Showing posts with label Indian Mound Neighborhood Association. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Mound Neighborhood Association. Show all posts

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Historic Northeast Mansions, Volume 4-Indian Mound

Part 4 of the mansion series is sort of a mansion.... compared to its neighbors at least. Built in 1919 this Craftsman Tudor Style Stucco house sits on a large lot across from Indian Mound... and is in the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association Boundaries. Couldn't locate any information on the first owners but, judging from the size and interior appointments, they were well to do. In 1919 it would have been the only house in this location.
The large wrap-around porch on the front faces east.... the house sits at the corner of Gladstone Boulevard and Gladstone Boulevard.... easy to remember. It's at the very beginning of the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway.

Above shot take from the top of Indian Mound. The original mound was only about 5 feet above grade.. But folks kept digging in it looking for artifacts so, in the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completely covered it in dirt to about 25 feet in height.

All the original ornamental walls are still intact.... its a very large lot.... below is the south side.

The back yard has a walk out deck from the kitchen and a coy pond... which isn't in use now because there are little ones in the house.
Above.... looking east toward the mound.
Above and below... the view from the porch.
At some point the porch was enclosed.... it wraps around from the front to the side with a main door in front and a smaller set of doors on the south side.

The dining room above (currently the media room) and the living room below. The current owner had an antique store in Texas prior to moving to Northeast and brought his favorite objects and paintings with him.

The kitchen above and below....

A door off the kitchen leads out onto the deck... in the distance is the next door "neighbor"... a church....

There are multiple bathrooms throughout the house including the basement and the third floor.
What amazed me was the number of windows in the home.... really a great view in every room.

A part of the original structure the back of the house on the second floor is like a sleeping porch.....

Third floor sleeping cove..... door to another bathroom on the right.
Above, the third floor office for the current owner.
The third floor bathroom.... larger than my living room.

I had always wanted to see inside this house... and the opportunity presented itself when it came on the market just last week.... I hadn't yet profiled a home in Indian Mound so jumped at the chance to photograph it. Many thanks to Bob Robinson with Bella Realty for the chance to see this great house.... Bob can be reached at: 816-241-8678.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Indian Mound Trail II, Maple Grove

Indian Mound Trail runs from it's namesake to Elmwood below Gladstone Boulevard along the bluffs. My favorite part of the trail, year round, is Maple Grove which is prettiest in the fall. It's directly below Gladstone and Hardesty. I was hoping to see critters but a couple of blue jays ratted me out. Indian Mound and its namesake neighborhood are in the Old Northeast section of Kansas City, Missouri. Traces of Indian encampments and villages have been found all along the bluffs in this area of the city.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Movie Night in Budd Park

The first Movie Night of the season was held last night in Budd Park... St. John and Hardesty... over 100 boys, girls, moms and dads sat on the hillside to watch Kung Fu Panda and eat snacks. Blankets, pillows, sweaters and lawn chairs were the order of the day. The next movie is Madagascar 2 on July 25th, then The Tale of Despereaux on August 1st and the finale is Hotel for Dogs on August 8th. Movies start at dusk... best to arrive around 8 or 8:30. It's Free. Movies are screened on the north side of the shelter house.Movie Night was introduced by Scott Wagner, President of the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association the organizing sponsor of the event.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Indian Mound at Night, Panorama

Taken from atop Indian Mound this 180-degree panorama shows the Indian Mound Neighborhood from due east on the left to due west on the right. The image is made up of five separate shots.