Kansas City architect and his buildings
Buildings designed by the talented and eccentric architect Louis Curtiss (1865-1924) include:
- Swope Park Superintendent's residence in Kansas City
- Jesse A. Hoel residence in Kansas City
- Willis Wood Theater in Kansas City
- Union Depot in Joplin, MO
- Boley Clothing Co. Building (a 6-story glass building, the first of its kind) in Kansas City
- Louis Curtiss Studio in Kansas City
- Clay County State Bank in Excelsior Springs, MO
Another of Louis Curtiss's buildings, the Bernard Corrigan house in Kansas City, is included in the Historic American Building Survey at the Library of Congress website. The best way to find it is to visit the HABS homepage and type "Bernard Corrigan Kansas City" into the search bar. Like other Curtiss buildings, the Corrigan house is visually interesting and unique.
I wrote about another Louis Curtiss building in the post "Mineral Hall and Its Unique Arched Doorway".
This is by no means a full list of the buildings that Louis Curtiss designed. These are just the Curtiss buildings of which I found images.
Hypno+Raygun has posted an excellent collection of photographs of Louis Curtiss structures on Flickr.
Some other Louis Curtiss buildings appear in this Flikr search. (Research them carefully, though. Some of these buildings were actually by associates of Louis Curtiss -- and others.)
Also see "Louis Curtiss and the Politics of Architectural Reputation."