Michael C. Kathrens will Author Autograph his New Hardcover ~ Kansas City Houses: 1885-1938 ~ at a Meet & Greet Reception and Booksigning at a NEW DATE & TIME.

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Michael C. Kathrens, Kansas City Author will Celebrate the Publication and Author Autograph his New Hardcover Kansas City Houses: 1885-1938!  Order a Personalized Author Autographed Hardcover Now!

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Kansas City Houses: 1885-1938 explores the development of Kansas City's affluent residential districts beginning with Quality Hill in the 1850s, through the boom years of the 1920s, including the Sunset Hill and Mission Hills districts.  With 40 chapters including floor plans, architectural drawings, and photographs detailing interior architectural elements, and many newly commissioned photographs by noted local photographer Bruce Mathews.

Kansas City has a rich heritage of residential architecture that speaks to the importance this Midwestern metropolis during its boom years between 1880 and 1930.  The forty houses covered here were erected by the city's leading plutocrats, such as newspaper publisher William Rockhill Nelson, whose fortune helped establish the Nelson-Atkins Museum; minerals magnate August R. Meyer; lumber baron Robert A. Long; oilman Ernest C. Winters; and Walter E. Bixby of Kansas City Life Insurance.  Among the noted architects profiled are Edward W. Tanner; Henry F. Hoit; Louis S. Curtiss; the New York firm of George Brown Post in collaboration with Kansas City based architect Roger Gilman (Dean of RISD, 1919-1929); and Mary Rockwell Hook (one of the first women to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris).  Most of these houses were designed in the European and American revival styles prevalent during this period, although distinguished by a unique Midwestern sensibility.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Michael C. Kathrens is an Independent Scholar specializing in American Residential Architecture and Interior Decoration of the mid 19th through the early 20th Centuries, and has Authored many Books on these subjects.  His forthcoming projects include Newport Cottages: 1835-1990 and The Houses of Ogden Codman Jr.  He is a life-long resident of Kansas City.

NEW DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at George ~ A Lifestyle Store, 315 E 55th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64113

EVENT FORMAT:  Michael C. Kathrens will Author Autograph his New Hardcover Kansas City Houses: 1885-1938 and visit with patrons.  Refreshments will be served.

THIS IS A COMPLIMENTARY OPEN HOUSE EVENT.  Make Your Reservations by contacting Rainy Day Books via E-Mail, or Call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 during Normal Business Hours.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
George ~ A Lifestyle Store
315 E 55th Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
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