Sometimes you don't have to start over to create something perfectly modern. Today I will introduce you to the Historic Horse Arena "Longwood Farms". This arena was where Loula Long Combs (1881-1971) once trained her prized horses. The daughter of a wealthy lumber baron Loula loved her horses. In 1921 they owned 120 saddled horses... so you can see why they needed such a large stable and arena!
|Loula with her beloved dogs|
To the barn doors that were reused as interior windows within the offices or as decoration in the lobby.
The old fireplace was saved and is on display in the lobby as well. Large beams are not covered up but featured, stand proudly to remind us of what used to be.
Just a note - Corinthian Hall - the family home is now the Kansas City Museum of History and Science.
|The family home - Corinthian Hall = Kansas City Museum today|
Hope you have a great weekend everyone!
Until next time,