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Proudfoot and Bird Architects research collection

Date: [1880?-1900?]

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: UID 44813

Unit ID: 44813

Abstract: Research materials on Proudfoot and Bird Architects, much of which was gathered in preparation for a 1987 exhibit celebrating a century of buildings in Wichita, Kan. The collection consists of photographs of buildings (mostly exterior shots, some interiors); correspondence; research papers; architectural magazines; architectural studies, particularly for historic register nominations; notes; and photocopies of contemporaneous newspaper clippings & other materials, as well as materials related to the exhibit such as minutes, agendas & schedules, invoices, and other documents.

Space Required/Quantity: 1.50 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Proudfoot and Bird Architects research collection

Titles (Other):

  • Carlson, Ed

Administrative History

Administrative History: Proudfoot and Bird were architects who operated out of Wichita, Kansas, during the 1880s-1890s. They built private residences, churches, schools & university buildings, and other structures throughout the state of Kansas and the region during this period, focusing particularly on the Richardson Romanesque style.

Scope and Content


Locator Contents
110-03-04-07 to 110-03-04-08   

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials: Associated materials: In the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka) photograph collection.

Index Terms


    Proudfoot and Bird (Firm) -- Research
    Bird, George W. (George Washington), 1854-1953
    Carlson, Ed
    Proudfoot, W. T. (William Thomas), 1860-1928
    Architects -- Kansas
    Architecture, Victorian -- Kansas
    Romanesque revival (Architecture) -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors