Wight and Wight

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Nelson Atkins Museum (before the 2007 remodeling)

Wight and Wight, known also as Wight & Wight, was an architecture firm in Kansas City, Missouri consisting of the brothers Thomas Wight (September 17, 1874 – October 6, 1949)[1] and William Wight (January 22, 1882 – October 29, 1947)[2] who designed several landmark buildings in Missouri and Kansas.

The brothers were born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and worked for McKim, Mead and White for 10 years. Thomas moved to Kansas City in 1904 and joined a firm with Edward T. Wilder. William joined the firm in 1911 and Wilder retired in 1916.

The firm achieved its greatest in fame in the late 1920s and early 1930s creating large Neoclassical structures which have become Kansas City landmarks.

Notable structures:

Works listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places include (with NRHP attribution):


  1. ^ Wight, Thomas. "Find-a-Grave".
  2. ^ Wight, William. "Find-a-Grave".