Showing posts with label Nikon 14-24mm lens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nikon 14-24mm lens. Show all posts

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Halls Are Decked - The Stevens Home

 The 1902 home of Edward A. Stevens is all aglow for the holiday season thanks to its current owners Jeff Zumsteg and Jeffrey Linville.  The annual decorating takes 10 full 8 hour days, although they spread it out a little more than that.   There are 19 Christmas trees in the house this year.  The home is listed on the National and Local Registers of Historic Places.  It has over 8,000 square feet of living space.




After living in the home for only six months, Mr. Stevens passed away.  His wife, Ellen Stuart Moores White Stevens, son and daughter continued living in the house after his death.  His Daughter Aileen married Herbert James, grandson of T.M. James, and after her mothers passing lived in the home until 1925. 
 The front entryway. 

 Stairs leading to the second floor with original stained glass window. 

 Above, side hallway to the kitchen.  Below, stairs to the second floor. 

 Above, dining room.  Below, Gentlemen's Parlor.  









 Above, third floor ballroom.  Below, Jeff Z's English Village. 






 Above, a Mizzou Tree. :)





 Above, Ellen Stevens' portrait painted in 1865.  The Christmas Cactus was a gift to Jeff Z's Grandfather on his wedding day in 1921.  Still going strong after 96 years.   Below, Mrs. Stevens' first husband, William White's portrait, also 1865, he died at the age of 25.  Mrs. Stevens' was a Mayflower descendent. 




Monday, January 2, 2017

Northeast/Southwest, The City

 The skyline from two perspectives...  the Summit Street Bridge and Paseo and Lexington Avenue..  
                                                                                  roughly.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

There's Room At The Inn

This wonderful Queen Anne style home was built in 1888 for Judge Stephen and Emeline Twiss.
It has had a succession of owners over the years, currently Stephan and Carl who have lovingly restored the home and turned it into a Bed and Breakfast.  For information:  http://innat425.com
Meanwhile, enjoy this feast for the eyes.