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Willis Wood Theater
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Fred T Comee
Landmarks Commission o...
Willis Wood Theater Profile
Westheight: Neighbors Call It ''Kansas City's Best-Kept Secret"
Full-color photo of Westheight Manor in Kansas City, Kansas, designed by Louis Curtiss.
The Willis Wood Theatre
Lengthy article concerning the building of the Willis Wood Theater located at 11th and Balitmore in downtown Kansas City. Includes a description of the building and the materials used. The architect listed...
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...
The Lens of Legacy
Three years ago "KC Magazine" initiated its Design Excellence Awards program. Since its inception, they "have honored El Dorado Inc., Helix Architecture + Design, and Wendlandt & Stallbaumer with this...
One paragraph about the rehabilitation by the Merlyn Desmarteau family of "their house at 500 East 36th Street," formerly a rooming house and designed by Louis Curtiss.
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.
The Kansas City Architectural Heritage
Photos and biographical article about Louis Curtiss, architect of "the first two curtain wall building in Kansas City," the Boley Building at 12th and Walnut Streets (completed in 1909) and his own office...
The Architecture of John Wellborn Root
Photo (of the Grand Avenue railroad station) and description (by author and Kansas City Star architectural critic Donald Hoffmann) of buildings and construction techniques in Kansas City designed by architect...
The Architecture of America: A Social and Cultural History
Description of the innovative glass-walled Boley Building built in 1909 by Louis Curtiss, exploring the motif of a transparent glass wall, enclosing an entire structure.
Taming the Devil-Wagons
First part of the article about early automobiles in the Kansas City area, describing an accident in 1902 Downtown Kansas City involving Robert and Bettina Prigg and allegedly Louis Curtiss, a prominent...
Swope Park, Superintendent's Residence
Postcard of the Superintendent's Residence at Sixty-ninth and Elmwood avenue, in Swope Park
Stately Elegance: Hand-Decorated Walls Set Apart House Designed by Louis Curtiss
December 22, 1985
Information about the Miller Home at 2204 Washington Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas, the last completed project of architect Louis Singleton Curtiss, or Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), also describing its...
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...
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...
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.
Roland Bruner Residence
Nomination form for the National Register for the Roland Bruner residence, also known as "Mineral Hall" or "Ownby Hall," built in 1903-1904 at 4340 Oak Street by Henry Johnson and later owned by the Kansas...
Postcard from Old Kansas City
Post Card from Old Kansas City
Photo and history of the Willis Wood Theatre, depicting firemen with equipment and horses in front of the theater.
Old City Hall Tower Comes Down, New Market Goes Up
Photograph of the dismantling of the old city hall designed by architect Louis Curtiss in "Southern French Renaissance style" and first occupied in 1892.
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