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