I haven’t been posting much – mainly because I have had my hands full prepping for the NEKCHS Homes Tour and more.
And really, this is the big news I wanted to share with you today.
Come one, come all, and get a chance to see SIX lovely homes on this tour!
I am an old house geek, tried and true. Whether I’m in a house built in the 1950s or something far older, I love to examine the odd nooks and crannies and discover the remains of servant’s stairs, rooms once used for entirely different needs than our modern homes, and more. I study the woodwork, leaded and stained glass, and even the foundations for more clues.
In each of the homes on the tour, there will be fascinating quirks and corners. Odd stories to share.
Here are a few highlights from our home at 3225 E. 10th Street…
- The Kansas City Star wrote an article on a mysterious rash of C.O.D. orders placed by an unknown caller in 1960. Over 150 deliveries in ONE day…including a HEARSE.
- The mysterious handprint on the floor of the front entry – who does it belong too?
- Writers, both past and present abound within these walls. Learn about the house’s rich literary and educational history.
- Hidden rooms? We have one. Well, it’s a walled-over closet, but STILL!
NEKCHS celebrates the rich history of the Historic Northeast. Not just in the mansions to the north, but here, in our own working class neighborhood of Lykins.
The tour is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15th. I hope to see you there!