Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour is Saturday, October 6, 2018!
Come see what makes Hyde Park one of Kansas City’s best urban neighborhoods.
It's easy to enjoy the Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. We're conveniently located in Midtown Kansas City between Crown Center and the Plaza. We have designated parking at several locations where you can catch an air-conditioned shuttle bus and visit each stop on the Tour, or stroll at your leisure down tree-lined streets. This year we've got seven incredible houses on Saturday's tour. And, if you're interested in the Candlelight Tour, see details below.
Purchase your tickets in advance and save! Discounted tickets are available online in advance of the Tour for only $15. There's also a special price of $13 for seniors and students. On the day of the Tour, tickets are available at Trinity United Methodist Church or any of the Tour homes for $20.
Parking and ticket pick-up is at Trinity United Methodist Church at 620 East Armour Blvd. You can also park on any street near any of the homes. Shuttle buses run throughout the day between all houses, parking, and the food and beverage trucks.
Tickets are on sale now. Purchase early and save! Have questions or need more information? Click here.
PREVIEW THE HOUSES ON TOUR BELOW.
7 JANSSEN PLACE
Number 7 Janssen Place is an Italian Revival style house built in 1909 by Mrs. Rodella Dwight. The house was designed by architect John W. McKecknie. The home is a 3 full stories of brick construction with a tile roof. The symmetrical front facade features limestone trim and front porch. Limestone is also used for the construction of the connecting veranda. The interior features ornate plaster ceilings on the first floor and still has all of the original trim throughout the house.
3900 Holmes was designed by John W. McKecknie in 1909 for Mrs A. J. Cole. The house is a 2 1/2 story frame Colonial Revival. The handsome stucco building has a lime stone side porch that connects to the front door by a low walled lime stone terrace. The front has two bowed windows on either side of the door which is flanked by two Doric Columns and crowned with a small pediment. The interior has the original hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, paneled walls and trim. The style is Craftsman.
717 Manheim is a 2 1/2 story frame Colonial Revival built in 1908 by architect was E.P. Madorle. The first floor is cut stone with a centered entry-way flanked by two pilasters with a small triangular pediment above. The terrace has a stone wall and wraps around to a porch supported by cut stone pillars with a sleeping room above. The interiors are in the same style with mostly oak trim work and floors. There is a large original wood burning fireplace in the living room and smaller coal or gas burning fireplace throughout the house.
3827 HARRISON BLVD.
The Craftsman style house at 3827 Harrison Blvd. was built in 1911 by architect was Edgar P. Madorie. The home is 2 1/2 story frame structure with stone on the first floor and stucco on the top floors. The front entry is on the south side of the facade and the porch is supported by two massive stone pillars. A connecting terrace, also of stone wraps around the front and north side of the house. The original flooring on the first two levels are oak with hard pine on the third. Most of the trim and woodwork appears to be original to the house.
The house at 3820 Campbell was built in 1908 by architect was S. R. Frink. It’s a 2 story Tudor Revival house with steeply pitched roof and front gables. The walls are buff brick with the middle gable clad with stucco. The interior is meticulously restored and the original woodwork is mostly oak. The house boasts several original light fixtures. Two oil paintings on linen are incorporated into the floor to ceiling original fireplace mantels. The paintings are signed and dated 1909 by Lauck & Lauck, a color and perspective artist firm in Kansas City.
3530 HARRISON BLVD.
3530 Harrison was designed by architect Frederick C. Gunn and built in 1911. This 2 1/2 story stone house is a vernacular style that shows Craftsman stylistic influences as evidenced by the one story porch, massive stone porch supports, low-pitched roof with wide eaves and natural building materials. The current owners have done extensive updates with an eye for maintaining the appropriate feel for a house of this age. The floors are mostly white oak and the fireplace and mantle in the second floor master bedroom are original to the house.
3652 CHARLOTTE (first floor and garden)
3652 Charlotte has a stone first story and shingles on the second and third was built in 1908 by architect was J. W. McKecknie. The brackets under the eaves and the structure of the front porch give the house a distinct Craftsman feel. This style is carried through in the oak staircase, windows and doors. The floors and trim in most of the house are oak and for the most part unpainted. Native plants that require less water and attract bees and birds define the garden. A rain garden to the south of the deck collects water from the roof and deck.
Grab a bite to eat and a beverage between 10 a.m. an 5 pm on Gleed Terrace between Holmes and Charlotte. This year you can enjoy Detroit Coney Dogs, Seven Swans, Wild Way Coffee, and Betty Rae’s Ice Cream. Mother Earth Coffee will also be at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Pick up your tickets and grab a cup of coffee!
Candlelight Tour | Friday evening, October 5, 2018!
Please join us in celebrating The 33rd Hyde Park Homes Tour beginning with a Candlelight Tour and Party, Friday, October 5, 2018 at the home of Eric and Jane Piper, 20 Janssen Place. The Chicago-style influenced Italian Renaissance home was built in 1910 and has been meticulously restored by the current owners. A highlight of the home will be the conservatory, with its barrel vaulted roof, box beamed ceiling and Greek key ceramic tile floor!! You won’t want to miss it! This will be an exclusive viewing on Friday evening only.
Music for the evening will be provided by the The CUR3, a Kansas City jazz ensemble, and the party will be catered by Olive Events, a Kansas City home grown catering company, that emphasizes creative American cuisine and impeccable service that will set the mood and spirit for our evening.
Tour: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
After you have finished viewing the home, please join us under the tent on Janssen Place for food, wine, beer, music and friends. A true Hyde Park party!!
Party: 7:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $55 per person
Combo Ticket: $60.00 per person (includes a ticket to the tour on Saturday, October 6thwhich will feature seven additional homes and a garden tour)
20 JANSSEN PLACE
20 Janssen Place was built in 1910 for William A. Pickering, a prominent Lumberman. The designing architects were the firm Shepard, Farrar & Wiser. The house is an Italian Renaissance style with Chicago style influences. Some unusual characteristics for the style is the asymmetrically placed front door on the north of the house and the chimney on the front facade. The horizontal stone work which bands the third floor is also an unusual treatment. Inside the house are several arts and crafts features in mahogany. The current owners, Jane and Eric Piper have lovingly and painstakingly done a complete restoration, drawing heavily on Eric’s expertise as a Preservation Architect. The couple was drawn to Janssen Place and Hyde Park because they wanted to restore an older home and they were looking for a neighborhood passionate about old homes and architecture.