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Longview Farm: "The World's Most Beautiful Farm"
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TitleLongview Farm: "The World's Most Beautiful Farm"
AbstractArticle about the Longview Farm ,country estate of Robert A. Long, "the most successful lumberman of his day." It was begun in 1913 with architect Henry Hoit having 50 rooms on 1,636 acres. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, home to the horse stables of Loula Long Combs, "the most renowned horse woman of her generation--the only woman ever to be named in the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame."
NotesIn 1968 the two Long daughters, Loula and Sallie, donated a large portion of the farm to the development of Longview College, continuing the dedication of improvement of those around them. A $4 million sports complex is now also near completion. In 1978, 950 acres were acquired through eminent domain by the Army Corps of Engineers for the creation of Longview Lake.
AuthorMadeline Olsen
DateOctober//1989
SourceKansas City Monthly
Locationq977.8411 K1692
Volume14
Number6
Page24-25
Local SubjectLongview Farm
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Longview College
Longview Lake
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID104493
CONTENTdm number14017
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