Stallion Barn – Longview Farm

This is the fourteenth post in a multi-dozen-part series about Longview Farm in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

A view from the southwest.

A view from the southwest.

General Info:

  • Built: 1914
  • Modifications: Unknown
  • Disused: Unknown
  • Razed: Unknown, between 1978 and 1985.
  • Size: Unknown, two stalls
  • Location: To the east of the Show Horse Barn, in front of what is now 3189 and 3193 Gardenia Circle
  • Listed on NRHP: No

The Stallion Barn is #15.

Function and Features

There is very little information about this barn. It appears to be a minor barn that was occasionally used. Despite it’s small size, it still remained true to the style of the farm and had a cupola on its roof. Even its date and reason for destruction is in doubt. It was standing in 1978, as it appears in the HABS survey photos, but in the NRHP form from 1985, it’s listed as destroyed and there aren’t any photos of it in the NRHP form. Perhaps it fell to arson? The grandstand to the south and saddle horse barn immediately to the north both fell victim to suspicious fires in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

An inside look at the east stall.

An inside look at the east stall.

Today

The approximate location of the barn is now part of Gardenia Circle and the front yard of two houses.

Additional Photos

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A view from the east. The Show Horse barn can be seen in the background.

 

Photo Credits

All photos are from David J. Kaminsky’s HABS survey, 1978.

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