So there it sits, at 63rd Street and Ward Parkway, what was a house and home is now an empty lot.
Who, exactly--what person or group of persons at what bank--thought this would be a good idea, to tear down a rather historic house on Kansas City's most visible avenue?
Some information on what was the house and home:
The mansion was built in 1925 and was purchased by the Bloch family in 1957. The house had over 40 interior and exterior design areas. It sat on 4 residential lots with a pool, gazebo, cabana and tennis court. The pool is believed to be the first in-ground pool in Kansas City.
The house had 5 bedrooms and 4 and 1/2 baths.
It's a big, vacant lot now. The home that was there was torn down 2 years ago and discarded, as we do here in the US far too quickly.
What a waste.
And now, as many people predicted, for nothing.
That this was apparently done by "Solutions" Bank only adds irony.
Link: Historic Ward Parkway Bloch Mansion Torn Down