HOUSE HISTORY 445 W. 56th Street, Kansas City, MO The colonial house at the corner of 56th and Pennsylvania was built for Andrew Young and his wife Bertha in 1915. Mr. Young was the general manager of the Montgomery Ward catalogue service center at 6200 St. John Avenue, Kansas City, MO. At that time Montgomery…Read more
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The Story of the 48th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse The building of the large limestone house at 816 Gleed Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri was begun in 1908, but we don’t find a listing of occupants in the City Directory until 1910. This modified colonial revival home was one of the earliest houses in the newly platted…Read more
The building permits for the English Tudor house at 444 Westover Road were taken out by H. E. Hucke in 1925. Mr. Hucke was a son of George Victor Hucke who owned George Hucke & Sons contractors. One of the firm’s other prominent buildings is the apartment building at 4533-39 Roanoke Parkway on the Country…Read more
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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