Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Historic Northeast Homes - Volume 13 - 506 Wabash Avenue

506 Wabash was built circa 1888 for physician Valcolon W. Mather by Western Lumber Company.  In 1893 John W. Merrill, manager of the Big Four Tea and Coffee Company was listed as the owner. Mr. Merrill was an enigmatic businessman who was known as an avid collector and the house became affectionately known as "The House of Relics."

 Here is the listing:    http://matrix.heartlandmls.com/matrix/shared/S1n8Mbs3l2Dd/506WabashAvenue


             The current occupants are a graphic designer and artist who are moving out of the area.  Most of the house is original...woodwork, pocket doors, tin ceilings, Victorian heater in the kitchen...floors all are from 1888.  














                                                       Victorian heat in the kitchen.

                                                       Their young son has quite the room....








                                              Above and below, second floor hallway.

                                                         Third floor studio.  Creative space.

          An out building in back of the house has been transformed into a meeting area for gatherings.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Derby Day 2017 At The Kansas City Museum

Yesterday, on the grounds of the Kansas City Museum, Derby Day was celebrated.  The Second Annual version was sold out with folks in their finery enjoying food, beverages, and the wonderful sounds of Victor and Penny.