Sunday, July 31, 2011
Uriah Spray Epperson hired eccentric French architect Horace LaPierre to design the monumental house. Construction on the house began in 1919 and was completed in 1923 at a cost of $450,000. The four-story Tudor-Gothic structure contained 54 rooms, including six bathrooms, elevators, swimming pool, billiard room, barbershop, a custom organ, and a tunnel linking the east and west wings.
The building is well known for its apparent hauntings and secret passageways, which earned it a spot on Unsolved Mysteries as one of the top five haunted houses in the United States
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Kids run through this fountain at Crown Center to keep cool on our hot, hot days. Gradually the fountain shoots much higher. We have been in the high 90's and 100's for the last couple of weeks and add high humidity to that number and we have heat indexes (feels like temperatures) at 105-115.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Stone Church is part of the Community Christ Church in Independence. The Stone Church sits next to the sixty-three acre tract of land consecrated and dedicated in August 1831 by Joseph Smith Jr. as the “land of Zion and the spot for the temple.” The cornerstone of the building was set in place on April 6, 1888. Unfortunately the doors to the church were locked.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I am heading to Alabama today to help move my grandchildren to the family's new local at the Univ of Alabama. I am sure we will not have internet right off the get go and unless I have a spare moment to lounge at Starbuck's I will not be able to visit your blogs, but will catch up when I return this weekend. Thanks for stopping and I have the Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot scheduled for the remainder of the week. I hope you enjoy.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Waggoner's were millers from Pennsylvania. They bought the estate and the mill across the street. They owned this property from 1887 until 1976. They produced what was considered to be the best baking and cake flours in the Midwest called "Queen of the Pantry"
Sunday, July 17, 2011
George C. Bingham, a famous Missouri Civil War artist and politician. There are several buildings on the property. Shown above is the backside of the carriage house. To the right is thought to the home of one of the early owners, which Bingham used as his studio.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Bingham-Waggoner Estates. In the early days (1828-1878) wagon trains passed by this location using it as a short cut to the Santa Fe Trail. As a result the location had many owners hoping to make a profit selling goods to the settlers. Some made significant contributions to the area. In 1999 wagon swales were found on the south end of the property suggesting considerable wagon traffic through the area.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I wanted this tractor, they were asking $55. for it which I'm certain was negotiable. I decided it wouldn't work as a center piece in my house or would rust horribly in the garden. I bet my grandson would like it, but not my son.
For those who commented on the butterflies from my post a few days ago. Initially I thought they had died. When I returned to my car, I noticed them moving back and forth over one another and knew there was not a breeze on that hot day.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Yesterday several of you commented on not seeing the patrons with purchases, if you look closely in the below shot you may see some bags. I know when I arrived everyone was carrying items out to their cars. Someone had the exact chair I intended to search for, only they found it first...
Monday, July 11, 2011
Bingham-Waggoner Estate host an antique sale on the grounds of this historical mansion. As you can see many people attend this sale and fortunately there are lots of tall trees to shade the grounds. Bingham and Waggoner were separate owners of this mansion.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
This 3 sided building was built in 1914 for the Coca Cola Co. Western Auto took over the building in 1951 and placed the iconic sign on top. Although this building is now lofts and has changed ownership over the years, the citizens of Kansas City will fight to keep the sign.
The Western Auto Supply Co was started in Kansas City in 1909 by George Pepperdine who also founded Pepperdine University.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
In answer to a couple of questions, yes civilians are allowed on post and can roam freely. Just have to sign in at the gate with id. The main road was under construction on this recent visit so I entered on a different path. It is extremely easy to get lost and is helpful to have a guide.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Green in a Sea of Orange
This is actually called: 2 Degrees East by 3 Degrees West by Robert Russell 1997
The first day of each month is Theme Day on CDP
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