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George Mathews

George Mathews was born in Brunswick, Maine, May 24, 1860.  He received his education in the public schools, and then entered an architect's office in Lewiston, Me.  He then spent five years in various offices in Boston, perfecting himself in his profession, and came to Kansas City in 1887.  He accepted a position with Adriance Van Brunt, where he remained for three years, and then went with the M. K. & T. Trust Company as superintendent of its building department.  He held that place until 1898, and under his supervision all buildings for the trust company and along the line of the Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad between Siloam Springs and the Gulf of Mexico were erected.

     Since 1888 he has practiced architecture in Kansas City.  Some of Mr. Mathews' principal work has been the Christian Science Church at Ninth and Forest, the Burnham, Hanna & Munger building, the Union Station at Shreveport, and the depot and hotel at Port Arthur.

     He has served terms as president of the Evanston Golf Club, and Secretary of Kansas City Chapter American Institute of Architects, and is president of the Kansas City Athletic Club.

     He married Miss Eunice E. Stanwood at Brunswick, Maine, in 1889.

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