A history of classic design in Kansas City.

The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri — Hotel No. 14 By 1927, the McCanles Building Company purchased three lots on the south side of the creek and commissioned local noted architect Alonzo Gentry to design luxury apartments to harmonize with the Spanish and Mediterranean motifs employed for the nascent Country Club Plaza. Perhaps others would …

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Making Headlines In Portland, Maine

Housed in the former offices of the Portland Press Herald, the Press Hotel is both a homage and a love letter to the golden age of print journalism.

The Press Hotel – Hotel No. 82 The Gannett Building, former home to the offices and printing plant of the Portland Press Herald – Maine’s largest newspaper – has now turned a new leaf with the opening of The Press Hotel. The journalistic DNA, however, lives on in the fabric of this boutique hotel’s design. …

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