Monday, December 14, 2009

Holidays In Historic Northeast

Last Sunday was the Holiday Homes Tour in Scarritt Renaissance. Five homes, decorated for the holidays, were on the tour along with the Kansas City Museum and Melrose Methodist Church. Over the next three days I'll post photos from the event. This tour was a benefit for the Good Samaritan Project. Congratulations to Bob Robinson, Chair of the Tour, for pulling it all together and to all the people who worked so hard to pull it off... it ain't easy!

Below shingle style built in 1900 for Rollins M. Hockaday. Includes eight fireplaces and original art glass windows. Current owners Michael and Holly Anderson have made it a warm place indeed.

Below a Colonial Revival home built in 1897-98 by Edward "Lucky" Scarritt. The Scarritt-Royster home has been occupied by Judge Scarritt's descendants ever since including the present owners Will, Carol and Carolyn Royster.

The families living in these homes did a wonderful job decorating them for the holidays and were very gracious to open them for the tour.

Tomorrow two more homes, 1902 and 1904. Thursday another 1902 Mansion and Melrose Methodist complete with concert pictures of the Kansas City Boys' Choir and the Kansas City Girls' Choir. They were splendid.


  1. Thanks for the pics! I didn't make it to the tour and really wanted to see some of these homes...