The Boller Brothers: Grand Designers
For nearly half a century, you couldn’t throw a film canister without hitting a Boller Brothers theater. St. Joseph native Carl Boller set up his architecture firm in Kansas City in 1905, bringing his younger brother Robert into the business the following year. By the end of that decade, they were nationally renowned for building everything from elaborate theatrical palaces to small town cinemas.
The Bollers specialized in Spanish and Mission-style buildings, which made them the ideal choice to… For more, see History & Legacy.