Kansas City Ward Parkway Mansion Renovation Backstory

This weekend JimmyC offers a worthwhile bit of reporting on one of the most beautiful homes in Kansas City.

Here's the description apropos for plebs in the midst of a housing crisis . . .

The home at 55th and Ward Parkway is considered to be one of the best examples of Prairie Style architecture in the Midwest. It features beautiful and extremely expensive leaded-glass windows, antique exterior light fixtures and an unusual, L-shaped footprint. Other singular features are its reinforced-concrete foundation and gray limestone exterior walls, with a medium-rough, or “shot-sawed” finish.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

The curtains are pulled back on the Louis Curtiss-designed house at 55th and Ward Parkway

A new and hopefully grand chapter is unfolding in the saga of the finest home in Kansas City, That would be the Louis Curtiss-designed house at the northwest corner of 55th and Ward Parkway. Curtiss, once called the Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City, was Kansas City's most famous architect.