Friday, July 27, 2018

Bellefontaine Avenue Historic District

500 to 524 Bellefontaine Avenue in Historic Northeast... these ten homes with only slight variations in floor plans comprise the Bellefontaine Avenue Historic District.   The two-story brick houses were all built in 1889-1890 as speculative houses for Charles K. Baker on the Richmond Place Plat.  This District complements the Scarritt Point North and South Historic Districts.  Four of the District homes shown above are coming, or on the market.. and one other from the same time period.  Google DV Realty for information.   (  )

Below are views of the block and interior shots of 504 Bellefontaine.  True treasures are these.

 These homes were constructed to provide housing for the middle class of the 19th Century.  Most of these are now divided into two apartments over/under and all have off-street parking.

                   Above, 504 Bellefontaine Avenue.   Below, the interiors of the first and second floor
                                                                          apartments. .

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Invisible, Yet Visible

Elmwood Cemetery in Historic Northeast Kansas City shot with a digital camera and infrared filter.  The filter blocks visible light from reaching the camera's sensor so only the infrared spectrum shows up.  Exposure and focusing are by trial and error.  (A lot of the latter.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Renovating History

 The Frontenac Apartments, 421-423 South Gladstone Boulevard.  This apartment is top floor right/south.  The building on the right in both photos is The Inn at 425 a nationally known bed and breakfast. The apartment will rent for $1400 per month.  This building was erected in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. For information:  Nine-one-three-five-seven-nine-five-nine-one-five.  Don't let the 913 alarm you.. the landlords live right next door.