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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.
Kansas City as It Is
Photos of the residences of W. A. Rule, his country home designed by architect Louis Curtiss, and his city house at 4320 Oak Street.
Kansas City in Caricature
Caricature of architect Louis Curtiss.
Kansas City, Its Resources and Their Development: A Souvenir of the Kansas City Times
Photos and bios of Andrew Foley, Simeon Chamberlain, and Louis Curtiss, among others on the page. Description of Foley as a proprietor of saloons, the first established in 1888 at 414 Main Street and moved...
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).
Thorough biographical sketch of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), "unquestionably Kansas City's most important architect," with information about his life and career, including his designs in and outside of Kansas...
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, designer of the Baltimore Hotel, the Boley Building, and "everything from bungalows to city halls."
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...
Louis Curtiss Studio
Frontal view; located at 1116-20 McGee.
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of Frederick Gunn, an architect born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1865 and settling in Kansas City about 1875, co-organizing "the firm of Gunn & Curtiss," working for 10 years with Louis Curtiss....
Mineral Hall at KCAI
November 22, 2009
Short article about Mineral Hall (4340 Oak St.) and its ornate front entrance, billed as "the most photographed door in Kansas City." Mineral Hall was built in 1903 by architect Louis Curtiss. It was originally...
Missouri's Contribution to American Architecture
Club structure built in 1893, designed by Frederick C. Gunn and Louis Curtiss, architects.
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.
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...
Folder contains a small three-fold publication entitled "An Exhibit of Paintings", by Roland Thomas. The exhibit was held at the J.F. Twogood Art Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. Thirty-six items are...
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...
Southtown History: Where They Lived
Photo and description of the home designed by architect Louis Curtiss for Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), a "two-story, 20-room home in the Art Nouveau style" at 55th and Ward Parkway. Description of Corrigan,...
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...
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...
Swope Park, Superintendent's Residence
Postcard of the Superintendent's Residence at Sixty-ninth and Elmwood avenue, in Swope Park
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