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Ford, Susan Jezak
10 Shining Years For KC Curlers
June 14, 2004
The author in his newspaper commentary column discusses the 10th anniversary of the sculpture atop the pylons at Bartle Hall, often referred to as "hair curlers". The name of the sculpture is "Sky Stations"...
A Legend Returns
August 17, 2006
The Harvey House Diner is now open in Union Station. The restaurant is patterned after the original Harvey House restaurant and replaces the food courts that were there when the station reopened. The long...
A Lesson in Style: Art Deco
Photos and discussion about the unique American architectural style developed in the 1920s with Kansas City examples.
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...
Art Deco Poster
Unframed (18.5 in. x 26 in.) color poster on foam board titled: "Kansas City Art Deco, Rediscovering an Era, 1922-1940." Bottom of poster states: "A Benefit For the Historic Kansas City Foundation Art...
Awards Abound for 1995 Art Deco Poster
Kansas City Art Deco Society organized by the Historic Kansas City Foundation Gazette. First meeting held March 26, 1996.
Biography of Charles Ashley Smith (1878-1962), Architect
Biography of Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), Architect
Biography of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), Architect
Blaze Destroys Old Ballroom: Midtown Building, Opened in 1913, Was in Renovation
Photos and article about the fire destroying the Monaco Ballroom, a former movie theater being restored at 31st and Cherry Streets. Built in 1913 as the Gillham Theater ("a movie palace") "by Cleveland...
Boss Tom's Deco Empire
Photos and article about the Art Deco architecture in Kansas City built under the unofficial administration of political machine boss Tom Pendergast (Thomas J. Pendergast, Sr.) in the Great Depression...
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.
Building's Power Failure Harms Telecom Tenants
December 16-22, 2005
The Bryant Building downtown is being made into a telecom carrier hotel. The art deco building is 75 years old, and "lost power for 18 hours Dec. 11, a crippling blow to the scores of telecom tenants that...
Church Buys Katz Building
September 29, 2011
The former Katz drug store building at 3948 Main St. was auctioned off and purchased by Redeemer Fellowship Church, which opened in 2008 at 3921 Baltimore. "The purchase price was not disclosed." The art...
August 23, 1931
Kansas City, Missouri's, City Hall is 30 stories in height and 423 feet in elevation.
City Hall Profile
City of Art, Kansas City's Public Art
The author describes the Kansas City Power and Light Building as "Kansas City's most distinctive skyscraper and one of the country's best examples of art-deco design." Includes photographs of the outside...
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...
Photos and biographical article about Kenneth Owens Morgan, or Kenneth Morgan, a "27-year-old designer" of furniture and houses, growing up in Taos, New Mexico and "heavily influenced by Kansas City's...
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