This weekend I went to a wedding in Kansas City. I had an opportunity to explore a little before driving back to St. Louis. I traveled to visit the Long Mansion- Corinthian Hall located above the river somewhere North of town. This mansion was built by R.A. Long, who was a lumber barron, in the early 1900's. It was designed by Henry Hoit of Van Brunt and Howe architects. It was a little reminiscent of the Rockcliffe Mansion in Hannibal that I sold earlier this year. That also was built by a lumber barron around the same time. Unfortunately the house is closed and undergoing a renovation that I think will take several years. The house had lovely views of downtown KC and the river.
Here are some of the surrounding homes.
And one interesting home that I saw in the Hyde Park neighborhood.