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Diggin'

Posted by Kelly Acock on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : History 

(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 offers great schools, architecture and art

Posted by Kelly Acock on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, In : New Longview 

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

Posted by Kelly Acock on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, In : History 



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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My Revelation ~ an excerpt, page 131

Posted by Kelly Acock on Sunday, July 7, 2013, In : My Revelation 


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

Posted by Kelly Acock on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : History 



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

Posted by Kelly Acock on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : History 

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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