Kansas City Power and Light Building, Kansas City, Missouri
by Wampa-One

Cathedral spire of a top on this 1930s skyscraper.

Canoes, caves, springs, and karst on the Current River. Ozark National Scenic Riverways. SE Missouri.

St. Louis, Missouri.


A toue (shepherd’s shelter) in the Pyrénées.

Submitted by Catherine Cussy.

(Source: cabinporn)


A German Soldier lights up a cigarette for a British Soldier. Christmas Truce, Western Front 1914.


Four Marines after taking over the job of being the foster mothers to a pack of puppies after their real mother, after being left behind by the Japanese, gave birth to a litter of 13 and was unable to care for them.

From left to right: 2nd Lt. G.H. Hoffman Jr., Corporal Louis R. Bonini, Corporal Edward J. Frankenbech, and Master Sergeant Harold “Porky” May.

Their recipe for raising good, healthy puppies—plenty of C rations. All four Marines and puppies were attached to an aviation group with 4th Marine Air Wing.

(Source: Flickr / usmcarchives)


The elusive Scruffy and this guy really hit it off. (at South Hyde Park)




Milwaukee resident Kenneth Kornacki sends along this photo dispatch sketching the lines of where the city lives - windows, homes, rooflines.

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Ken Kornacki is a State Guide to Wisconsin. Follow him on Tumblr at aurum-design or on his website,

Here’s my latest contribution to The American Guide for their American Guide week. Check out all the submissions for amazing stories and photos.

(Source: americanguide)


American Guide Assignment #6
Architecture in Midtown Kansas City, Missouri

Almost every prominent American architectural style can be found in this diverse, mixed-income area that stretches roughly from 31st Street on the north to 46th Street on the south, and runs from State Line Road on the west to The Paseo on the east. When I first moved into the area, I was immediately struck by the beauty and the variety of the homes and buildings here, and the block-to-block transitions from grandeur to grit and back. 

Photos clockwise from top:

1. Colonnade apartment buildings generally have six units and are fairly unique to Kansas City. Before air conditioning, people often slept on the huge, open front porches. These apartment buildings are ubiquitous in the urban core. 

2. Late 19th century Queen Anne Victorian in the Squier Park neighborhood that likely existed as a farmhouse before the city expanded southward.

3. American Craftsman home in Squier Park.

4. Kansas City Shirtwaist homes in Westport. This architectural style is also unique to Kansas City.

5. Arts-and-Crafts bungalow in South Hyde Park.

6. American Craftsman home in South Hyde Park.

7. Victorian-era home in Southmoreland.

8. Strange blue facade and Art Deco details at Harling’s near Westport Road and Main Street.

9. Troost Avenue is unfortunately seen as a demographic dividing line by many, though we all live in the same city. This interesting building recently started undergoing renovations, and I can’t wait to see what becomes of it. 

10. The Katz Building on Main Street, once a pharmacy and now abandoned, is an instance of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Midtown.