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Longview Farm, Longview Road, Lees Summit, Jackson County, MO



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HB687355
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Ca.1920 From Collection Of The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Mo

HB687356
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of An Old View, Date Unknown From Collection Of Anna B

HB687357
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of Old View, Date Unknown From Collection Of The Kansas City Museum Of History And Science, Kansas City, Mo

HB687358
Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Of Old View, Ca


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Item Title


Location
Longview Road, Lees Summit, MO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MO-1222
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-54).
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Significance: Completed in 1914, it was an elaborate estate built for Robert A. Long, a wealthy Kansas City lumberman. Located just 20 miles south of Kansas City, Longview was intended to be both a rural retreat for the family and a working farm. Each activity was located in a specific area, such as the greenhouse, diary, hog, how horse and work horse complexes, spread out over the 1700-acre estate with employees' housing interspersed. Designed by Henry F. Hoit, a prominent Kansas City architect, the buildings at Longview form an ensemble which is reinforced by the consistent use of stucco walls and red tile roofs. Longview was well-known for its fine breeds of show horses, pure milk, prize hogs, and prize roses, as well as philanthropic interests of its remarkable owner, Robert Alexander Long. The farm, never intended to be profit-making, remains a tribute to his lifestyle and vision.

Subjects
Model Farms


Related Names
Hoit, Henry Ford


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of an old view, ca.1920 From collection of the Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Mo. AERIAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of an old view, date unknown From collection of Anna B. Scherer, Lees Summit, Mo. LITTLE BLUE RIVER IN NORTHWEST SECTION OF FARM
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of old view, date unknown From collection of the Kansas City Museum of History and Science, Kansas City, Mo. INFORMAL DRIVE LOOKING NORTHWEST JUST BELOW MOUSE CREEK BRIDGE
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of old view, ca. 1921 From collection of the Kansas City Museum of History and Science, Kansas City, Mo. TRUCK NO. 2, USED FOR GOING TO MEALS, ETC.


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