Hoit, Price and Barnes

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Municipal Auditorium (1936), an art deco landmark designed by Gentry, Voskamp and Neville, in association with Hoit, Price and Barnes.

Hoit, Price and Barnes was an architect firm in Kansas City, Missouri that built several landmark buildings there.

The firm was particularly noted for its Art Deco style which has defined the Kansas City skyline for many years including two of the city's biggest buildings the Kansas City Power and Light Building (which was Missouri's tallest building from 1931 until 1976) and 909 Walnut Tower.

Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City) was called by the Architectural Record "one of the 10 best buildings of the world that year"[1]

In 2000 the Princeton Architectural Press called it one of the 500 most important architectural works in the United States.[2]

Principals of the firm[edit]

  • Henry F. Hoit (1873-1951) - a native of Chicago, Illinois who moved to Kansas City in 1901[3]
  • Edwin Price (1885-1957) - a native of Arkansas[4]
  • Alfred Edward Barnes (1892-May 11, 1960)[5]

Buildings on National Register of Historic Places[6][edit]

  • Baker-Vawter Building, 915-917 Wyandotte, Kansas City
  • Christian Church Hospital (aka Robinson Neurilogical Hospital), 2524 W. Paseo Blvd., Kansas City
  • Continental Hotel, 106 W. 11th St., Kansas City
  • 909 Walnut Tower, Kansas City
  • Kansas City Power and Light Building, 1330 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City
  • Kansas City Museum (aka Corinthian Hall), former home of R.A. Long, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City

Other buildings[edit]

Additional Buildings of Note[edit]