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Mckecknie, John W
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A Kansas City Architect, Phillip Drotts
Biographical article about architect Phillip Drotts, working in Kansas City from 1904 until the early 1950s, "the designer of some of the city's outstanding structures." Photos and description of his career,...
Armour Boulevard Apartments
Nomination form for the National Register for the apartment buildings on Armour Boulevard (between Wyandotte and Baltimore Avenues) designed by John McKecknie, "a very prominent architect." Photos and...
Biography of John McKecknie (1862-1934), Architect
Early Concrete Construction in Kansas City
Photos and article about early concrete construction in Kansas City, including some of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the country, including the Gumbel Building (built in 1904 at the southeast...
Grand Avenue Temple Profile
Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th and Walnut Street shows electric streetcar lines. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building (801 Walnut) which was completed in 1904.
Gumbel Building to Go Condo, Developer Says
July 30, 2005
Developer Mark Latshaw has announced plans to renovate the Gumbel Building at Eighth and Walnut Streets into 32 loft-style condominiums. Article includes summary of history and significance of the building,...
Historic Grand Avenue Temple Faces Demolition
The "Mother Church of Methodism" faces possible closure and demolition. The historic Greek Revival Church at 205 E. 9th was designed by John McKecknie. Congregation members are considering an offer from...
J. W. M'Kecknie Is Dead: Veteran Architect Was Widely Known in His Field
Photo and obituary for John McKecknie (1862-1934), an architect with offices in the New York Life Building and residence at 4811 Holly Street. Description of his life and career as a native of Ohio coming...
Photo and bio of John McKecknie, an architect born in Ohio in 1862 and coming to Kansas City in 1898. "John W. McKecknie was born in Clarksville, Ohio, October 3, 1862 . . . He then took a classical course...
Article about the architecture in Westport designed by architect John McKecknie.
Photo of the "Merriweather Residence, Kansas City," designed by architect John McKecknie, and, according to the handwritten address in the margin, located at 3616 Gladstone Boulevard.
Miniature Museum of Kansas City
Article about the house at 5235 Oak Street built in 1911 for Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Tureman, designed by architect John McKecknie. On October 17, 1982, the Miniature Museum of Kansas City opened its doors...
Stine and McClure Undertaking Company Building
This file includes a copy of the National Register of Historic Places registration form for the Stine and McClure Funeral Home building located at 924-26 Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri. John McKecknie...
Stine and McClure Undertaking Company Building Profile
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 Southern Architect: First Annual Review of the Architectural Exhibit
Booklet of architecture displaying local architecture by the following architects: (1) Carl Boller; (2) Owen & Payson; (3) Louis Curtiss; (4) Root & Siemens; (5) Roger Gilman; (6) John Van Brunt; (7) Fred...
Wards Kansas City: A Half-Mile around the Outside, with 47,000 Panes of Glass--The Largest Building West of the Mississippi. ..
April 7, 1999
Photos, illustrations, and article about the "Montgomery Ward building at St. John and Belmont" Avenues (or 6200 Saint John Avenue) in the Northeast residential district, built in 1914 as "[t]he largest...
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