Sunday, July 31, 2011

Epperson House

On the campus of the University of Missouri Kansas City I found these gates.  As I started to take a photo I noticed the stairs were crumbled half way up.  As I researched the Epperson House I found so much interesting information.  I will keep my eyes and ears open for a possible tour.

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


Sharon said...

Oh, this would be a great place to tour. I wonder if they ever do a ghost tour. What an interesting building.

Randy said...

In those days it must have looked like a castle to everyone else. What a beautiful place.

RedPat said...

$450,000 in those days was a lot of $$! 54 rooms! You have to find a tour.

Jack said...

Framing the house through these wonderful gates is a perfect way to capture it, Regina. Beautiful.