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Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
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TitleDesigners' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
AbstractAticle about the eighth Designers' Showhouse, at 1008 Valentine Road, a Victorian mansion built in 1901-1902 for the family of Llewellyn James, general counsel for the Armour Packing Company and later an executive with the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, dying in 1912. Description of his role with Edward Holmes (residing at 1100 Valentine Road) in "plott[ing] out the Roanoke Addition, part of the old Kansas City fairgrounds," and rich history of the house's later ownership including J. H. Neff (dying in 1913), Dr. Don Carlos Guffey, or Don Guffey (ca. 1879-1966), Dr. Carroll Zahorsky, et al. "The Kansas City Journal Post [sic], in 1928, named 1008 Valentine Road Grand Champion of the City Beautiful Contest." Dr. Guffey [resident from about 1925 to 1966], an obstetrician, helped establish the University of Kansas Medical Center. "He delivered two of Ernest Hemingway's children and Thomas Hart Benton's daughter." Dr. Guffey "had the original manuscript for Hemingway's 'Death in the Afternoon.'" Guffey died in 1966 at the age of 87 after six decades of practice and delivery of an estimated 10,000 babies.
NotesDesigners' Showhouse is a fund-raiser for the Kansas City Symphony generally held in Spring and organized by the Junior Women's Symphony Alliance.
DateFebruary 1977
SourceHistoric Kansas City News
LocationMVSC Q 977.8411 H673
Local SubjectResidences
James, Llewellyn E.
Guffey, Don C.
Designers' Showhouse
Roanoke Residential District
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID100680
CONTENTdm number12708
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