If you have never been inside this beautiful mansion that sits in the Historic Northeast, I would tell you to hurry up and head on down there. However, you will not have that opportunity until 2019 as the Museum is currently closed for extension renovations. I had the opportunity to be a part of the final tour, and it’s an absolutely beautiful piece of history and architecture and I definitely cannot wait to go back and explore after it opens!
The history of the Kansas City Museum can be read about in full here. The Museum is a 1910 Beaux Arts style mansion that was built as a private residence for Robert A. Long and his family. Once completed the museum will showcase the rich history of Kansas City, and go into depth the different neighborhoods and their culture. The mansion will be a combination of perserving the original architecture, and modernizing the space.
The beautiful library still showcases much of the original architecture of the mansion. The photographs show what the library looked like when the mansion was a private residence of the Long Family.
In addition to the library, the saloon has also maintained beautiful details.
A map of the future second floor layout.
The beautiful grand entrance!
The ceilings are absolutely beautiful!
More beautiful ceilings!
Amazing windows in the breakfast room, which will be in the cafe when the Museum reopens.
A rendering of the proposed soda fountain. During the Museum’s hey day in the 1950s there was a beloved 1910 style soda fountain. The Museum is looking to recapture that style and love.
Pictures of what the Museum looked like when the Mansion was a private residence of the Long Family.
Mark a visit to the Kansas City Museum on your calendar for 2019!