John H. Felt

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Administration building at Northwest Missouri State University

John H. Felt (1867, Indiana – 1938, Missouri) was an architect who designed many churches, schools, and government buildings in Missouri and Kansas.

He was born in Indiana and moved to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1898 where he formed J.H. Felt & Company.

In 1937 he moved to Kansas City where he was senior at the firm Felt, Dunham & Kriehn, and in 1936 following Mr. Dunham's withdrawal, continued under the name of Felt & Kriehn.[1]

Among the buildings he designed are the Administration Buildings at Northwest Missouri State University and Emporia State University[1] and the Boone County, Missouri Courthouse.[2]

In 1904 he became publisher of Modern Architecture magazine.[3][4]

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Felt has multiple structures in two historic districts, a city hall and two schools on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Ref Property Address City Listed
02000817 Krug Park Place Historic District Roughly bounded by St. Joseph Ave., Myrtle St., Clark St., and Magnolia Ave., St. Joseph, Missouri 2002-08-01
04000088 Hicklin School (Lexington High School) MO 24 Lexington, Missouri 2004-02-24
85000455 Greenfield Courthouse Square Historic District Roughly bounded by North, Hinchman, South and Pennsylvania Sts. Greenfield, Indiana 1985-03-07
79001362 City Hall MO 111 Forest City, Missouri 1979-06-27
96001381 George Washington Carver School 909 Westminister Fulton, Missouri 1996-12-02
08001208 Charles Barr House 25 W. Walnut St. Greenfield, Indiana 2008-12-22


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Boone County Courthouse History
  3. ^ The Book of Missourians by M. L. Van Nada 1906 accessed via
  4. ^ Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) Elsie Rathburn Withey 1956 access via
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.