Just one more post about Louis Curtiss and then I promise to move on to other stuff for a while! Given that virtually all of Curtiss’ work is “lesser-known”, saying so about some of the following may be redundant! Still, there are a few places that are more obscure than others.
Built in 1909-1910 and demolished around 1944, this Harvey House hotel in Lamy, New Mexico, was named El Ortiz:
Built as a centerpiece for his Westheight Manor subdivision in Kansas City, developer Jesse Hoel’s residence has been compared favorably to works by Frank Lloyd Wright as well as Greene and Greene:
The six-story Jones Store as Curtiss designed it with terra-cotta and glass facade in the Commercial (aka Chicago) Style.
This residential design features a green clay tile roof rather than the red found on so many Curtiss designs.
Update 3/27/19: The Victor Beutner residence, below, and built in 1911 at 1300 East 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, has long been erroneously attributed to Curtiss. The house was actually designed by Buetner, an engineer who designed factories.
Built two years after the Boley Building in Kansas City, this St. Louis building has less glass but similar fenestration patterning:
One of his earlier residential commissions, this house has an interesting staircase. Note that the entry glazing goes all the way to the porch ceiling. A real estate listing on Zillow did not even acknowledge that Curtiss was the architect! Sorry about the blurry realtor-quality photos:
Bonus link! Check out this interesting church designed by Curtiss in 1893: Chapel of the Veterans