Louis Curtiss Studio Building

  • Also Known As: 1118 McGee Building

  • Address: 1116 - 1120 McGee St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Louis Curtiss Studio Building, 1116, 1118, 1120 McGee Street in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, is important as an early example of reinforced concrete and glass curtain wall architecture in the United States. It is also noteworthy for its partially intact early modern interior design. The building was designed and built to serve as the office and residence of its architect, Louis Curtiss. The street facade, stairhall and Curtiss' former office survive with a high degree of original integrity. - NRHP



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1908/00/00 Louis Curtiss Architect Louis Curtiss designs the Louis Curtiss Studio Building, built 1909 Advent of the Curtain Wall
1909/00/00 Louis Curtiss Work Louis Curtiss opens an office on the 2nd floor of the newly completed Curtiss Building. Birth of Modern Architecture
1915/00/00 Lewis W Haverkamp Office Haverkamp becomes an architect and sets up his own office in the Curtiss Building.

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Particulars for Louis Curtiss Studio Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Area of Significance Engineering
Building Attribute Glass Curtain Wall
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Professional
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72000716
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Curtiss,Louis
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Glass Curtain Wall
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1909
Associated People: Curtiss,Louis
Historic Function: Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Professional, Single dwelling, Business
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Business

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