Our History

Showhouses: A History in Pictures.

The Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is a forty-six-year Kansas City tradition, sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA), that supports the Kansas City Symphony. Premier designers and use their unique talents to turn grand homes into a Showhouse that attracts as many as 10,000 visitors to see the latest in design trends and meet with the designers, themselves.

2017 – 816 Gleed Terr

The Story of the 48th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse The building of the large limestone house at 816 Gleed Terrace, Kansas ...
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2016 – 444 Westover Rd

The building permits for the English Tudor house at 444 Westover Road were taken out by H. E. Hucke in ...
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2015 – 96 Janssen Place

At the turn of the 20th century when 36th Street was the city limits, Kansas City began to expand southward ...
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2014 – 1040 W 54th St

The impressive Jacobethan house at 1246 W. 59th Street was built in 1921 in the Country Club District of Kansas ...
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2013 – Bent Ward Home

The history of the Bent-Ward House is a microcosm of American history from Native Americans to the “Mormon Wars,” the ...
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