What a mounted crusading knight might have had in 1266, around the time of the Siege of Jerusalem
American Guide Assignment #6
Architecture in Midtown Kansas City, Missouri
Almost every prominent American architectural style can be found in this diverse, mixed-income area that stretches roughly from 31st Street on the north to 46th Street on the south, and runs from State Line Road on the west to The Paseo on the east. When I first moved into the area, I was immediately struck by the beauty and the variety of the homes and buildings here, and the block-to-block transitions from grandeur to grit and back.
Photos clockwise from top:
1. Colonnade apartment buildings generally have six units and are fairly unique to Kansas City. Before air conditioning, people often slept on the huge, open front porches. These apartment buildings are ubiquitous in the urban core.
2. Late 19th century Queen Anne Victorian in the Squier Park neighborhood that likely existed as a farmhouse before the city expanded southward.
3. American Craftsman home in Squier Park.
4. Kansas City Shirtwaist homes in Westport. This architectural style is also unique to Kansas City.
5. Arts-and-Crafts bungalow in South Hyde Park.
6. American Craftsman home in South Hyde Park.
7. Victorian-era home in Southmoreland.
8. Strange blue facade and Art Deco details at Harling’s near Westport Road and Main Street.
9. Troost Avenue is unfortunately seen as a demographic dividing line by many, though we all live in the same city. This interesting building recently started undergoing renovations, and I can’t wait to see what becomes of it.
10. The Katz Building on Main Street, once a pharmacy and now abandoned, is an instance of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Midtown.
This place just gets better…..and better…… YES, I’ve been inside once before, I just didn’t have time on this trip.
Photographs from The North American Indian, a 20-volume work published between 1907 and 1930, filled with over 1,500 photographs as well as records of tribal lore and history, biographical sketches, and descriptions of traditional foods, housing, clothing, ceremonies, and customs. American photographer Edward S. Curtis wanted to capture all he could before it vanished. The pictures cover almost all of the USA, even the ice along the Arctic Ocean and the desert border with Mexico. While painting an idealized picture, Curtis’ images also contrasted with the public’s perception of Native Americans as impediments to be moved off useful land.
Me on the first day of college after being out of school for four years.