Eight historic homes, including three by noted architect John W. McKecknie, will open their doors for tours during the biennial Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The Tour hosted by The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) will be held Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and a Candlelight Tour of a Chicago-style influenced Italian Renaissance home on historic Janssen Place will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018.
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(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — NEWS: Eight historic homes, including three by noted architect John W. McKecknie, will open their doors for tours during the biennial Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The Tour hosted by The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) will be held Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and a Candlelight Tour of a Chicago-style influenced Italian Renaissance home on historic Janssen Place will be held on Friday, October 5 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The biennial tour showcases the architectural diversity and unique character of historic Hyde Park, which is nestled in the heart of midtown Kansas City, conveniently located between the Plaza and Crown Center.
The event includes a candlelight tour Friday evening, October 5, and the October 6 tour includes seven homes.
Saturday’s tour homes include:
* 7 Janssen Place, an Italian Revival style home built in 1909, was designed by Kansas City Architect John W. McKecknie. The home is 3 full stories of brick construction with a tile roof.
* 3900 Holmes, a 2 1/2 story Colonial revival home built in 1909, was designed by John W. McKecknie. The home was originally built for Mrs. A. J. Cole and features stucco and stone with a Craftsman style.
* 717 Manheim, a 2 1/2 Colonial Revival built in 1908, was designed by architect E.P. Madorie. The home boasts original wood burning and coal burning fireplaces throughout the house.
* 3827 Harrison, a Craftsman style home, was built in 1911 and designed by architect E. P. Madorie. The stone and stucco home boasts original oak woodwork.
* 3820 Campbell, a Tudor Revival, designed by architect S.R. Frink was built in 1908. The meticulously restored house has original oak woodwork, and two original oil paintings signed and dated in 1909 by Lauck & Lauck which are incorporated into floor to ceiling fireplace mantels.
* 3530 Harrison, a 2 1/2 story stone house, was designed by Frederick C. Gunn and built in 1911. The exterior of the home has Craftsman style influences as evidenced by massive stone porch supports and natural building materials.
* 3653 Charlotte was built in 1908 and designed by John W. McKecknie. The home has a stone first story and shingles on the second and third. Brackets under the eaves and the porch give the home a distinct craftsman feel. First floor and garden tour only.
Climate-controlled shuttle buses transport visitors to each stop on the Saturday tour. The Saturday tour also includes food and beverage trucks.
For further details, and to purchase tour tickets, priced from $13 to $60, visit www.HydeParkTour.com.
“When you visit Hyde Park, the spirit of the neighborhood shines through in the pride neighbors take in these historic homes,” said Allan Hallquist, HPNA’s president. “Our neighborhood and community are evolving, and are still grounded in a desire to preserve the historic nature of the neighborhood.”
In 2013, the Historic Kansas City Foundation recognized The Hyde Park Homes Tour with a Community Catalyst Preservation Award for the contribution the Tour made to the reinvestment and revitalization of a historic neighborhood. The HPNA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.
More information: https://hydeparkkc.org/homes-tour/
Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 32551 • Kansas City, MO 64171 • www.hydeparkkc.org
Related link: http://www.hydeparktour.com/
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