Community Update, Historic KC Letter

August 6, 2016
The Longview Alliance has received a letter of support from Historic Kansas City...








 

Diggin'

September 4, 2014

(posted and written by Kelly Acock, Director of the Longview Festival 2013/14)

The very first time I drove by the Historical Longview Barns I thought OH wow, how amazing are these structures and what I wouldn't give to take a look inside!   Ten years later I was digging in the dirt and rubble inside to bring to life a history that was, in a great sense, buried by time.  

Let me share with you all that goes into the thought process of digging and what the goal is to preserve the history here at ...
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New Longview Festival 2014

July 9, 2014

New Longview Gets Upcycled in Its 100th Year

Innovative Arts Festival brings music, food, fashion, jewelry, home décor and more!

 

Lee’s Summit, Missouri –The New Longview Foundation as part of its 100-year celebration is excited to announce September 12-13 as the dates of the annual Longview Festival.  

 

This year, the festival will be again featuring original art, upCycled décor, boutique items, featured demonstrations by vendors, Children's Art Activities, live music, plenty o...


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New Longview offers great schools, architecture and art

July 9, 2014

New Longview offers great schools, architecture and art




New Longview on the west side of Lee’s Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Reminiscent of Brookside, Waldo and other classic Kansas City neighborhoods with four-sided architecture, this walkable neighborhood has what the marketing team said are the best schools in the state and 16 new home plans with open or traditional floor plans, large closets and the flexibility...


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Robert A. Long

August 7, 2013



Robert Alexander Long (1850–1934) was a lumber baron, developer, investor, newspaper owner, and philanthropist. He lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri and founded Longview, Washington and Longville, Louisiana.

By 1906, Long owned 250,000 acres (1,000 km2) of pine in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana and converted it into 61 lumberyards. As the timber land was deforested in Louisiana, he moved west to the state of Washington and bought 270,000 acres (1,100 km2) of Douglas fir. The...


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Press Release July 2013

July 21, 2013



New Longview Gets Upcycled in Its 100th Year

Innovative Arts Festival brings music, food, fashion, jewelry, home décor and more!

 

Lee’s Summit, Missouri –The New Longview Foundation as part of its 100-year celebration is excited to announce September 13-15 as the dates of the annual New Longview Arts and Music Festival.  

 

We are kicking off an exciting and fresh approach this year. Previous years focused on juried art entirely. This year, the festival will be expanding into up...


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My Revelation ~ an excerpt, page 131

July 7, 2013


Written by Loula Long Combs

p. 131-132

'I was up earlier than usual and went to the stable before breakfast.  Beau was putting up such a game fight to live.  Some horses are like some people and just give up, but not my little Beau.  H stood there with a light blue plaid cooler thrown over him ; he was breathing heavily, and his little face looked so drawn.  If you are accustomed to being around horses, you will notice how their expression changes when they are sick.
I called him by name ~ he tu...


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Longview Farm: Biography of a Dream Come True

June 15, 2013



October 23, 2011

Longview Farm was simply amazing in both its scope and design. It was picturesque in its winding scenic country lanes – twenty five miles of glistening white rail fencing set against lush green pastures – leading to a multitude of strikingly grand red-tiled roofs and white stucco buildings. The barns, as well as the residences, were likewise magnificent in their exterior construction and in their landscaping of vines, flowers, shrubs, and ...

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New Longview...now

May 15, 2013

In the Fall of 2001 more than 800 community members worked alongside a nationally respected team of land planners and designers in an exhaustive six day design, planning and working party convened by Gale Communities to help 'Save Longview'. 

 

From this came the concept for New Longview, a TND {Traditional Neighborhood Design} community.  This variety of homes, offices, shops, restaurants, an elementary school, churches and parks incorporated the original historic structures and together cre...

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Longview Farm...then

April 20, 2013
In 1913 - 1914 Kansas City lumberman Robert A. Long built 'The World's Most Beautiful Farm'.  Longview's 24,000 sq. ft. Mansion, Show Horse Arena, race track, grandstand, and 45 other buildings graced 1,650 landscaped acres with 7 miles of white fence.  The baronial estate was self-sustaining and included every modern technology and convenience. 




For half a century Longview Farm was home to Long's daughter Loula.  With a staff of 200 she raised prize winning livestock, especially horses that ...

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