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BOT: 1906

BOT: 1906

Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1906. "Board of Trade Building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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That's a lot of bricks!

There's rather nice history of the building here. Needless to say, it's no longer around, having been razed in 1968.

Home sweet home

60 years before my time that is.

Spot the window washer.

Burnham & Root

This was Burnham & Root's most important commission in Kansas City. The Chicago firm won an architectural competition held for the project in 1886; the building was finished in 1888. The trading room was located behind the big arched windows on the top floor of the left-hand wing. Alas, like nearly all the other Burnham & Root buildings in KCMO, it was torn down - in this case, in 1968.

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