Garden Grow
Article on the 1929 colonial home of Liesl and Joey McLiney, originally owned by the Isaac P. Ryland family. McLiney’s late grandmother had been an organic Master Gardener, as well as her mother Harriett...
Humboldt Avenue in Hyde Park
Street level view of Humboldt Avenue and Main in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Home on the right is believed to be the William D. McLeod residence, located at 3601 Main.
In Cabins and Sod-Houses
Illustration of "a sod-house," a type of cabin in the pioneer days.
Street level view of Independence Avenue intersecting Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes in view residences along the street as well as a horse and buggy. Photograph made from book "Picturesque...
James L. Lombard Residence
Photo of the residence of James Lombard, or J. L. Lombard, at 1805 Jefferson Street.
Jefferson Street Residences
Full frontal and partial side view of houses on west side of Jefferson at 17th Street.
John Henry Aikens Residence
One page about the John Henry Aikens residence on display for the 1981 Designers' Showhouse XII at 800 West 56th Street, built in 1911. Description of the house and its owner, the first president of the...
Mary Rockwell Hook Residence
Description and history of the Mary Rockwell Hook residence in Kansas City. Hook was a pioneer female architect of Kansas City. She designed many residences including this one for her family built in 1927...
Multnomah, Home of John Dougherty
Includes a picture and information about the home of Indian agent John Dougherty which he named Multnomah, after the falls in Oregon. The home was located in Clay County, Platte Township, seven and one-half...
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