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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Landmarks Commission o...
Fred T Comee
Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate
Biography of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), Architect
Baltimore Hotel Profile
Boley Building Profile
Willis Wood Theater Profile
Folly Theater Profile
Downtown Tax Request Takes Detour
July 12, 2007
Andrews McMeel Universal wants tax incentives to renovate the historic Boley Building located downtown at 12th and Walnut. The bulding is currently part of the Town Pavilion office complex and if this...
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.
West Side--The Arts Return to a Restored Folly
Article about the restoration of the Folly Theater, designed by Louis Curtiss, with its early history as a legitimate theater and more recent history as a burlesque house.
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 Individualist: An Autobiography by J. Logan Jones
Autobiographical book about J. Logan Jones (1859-1945), founder of the Jones Store Company in Kansas City, born in a wigwam on an Ottawa Indian camp in Kansas and moving to Kansas City in the 1890s. History...
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...
Westheight Manor: Certified Local Government Program
Biographical sketch of Fred Wilson, an architect and "Planning Commission engineer" in 1910s-1920s Kansas City, Kansas working with Selby Kurfiss, Louis Curtiss, George Kessler, and W. W. Rose, with residences...
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...
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Building at 1118 McGee by Louis Curtiss, architect, in 1909.
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