Friday, March 30, 2012

Water, Geese, People, Brush Creek

Monday, March 26, 2012

Historic Northeast Mansions, Volume 7, Frank Lowe House

This Gladstone Boulevard house was built in 1905 for Frank M. Lowe, Attorney and friend of R.A. Long who had his own mansion (the KC Museum) just a few blocks north. This house is coming on the market soon... see website link at end of post.
The current owner has a wealth of photographs and documents that show Mr. and Mrs. Lowe in the home. A few are shown here. Below, the title page of a tribute to Mr. Lowe written by his son.

Above, the entryway with leaded glass door... all woodwork in the home is original.
Above, stairs to the second floor. The original Tiffany Stained Glass windows were sold by tenants, illegally, a few years ago.. the glass now is replacement.... but still very lovely.
Above and below, the lady of the house, Mrs. Frank M. Lowe.

The Lowes called their home Havenhurst.... above, picture taken in 1909... just three years after it was finished.

The living room, above and below.....

Dining room above, kitchen below.

Mr. and Mrs. Lowe sitting by the gas fireplace.... below, that same scene today..

First floor bathroom above, stairway to second floor below.

Above, stained glass nook on the landing, below second floor hallway.

Above and below, the master bedroom....

Below, second and third bedrooms.

Above, fourth bedroom and door to sun-porch.

Above, second floor bathroom, below, Mr. Lowe in his study.... hard to tell which room this was in...... could have been the blue room above.... just a guess. Bookcases are no longer around.

Above, family members knitting.... Below, the view from the third floor balcony..

Above and below, the backyard area with new deck.
Above, the back of the house, below, the oldest picture of the Lowe's the current owner has.... looks like it may have been at a ballgame......
All interior shots taken with the Nikon D3 and 14-24mm lens, F16, multiple shots sandwiched into one. Exterior shots same camera with 24-70mm lens. Interior shots ASA 800 tripod, exterior ASA 200.
This house is coming on the market soon. If you're interested you can watch for it on Eric B's website: The address is 341 Gladstone Boulevard... it's in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mother Natures Spring Finery

Kauffman Memorial Gardens never disappoint... Beautiful day.
Just took one lens today. 105mm macro... various apertures, all ASA 200. I generally shoot flowers in the sun with exposure compensation of -2/3 stop to avoid blown highlights... which can almost never be recovered.