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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
Angela Alexander, Costumer to the Stars
November 6, 2011
Obituary and article about Kansas City native Angela Diokaris Alexander, who in her career as a Hollywood costumer worked with stars like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Alexander died on October 8,...
Area Design Firm Gaining National Recognition
May 26, 2010
Article discusses Dimensioinal Innovations of Overland Park, Kansas. The company has done "a wide variety of high-profile design tasks in the business, sports and government worlds" including the parking...
Postcard of the Armour-Swift Bridge
Art for the Ages
Architect Moshe Safdie enlists students from the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) to design and paint murals in the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the Proscenium Theatre box seating area....
Artists' Careers Get a Boost
February 14, 2010
Three artists have received the 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation visual artist awards for artistic merit. They are clothing designer, Ari Fish; fabric artist, Sonie Ruffin; and painter, Caleb Taylor. Article...
Bertrand Rockwell Residence
The Rockwell house at 1004 West 52nd Street was featured as the 13th Designers' Showhouse in 1982.
Biography of Edna Marie Dunn (1893-1983), Fashion Illustrator and Designer
Biography of Mary Elizabeth Colter (1869-1958), Architect and Designer
Biography of Nell Snead (1885-1978), Newspaper Reporter and Editor
Photos and article about BNIM, or Berkebile, Nelson, Immenschuh, McDowell, and Cassias. Designers of more square footage for office use in Kansas City than any design firm in the history of Kansas City....
Board of Trade Building (Second) Profile
Builders, Designers Work to Make Vision a Reality
February 11-17. 2005
Article describes planning process for creating the "seven-block entertainment and lifestyle district".
City park located at 27th and Madison. Designers Elpidio Rocha and Dale Eldred were awarded for imaginative use of materials in the design of this park.
Full frontal view of the Juanita Collins Residence, located at 3505 Thompson. Designers Gerry Correa and Robert Collins received an award for their work in restoring this home.
Designers of the Fair
Photos, portraits, and biographical article about the designers of the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis, including Henry Van Brunt of the Kansas City firm Van Brunt & Howe, Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan,...
Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
Aticle about the eighth Designers' Showhouse, at 1008 Valentine Road, a Victorian mansion built in 1901-1902 for the family of Llewellyn James, general counsel for the Armour Packing Company and later...
Designers' Showhouse I
The first Designers' Showhouse was 5208 Belleview Avenue, residence of Harry Seavey. Designed by architect John Van Brunt, it was built in 1912 and overlooked Brush Creek Valley. Seavey was born in Chicago...
Designers' Showhouse Revisited! A Look Back at the Colorful History of One of Kansas City's Favorite Homes
Story of the mansion at 55th and Ward Parkways in the Country Club District, and its owner, Mack B. Nelson, a Long-Bell Lumber Company executive.
Designers' Showhouse XIX
Two-page paper on the 19th Designers' Showhouse showcasing the residence of Herbert P. Wright at 3735 Belleview Avenue. The house was built in 1913, designed by architect Clarence Shepard, and listed "on...
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