Liberty Memorial (Kansas City, MO) : Context view, looking south

Creator:
Aitken, Robert Ingersoll, 1878-1949
Magonigle, H. van Buren, 1867-1935
Wight and Wight, American architectural firm, active ca. 1916-1945
Published/Created:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
1921-1926 ; 2004-2006 (alteration)
Physical Description:
217 ft (height, tower)
Date Depicted:
2007
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
limestone; granite; stone; bronze; travertine; terrazzo; marble
Notes:
The Liberty Memorial is a memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War I and houses the official National World War I Museum, as designated by the United States Congress in 2004. The memorial was completed and dedicated on November 11, 1926. The memorial in Penn Valley Park was designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle who won a design competition. The approaches were designed by Wight and Wight. Among the sculptors involved were Robert Aikten, Edmond Amateis and John Donnelly. The grounds were designed by George Kessler. The building is designed in a classical "Beaux-Arts monumentalism", with Egyptian Revival details including two sphinx sculptures.
Variant Titles:
National World War I Museum
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Egyptian Revival
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-KC-LM-A1
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
war memorials (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; death or burial; military; war; World War, 1914-1918 Beaux-Arts; Egyptian Revival; Twenty-first century buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; buildings; memorials; built works; monuments; memorial columns; visual works; sculp
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Five
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2007
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4090
OID:
10056236
PID:
digcoll:1865988