Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The Missouri and Kaw Rivers are jammed with ice.. still flowing, but packed. Went down to see today. Also saw a Ring-billed gill fishing in the Kaw. Thanks John Page-Cooper for the bird ID.
Monday, January 1, 2018
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Gutted by fire a year and a half ago, the mansion at 3240 Norledge in Northeast Kansas City is slowly returning to its glory. The curved windows in the "tower" are now being installed. There is only one factory in the United States that will make to order curved, thermal windows. It is is Arkansas. It took a while for those to arrive. The home was constructed in 1887 for William Chick Scarritt, son of Nathan Scarritt who owned most of the land in the immediate vicinity.
Friday, December 15, 2017
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.