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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Labor of Love: A California Couple Moves to Tarkio to Restore a Historic Mansion
Article about the restoration of the 1903 W. F. Rankin House in Tarkio, Missouri, with photos of interior and exterior and stories of the house's past, related to romances and ghosts.
Kansas City Jewel: A Victorian Treasure Revived from the Rough
Article about the preservation award-winning house and residents of No. 2 Janssen Place, in the Hyde Park residential district.
JCHS Notebook: Jackson County Historical Society and How It Grew
Stories about the early house south of Westport, the home of wealthy farmer and slave owner John B. Wornall, and strategic site during the Civil War.
Annual Dinner at University Club a Gala!
Description of the restoration of an 1860 home in Arrow Rock, Missouri, restored by the family of Day and Whitney Kerr of Kansas City.
Little Dixie and the Mystic Land of Poosey
Article about the history and characteristics of the geographical area of Missouri known as "Little Dixie," along the Missouri River and the "Land of Poosey," in Grundy County. Description of the area's...
Finding the History Within: The Graham Rogers Home
Photo and drawing with short descriptive article about the Graham Rogers home, located at 6741 Mackey Road in Overland Park, Kansas. Rogers, a member of the Shawnee Indian tribe who trained as a carpenter...
Dr. Johnston Lykins: Baptist Missionary, Realtor, Doctor, First Legal Mayor of Kansas City
Photo of Dr. Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), illustration of his home (built in 1857 at 12th and Washington Streets), and biographical article describing his life and career as a Baptist missionary, realtor,...
Society's Summer Picnic July 27 at Historic Alexander Majors Home
Description of the home and its history starting before the Civil War, with a mention of its being "the assembly point for much of the early day freight by the famous firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell."...
Bingham Ownership Flavors in-the-News Waggoner Estate
History of the Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, Missouri, from its beginnings in 1833 as a plat purchased by Santa Fe trader Robert Rickman, through its occupation by artist George Caleb Bingham's...
Webb Family Settled at Oak Grove in 1836--Once Numbered 500-600 Here
Photo (of the Watt Webb castle) and biographical article about the family of Watt Webb, resident of a large stone building on Truman Road "designed to look like the castles of Europe." Also description...
Old Mansion an Office: Quality Hill Residence Is Refurbished
Article about the refurbishment of the William Warner residence at 1021 Pennsylvania Avenue ("as the offices of Monroe and Lefebvre, Architects, Inc."), built in 1868, with history and biography of Major...
Old Webb Home Is One of Best Preserved Pre-Civil War Houses in Independence
Photo and article about the Garrett Trembly residence at 302 West Mill Street in Independence since 1944, "known for a good many years previously as the Webb home" as the residence of Mabel Webb (dying...
The White House Called Red Rocks
Article describes the residence of Kansas newspaperman William Allen White in Emporia, Kansas (located at 927 Exchange Street). The house opened as a state historic site on May 14, 2005.
Article profiles the home of Maggie and Leon Jacobs, an art deco structure on State Line Road in which exterior and interior party scenes from the film Mr. and Mrs. Bridge were shot. The home, designed...
How Does Liesel’s Garden Grow
Article on the 1929 colonial home of Liesl and Joey McLiney, originally owned by the Isaac P. Ryland family. McLiney’s late grandmother had been an organic Master Gardener, as well as her mother Harriett...
Straight-Laced with a Sassy Side
Article on the home of Mary and John Petrow, which was built in 1923 by Clarence E. Shepard, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home “appeared in a 1925 edition of Architectural Record magazine,...
Celebrating Preservation: 2007 HKCF Preservation Awards
Article on 2007 Preservation Awards includes information about the renovation of the following properties: Park Lane Apartments, Aladdin Hotel, Christian Church Hospital(Residences at West Paseo), Blossom...
Gone but Not Forgotten
Article about the Ragan family, early settlers, and their residence "at or near Armour and Charlotte streets," in the mid-1800s, after arriving in the area in the 1830s.
The Orient...in Johnson County?
Short article with pictures of the "pink pagoda" home located at 8702 W. 49th Terrace in Merriam, Kansas. It was originally built in 1918 by local Rosedale bank owner and realtor John Sanders. The future...
Grace Kemper Toll Describes the 1900 Century Ball
Photos and article about the 1900 Century Ball in the Kansas City Convention Hall with excerpted descriptions by participant Grace Kemper Toll, or Grace Toll (pictured with her house at 3600 Warwick Boulevard)....
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