Edward Buehler Delk (1885-1956) Collection (KC0243)
Edward Delk was one of the principle architects in Kansas City from the 1920's and 1930's. His work helped develop the overall architectural style of the city. He is best known as principal planner of the Kansas City Country Club Plaza, which was designed as a retail center in 1922. Although best remembered for his public buildings, some of the finer houses in the Kansas City area were his designs. Delk was an extensive traveler. He was fascinated with the architecture and design he discovered abroad and often used adaptations of foreign motifs in his work. This can best be seen in the varied styles of his residential work.
The collection consists of the architect's personal and professional photographs. The personal photographs mainly center on the Delks' travels around the world and often focus on the architecture of countries he visited. The professional photographs are mainly external views of private residences. 1917-1962.
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