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Willis Wood Theater
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Fred T Comee
Landmarks Commission o...
Biography of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), Architect
Baltimore Hotel Profile
Boley Building Profile
Postcard from Old Kansas City
Willis Wood Theater Profile
Folly Theater Profile
Second Edition: Newspaper Syndicator Finds a Fitting Home in a Century-Old Building
December 7, 2007
Andrews McMeel Universal, "founded in 1970, distributes content ranging from 'Dear Abby' to 'Doonesbury'" to newspapers. The company will move into the Boley Building in 2009.
Corrigan Mansion in National Register
Announcement of the Corrigan mansion, built in 1913 from a design by Louis S. Curtiss, at 1200 West 55th Street, being added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
AIA Expresses Concern over Boley Building
Article about the Boley Building, listed on National Register for Historic Places, designed by Louis Curtiss, and located at 12th and Walnut Streets.
Birth of the Skyscraper
Article about the early skyscrapers, or very tall buildings, in Kansas City, describing their architecture and architects, such as Louis Curtiss's Boley Building.
The Seldom-Noticed Art: Kansas City Architecture
June 12 1966
Article describing these architects: (1) Breuer, Marcel, (2) Brostrom, Ernest Olaf, (3) Byrne, Mister ?, (4) Barry, Francis, (5) Curtiss, Louis, (6) Gunn, Frederick, (7) McKecknie, John, (8) Root, John...
Some of KC's Older Downtown Gems
Author describes his favorite Kansas City historic buildings and places of interest. These include the ''Town of Kansas'' area at the foot of Main Street, the Scarritt Building and Arcade at 818 Grand...
The Last Work of Louis Curtiss
Biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), designer of his last work, the Harry Miller, Sr. residence at 2204 Washington Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas in 1921.
Life of an Enigmatic Local Architects
Biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, designer of the first metal-glass curtain wall building in the world in 1906 (still standing at 1105 McGee Street).
Louis Curtiss in Kansas City
Biographical article about Louis Singleton Curtiss (1865-1924), a prominent Kansas City architect originally form Ontario, Canada, arriving in Kansas City in about 1890, building many progressively designed...
Stalking Louis Curtiss, Architect: A Portrait of the Man and His Work
Biographical book about Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), an architect in Kansas City from 1887 to his death. He was born in Canada and was a designer of architecture "from Southeast to Southwest" in the United...
Curtiss Studio Building
February 11, 1973
Built and designed in 1909 by Louis Curtiss, 20,000 square feet in area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Notable for its carefully proportioned glass-curtainwall and simple reinforced...
Kansas City in Caricature
Caricature of architect Louis Curtiss.
Jesse A. Hoel Residence
Close-up of the front door of the Jesse A. Hoel Residence, located at 2108 Washington Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas.
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