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Architectural Icons of Kansas City (Orange)
Below the orange and yellow printed "Kansas City" across the top of this piece is a synopsis of the city's most notable architectural monuments by 1981. Some are still standing and some have since been demolished, but altogether they compile a history of the city with major monuments enlarged along the border of the print and smaller notations nearer the center. At the center is a pen and ink artist's representation of the city's north-south axis that is flattened with the major monuments branching off of it. The Pioneer Mother monument crowns the composition and goes clockwise to include the Country Club Plaza, New York Life Building and Crown Center, with a multitude of architectural sites and districts in between. Two depictions of the corner ornamentation from the New England Building at 112 W. 9th Street flank the city's name at the top and connect to the mirroring ornamental appliques that begin a thin color border around the lower portion of the print.