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.
The Victor Beutner residence had been empty and at-risk for a while but appears to have found a new owner and is now occupied:
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