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2002 Home of the Year Awards
Photographs and article about the "Homes of the Year 2002". The awards recognize excellence in the homebuilding and remodeling industry.
54-56 Janssen Place Opens to Friends
History and description of the residence originally home to the founder of the Jenkins Music Company, J. W. Jenkins, at 54-56 Janssen Place.
A Home Apart
Photos and text describing a 1950s N. W. Dible built home in Rockhill Manor.
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A Kansas City Architect: Clarence Erasmus Shepard
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Clarence Erasmus Shepard, or Clarence Shepard (1869-1949), a Kansas City architect, artist, and landscape engineer. Native of New York growing up in...
Back to the City: Moving to Coleman Highlands
Article describing the appeal of moving to the Coleman Highlands residential district or neighborhood, with information about some of its old houses.
Birth of a City
Historical overview of residential districts in Kansas City, starting in 1854 with Kersey Coates and Quality Hill.
Brief History of Historic Preservation in Kansas City
Comprehensive article about the history of architectural preservation in Kansas City and the nation, with most efforts beginning after the 1960s, including Quality Hill, but the first probably the 1922...
Bringing out the Beauty in the Beast
File contains an article about the residence in the Hyde Park residential district of "prominent K. C. lawyer, Frank Brumback and his wife Louise Upton Brumback, or Louise Brumback, a painter," and their...
Country Club District Bulletin
Several years of the bulletin for the Country Club District with drawings and photos of homes, churches, scuptures, fountains, businesses, people, and maps of land developments, etc. Includes mainly residential...
Country Club Plaza--Kansas City
Photos with of homes in the Mission Hills residential district, listing addresses, residents, and architects.
Courtney Row Update
Story of the renovation of five residences in a row "at the 2800 block of Holmes" Street, "designed and constructed by J. M. Courtney from 1889-1890 and. ..characteristic of the Queen Anne style," with...
Do You Live on the Armour Farm?
October 17, 1962
History of the Armour Fields district, formerly part of the K. B. Armour family farm house, since 1918, when it was bought by J. C. Nichols, at 6740 Pennsylvania Avenue, with photos.
Family Home Back in Family
June 28, 2006
Article relates how David and Lucy Terry bought a home called Rock Oaks in the Roanoke neighborhood. The house was built in 1921 by Lucy's great-grandfather, Frank Shryock. "When Shryock built the three-story...
Fire Destroys 100-Year-Old House
Article about the destruction by fire of the residence at 2024 Washington Boulevard in the Westheight Manor residential district of Kansas City, Kansas, located between 18th, 24th, Everett, and Nebraska...
Hampstead Gardens: Older Homes Are on Tree-Lined Streets South of Plaza
Photos of six residences in Hampstead Gardens: 815 W. 60th Terrace; 812 W. 62nd St.; 827 Huntington Road; 824 W. 61st St.; and 1020 W. 59th Terrace. Includes some descriptive text about the neighborhood....
HKCF Homes Tour in Sunset Hill
Brief review of residences in Sunset Hill on the upcoming homes tour.
Home: Dutch Hill Place
Descripton of the "Victorian mini-mansions" on the 2500 block of Cherry Street.
Houses: A Look at Kansas City Home Styles Past, Present and Future
Comprehensive history of styles in houses and residential districts in Greater Kansas City, starting with traces of evidence of structures before 1800 and progressing through the changing styles since...
Hyde Park Festival
Review of the annual Hyde Park Festival tour of homes, with photos, addresses, and names of owners.
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