These are of Corby Place Senior Apartments in St. Joseph, MO. Restoration by Foutch Brothers. History fans might be interested in the building’s nomination form to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Big Chief notebook that millions of school kids have scribbled in over the decades were made in this building in St. Joseph, MO. The building has since been restored and converted to apartments by the Foutch Brothers and is now know as Mitchell Park Plaza. It does my heart good to see such a beautiful old building given a new life; too many like it have been leveled for parking.
I’m way behind again in updating the blog, so advance apologies to the loyal subscribers who are about to be buried in a sudden deluge. Of COOL stuff!
These are a just a few of the interior photos done for Helix of their work at Highland Place apartments in the 18th + Vine neighborhood. Their restoration of existing houses and apartment building won a 2013 Capstone Award.
I got to take a road trip a few weeks ago to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX by Morphosis. I highly recommend a visit – and I recommend leaving your tripod at home and actually taking time to look at the exhibits. For more photos and a review of the architecture go to A Weekly Dose of Architecture.
OK I admit to a particular fondness for industrial, utilitarian projects, but this facility for the Grandview, MO Public Works Department by SFS Architecture is especially cool – architecturally, but also in terms of urban design. The way these purposeful buildings relate to each other and the open spaces between is really nice. I’m happy to be able to share some photos of the place because you’d probably get yelled at if you try to slip past the gates to see it yourself – or hit by a truck…