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Architecture -- Art De...
Fidelity National Bank...
Photograph, B/w, 8x1...
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Missouri Landmarks Com...
Power and Light Building
[Q]uickly became Kansas City's leading landmark. Photos and description of the 30-story building at 1330 Baltimore Avenue.
Music Hall Prepped For its Next 70 Years
July 28, 2006
A $13.4 million renovation of the Music Hall is about to begin with completion in February, 2007. The Music Hall opened in 1935 with its art deco fixtures and styling. With the renovation the stage will...
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....
Bringing Dowtown Back: The Bryant Building
Article about the renovation of the Bryant Building, listed in the Register of Historic Places, built in 1931 in Art Deco style with 22 stories at 1102 Grand Avenue.
Wreckers Erase Unique Station
Article about the tearing down for a parking lot by the Kansas City Terminal Railways of the 1934 Art Deco gas station next to Union Station, despite its architecture befitting its surroundings.
Old Spaces, New Places
Article examining the Art Deco detailing of the lobby of the Bryant Building, with photos.
Article profiles the home of Maggie and Leon Jacobs, an art deco structure on State Line Road in which exterior and interior party scenes from the film Mr. and Mrs. Bridge were shot. The home, designed...
Service Station to Meet Claims of Beauty and Utility
Article providing history of the service station prior to its demolition.
New Life for an Old Building
October 12, 2006
Article reporting the grand reopening of the Professional Building on October 12, 2006. The Alexander Co., of Madison, Wisconsin, converted the building at 11th and Grand into 132 apartments as part of...
The New Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo.
Booklet for the new auditorium constructed with the aid of a Public Works Administration 30 percent grant and Kansas City bond fund.
Knight in Shining Armour
December 9, 2007
Butch Rigby has decided to use a red art deco look for the interior of his Screenland Armour Theater which he is renovating at a cost of $1.4 million. The theater is located at 408 Armour Road in North...
Rediscovering Art Deco USA: A Nationwide Tour of Architectural Delights
Chapter devoted to Art Deco architecture in Kansas City.
Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A.: A Nationwide Tour of Architectural Delights
Color illustration of the City Hall at 12th and Oak Street, in Art Deco style.
A Reprieve for the General Tire Building
Condemnation of building halted on the "first true Art Deco style structure of the city when constructed in 1928" at 1500 Baltimore Avenue.
Art Deco Building Revived
August 5, 2005
Discussion of the renovation of the Former Fideltiy National Bank and Trust Building at 909 Walnut into luxury apartments and two multi-level penthouse condos. The first five floors of the 35-story building...
K. C.'s New Building Recalls 100 Years of Progress
Extensive article about the new Jackson County Courthouse at 12th and Oak Streets and its architecture, statuary, interior, etc., including contrasts with the older design of the Independence courthouse....
File contains photos and information on the Fidelity Building or the Fidelity Bank Building, a 32-story early Kansas City skyscraper built in 1932 at 911 Walnut Street on the site of the old Post Office...
Full frontal and side view of combination Shell gas station and Goodyear Tire store; located on southwest corner of 17th and McGee. Also shows Kansas City Star building and tower.
The Clay County Courthouse
History of the Clay County Courthouse built in 1936 by architects Wight & Wight, with photo, and history of its predecessors, the first built in 1830.
Kansas City's Art Deco
In-depth discussion on Art Deco style with photograph examples of philosophies behind architectural styles.
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