Last Saturday, Mr. Ken surprised me
with tickets to a Historic Homes tour.
The Northeast Kansas City Historical
Society sponsored this 4th annual
We began our tour at the Robert
Alexander Long Mansion aka
The Kansas City Museum.
Long began the building in 1908
and the 70 room Beaux Arts
mansion was completed in 1910.
Cabinets in the library.
Massive fireplace, check out
the clock and the candle holders
on each side.
Everyone needs a Grand
A beautiful stained glass
This is the window from picture
three but from the inside. I
believe it was in the dining room.
This 1894 beauty was going
to be torn down! What???
It has the original fireplace
mantel and surrounding tiles,
woodwork and pocket doors.
The side porch shows respect to
the importance of porches and
that they should be enjoyed.
The current homeowner has
completed the replacement
and repainting if the "fishscale"
Queen Anne detail on the front
of the house.
Also original to the home are the
stained glass lights and windows.
The light is in the home's entry.
This is the window on the landing.
As you can see this one is above
the front door.
I believe this door with the beautiful
window goes out to the side porch.
There were six place settings on the
dining room table. Each one had a
different saying on the place mat. I
thought they were too stinking cute!
The dining room was added on to
the original structure and relocated
in the back of the house off the
kitchen and up two or three stairs.
The back door off the dining
room leads to another porch
and this lovely area.
Come and sit a spell.
The house next door to the
one we just came from is a
1961 Mid Century Modern
and I did not get a pic for some
reason but it was pretty cool
A 30's ish women owns it and
is putting her stamp on it with
fun decorative ideas, in keeping
with the 60's decor.
The pink bathroom is hers and
is original to the home. I told
Mr. Ken that our master should
be pink but he wasn't buying it!
The blue one is for guests. Fun
Down the street we go to
another beauty. This all
stone two and half story
home with a limestone
foundation was built in
1901. The exterior is
considered Mission style.
When this home was originally
built it had two arches but one
was removed and the porch
was extended. (off to the right
in this photo) After seeing a
"before" photo we like this
much better and it makes
The inside of the house was
gorgeous and I was so busy
looking at everything that I
forgot to take pictures.
The current homeowners
have been in the home since
April of '14 and are continuing
to improve upon what was
done to the home in the past.
Lots of upgrades have been
made but preserving the
historic charm is a goal too.
I hope you enjoyed, I know it
was a lot but there is so much
We will continue our tour next
~Keep on Dreaming~