At the turn of the 20th century when 36th Street was the city limits, Kansas City began to expand southward into planned residential areas such as Hyde Park and its crown jewel, Janssen Place. Between 1897 and 1917 Janssen Place attracted many wealthy individuals, many associated with the lumber and construction profession—thus its title “Lumberman’s…Read more
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The impressive Jacobethan house at 1246 W. 59th Street was built in 1921 in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri. The architectural firm was Hoit, Price and Barnes, and the builder was Clarence E. Ennis who used cut fieldstone and a green tile roof. The Hoit, Price and Barnes firm also designed the…Read more
The history of the Bent-Ward House is a microcosm of American history from Native Americans to the “Mormon Wars,” the move west for trading and trapping furs, the Battle of Westport during the Civil War, and the expansion of Kansas City, Missouri to the south by the 1900s to develop exclusive residential neighborhoods. The property…Read more
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