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"Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great
Pictures and article about the work to restore the home of John Willliams "Blind" Boone, a great pioneer of American ragtime music. The home is at 10 North Fourth Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri,...
11th Street West Historic District
1922 Getting It Done 1923
January 14, 1923
Photos and captions about the construction of the Kansas City Athletic Club building, showing its steel skeleton and at near completion.
2001 Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards
Photos and article about the winners of the 2001 Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the Valencia Place dome, the Rockhurst...
40-Year-Old Skyscraper Goes On the Market in KC
February 24, 2005
The Commerce Tower is for sale. The 30-story building downtown is 40 years old and has 540,000 square feet. It is currently owned by Tower Properties Co. and no asking price is listed. Current tenants...
911: An Emergency on Walnut
Article about the twin-towered Post Office Federal Building, winner of 1931 American Institute of Architecture award. Story of its near abandonment after a report by OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration)....
A City in a Square: The Story of K.C.'s Newest Downtown Development
Article about the new City Center Square building at 1100 Main Street, called a "vertical suburban shopping center," designed to help revitalize Downtown.
A Conceptual Analysis of the Stephen N. Dwight Building
A 30 page photocopied typewritten paper first written in 1970 and later revised in 1974. Includes copy of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Worksheet.
A Façade Is Altered
Photo and text about the new 2-story building for the printing business at 1108 Oak Street, originally established in 1898.
A Grand Centennial for a Grand Church
February 7, 2012
The Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church (205 E. 9th St., southeast corner of 9th Street and Grand Boulevard) was completed February 1912. It is the second church building that the United Methodist...
A Landmark Dies Hard: Razing of Old Junior College Proves Tough Job
March 29, 1953
Campus of Central High School in 1884. Became Junior College in 1915. Last classes held in 1942. Torn down on March 29, 1953.
A Lesson in Style: Art Deco
Photos and discussion about the unique American architectural style developed in the 1920s with Kansas City examples.
A Lesson in Style: Queen Anne
Description of Queen Anne architectural style, in vogue in America roughly from 1880 to 1900. Ornate style based on English medieval and Renaissance rural domestic.
A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm
July 11, 2010
Short article about the Rio Theatre in downtown Overland Park and its owners. Includes many color photographs of interior and exterior.
A Nest for Creativity
January 9, 2011
Article describes the opening of the City Ice Arts Center located in the old Kansas City Ice Building at 2029 Campbell Street in the Crossroads Arts District. Sean Kelley, owner, sees it as "a comfortable...
A New Attraction for Kansas City Opening Tomorrow
Article about the new Halls on the Plaza attraction.
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...
A Reprieve for the General Tire Building
Condemnation of building halted on the "first true Art Deco style structure of the city when constructed in 1928" at 1500 Baltimore Avenue.
A Spanish Type Building, Designed for High Class Shops, on Thirty-first Street
Illustration and caption about a new commercial building at 115 East 31st Street to be called the "Belva Shops," designed in Spanish architectural style by architects Shepard & Wiser and intended by owner...
A Tale of Two Cities
Article comparing Kansas City, Missouri, to Houston, Texas, in 1928, pointing out the following prominent urban features of Kansas City: one first-class Union Station, one beautiful war memorial, 550,000...
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