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Home > Missouri > Lees Summit > Longview Farm, Greenhouses, Lees Summit, Jackson County, MO



B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
HB687895
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
HB687896
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
HB687897
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
HB687898
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
HB687899
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
HB687900
Historic American Buildings Survey David J
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca
HB687901
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca
HB687902
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca
HB687903
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca


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Item Title


Location
Greenhouses, Lees Summit, MO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MO-1222-25
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-32).
Building/structure dates: 1916 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: Although not originally intended to be profit-making, the greenhouses became one of the more profitable activities of Longview Farm. In 1914, two greenhouses were built to supply flowers and shrubbery for Longview and Long's townhouse in Kansas City. The greenhouses sold flowers to visitors and soon began supplying them to a wholesaler in Kansas City. More greenhouses were added as business thrived. The greenhouses grew commercial varieties of flowers such as roses, carnations, gardenias, and camellias.

Subjects
Greenhouses


Related Names
Lord & Burnham Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey David J. Kaminsky, Photographer August 1978 NORTHEAST FACADES
2. Historic American Buildings Survey David J. Kaminsky, Photographer August 1978 SOUTHWEST FACADES WITH GARAGE
3. Historic American Buildings Survey David J. Kaminsky, Photographer August 1978 SOUTHWEST FACADE OF CONNECTOR #2
4. Historic American Buildings Survey David J. Kaminsky, Photographer August 1978 SOUTHWEST FACADES
5. Historic American Buildings Survey David J. Kaminsky, Photographer August 1978 INTERIOR GREENHOUSE #2 LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey David J. Kaminsky, Photographer August 1978 INTERIOR GREENHOUSE #6 LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of an old view, ca. 1920 From collection of the Kansas City Museum of History and Science, Kansas City, Mo. VEGETABLE GARDEN LOOKING NORTHEAST, GREENHOUSE IN BACKGROUND
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of an old view, ca. 1920 From collection of Anna B. Scherer, Lees Summit, Mo. SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST FACADES WITH GARAGE/POWERHOUSE PRIOR TO GREENHOUSE MANGER'S HOUSE
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of an old view, ca. 1920 From collection of Anna B. Scherer, Lees Summit, Mo. NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST FACADES


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