Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), Architect

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Kansas City, Missouri


Clarence Kivett was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 18, 1905. He studied at the University of Kansas and received his degree in architecture in 1928.[4][5][6] He was married in 1934 to Margaret Maria Kivett.[10] Kivett studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1943. Later, in 1957, he engaged in Regional & City Planning Studies at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kivett was an occasional lecturer at the University of Kansas. He was a member of the AIA, the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Philharmonic Society, and the National Architectural Advisory Commission.[4][5][6] Kivett died on December 3rd, 1996.[9]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Educational & Professional Associations

1928: Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.[4][5][6]

1943: student, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.[4][5][6]

1945-19__: architect and partner, Kivett & Myers.[4][5][6]

1947: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-197; October 31, 1947.[7]

1957: Regional & City Planning Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. [6]

1975: License expired December 31, 1975.[7]

Architectural Study Travel

England, France, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.[3]

Buildings & Projects

Watson Brothers Transfer Co./Omaha Wire Products Building (1944), 1523 S 24th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2] (DO09:0116-002)

Beth Israel Synagogue (1946), 1502 N 52nd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[8][a]

Macys (1949), Kansas City, Missouri.[4][5]

Home for Aged (1951).[4]

Church (1953), Omaha, Nebraska.[4]

Santa Fe School (1953), Kansas City, Missouri.[4]

Douglas School (1954), Kansas City, Missouri.[4]

Katz Drug Company (1957), Kirkwood, Missouri.[4]

Temple B'nal Jehudah (1957), Kansas City, Missouri.[5]

Southwest. Bell Telephone Company (1961), Kansas City, Missouri.[5]

Crossbar-Office Buildings (1961), Kansas City, Missouri.[5]

McPike, lnc, Office & Warehouse (1961), Kansas City, Missouri.[5]

Hallmark Cards (1961), Lawrence, Kans, & N.Y.C,[5]

Menorah Med. Center (1961), Kansas City, Missouri.[5]

Tenth District Federal Reserve Bank Addition (1968), Kansas City, Missouri.[6]

Missouri State Office Building (1968), Kansas City, Missouri.[6]

Belton Senior High School, Belton (1969), Missouri.[6]

Oakland Junior High School (1969), Columbia, Missouri.[6]

University of Missouri Botany Building (1969), Columbia, Missouri.[6]

Honors & Awards

1959: Medal Award, Kansas City AIA.[3]

1964: Merit Award, Kansas City.[5]

1966: Food service award, Oak Park Senior High School Scramble Cafeteria.[5]

Notes

a. This building was done on behalf of the firm Kivett & Meyers, Architects.

References

1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 56.

2. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

3. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed May 18, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1024150.aspx

4. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 302, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

5. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 383, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

6. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 495, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

7. “Professional license results for Clarence Kivett,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed December 10, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A197

8. History of Beth Israel, OrthodoxOmaha.com, 2017. http://www.orthodoxomaha.org/history-of-beth-israel.html

9. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

10. Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 31, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 3, 2020.


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