Longview Farm...then

Posted by Kelly Acock on Saturday, April 20, 2013 Under: History
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 won blue ribbons across North America and Europe.  Indeed Loula Long-Combs was the Belle of the American Royal and the first woman to be inducted into the Madison Square Gardens Hall of Fame. 

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