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A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
Bertrand Rockwell Residence
The Rockwell house at 1004 West 52nd Street was featured as the 13th Designers' Showhouse in 1982.
Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
Aticle 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...
Designers' Showhouse I
The first Designers' Showhouse was 5208 Belleview Avenue, residence of Harry Seavey. Designed by architect John Van Brunt, it was built in 1912 and overlooked Brush Creek Valley. Seavey was born in Chicago...
Designers' Showhouse XIX
Two-page paper on the 19th Designers' Showhouse showcasing the residence of Herbert P. Wright at 3735 Belleview Avenue. The house was built in 1913, designed by architect Clarence Shepard, and listed "on...
Designers' Showhouse XXXIV, Roselawn
Magazine of the 34th Designers' Showhouse featuring Roselawn, former home of William Volker at 3717 Bell, Kansas City, Missouri. Includes floor plans (p. 62) and photographs and descriptions of the design...
File contains manuscripts, booklets, and information about the designers' showhouses. Designers' Showhouse is a fund-raiser for the Kansas City Symphony generally held in Spring and organized by the Junior...
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
George S. Hovey Residence
File contains a booklet about the third Designers' Showhouse (1972) featuring the George Hovey residence, built in 1909 at 1005 Valentine Road, "and lived in by only one other family [by 1972], the Howard...
House of Blue Awnings, 6315 Ward Parkway
Fact sheet on the history of the 37th Symphony Designers' Showhouse at 6315 Ward Parkway, last owned by Richard and Annette Bloch. Mrs. Bloch selected the blue color for the awnings on the house, not realizing...
John Henry Aikens Residence
One page about the John Henry Aikens residence on display for the 1981 Designers' Showhouse XII at 800 West 56th Street, built in 1911. Description of the house and its owner, the first president of the...
Past Symphony Designers' Showhouses
List of showhouse addresses for the years 1970-2002.
Symphony Designers Showhouse XXXVI
Article profiles the 2005 Symphony Designers' Showhouse at 5300 Belleview. Describes past owners and occupants of the home, including the original owner, John A. Gallagher.
Symphony Designers' Showhouse 42nd
Profile of the 42nd annual Symphony Designers' Showhouse, located at 1000 Westover Road in Sunset Hill. Designed by Root & Siemens Architectural Firm, the English-style home with Gothic influences was...
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXI
History of the "two-story brick house at 1030 W. 65th Street" in Kansas City, "built by the J. C. Nichols Company for Mr. and Mrs. William E. Burnett, Jr., in 1936" from designs by architect Edward Tanner....
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXIX
Magazine gives the history of the house at 5730 Ward Parkway, the Symphony Designers' Showhouse in both 1993 and 2008. The house was built in 1917 and first occupied by the William W. Meriwether family....
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXVI
Profile of the 36th annual Symphony Designers' Showhouse, numbered 5240 Belleview when it was built in 1914, now 5300 Belleview. The home, designed with the features of the Prairie Style of architecture,...
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXVII
Profile of the 37th annual Symphony Designers' Showhouse, located at 6315 Ward Parkway. Construction on the house by the J. C. Nichols Company began in 1925, with architectural plans created by Edward...
Welcome to Roselawn
January 12, 2003
History of Roselawn at 3717 Bell St., once the home of William Volker. Current owner, James Wells, plans to sell the home and has enlisted the Junior Women's Symphony Alliance to develop the home as their...
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