HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Does anyone remember seei...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:15 AM

Does anyone remember seeing this old house in Kansas City, Kansas?

I took the picture at least 23 years ago. I don't remember exactly where the house was but it appeared to be abandoned, at the time. Maybe it's not there anymore. I wish I knew. There's something eerie, desolate, about the place. It must have stories. I wonder who built it.

24 replies, 2040 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 24 replies Author Time Post
Reply Does anyone remember seeing this old house in Kansas City, Kansas? (Original post)
Fridays Child Jul 2013 OP
Katashi_itto Jul 2013 #1
Fridays Child Jul 2013 #4
evlbstrd Jul 2013 #2
hlthe2b Jul 2013 #3
evlbstrd Jul 2013 #5
Fridays Child Jul 2013 #6
avebury Jul 2013 #7
cbdo2007 Jul 2013 #8
Fridays Child Jul 2013 #9
cbdo2007 Jul 2013 #10
Sunlei Jul 2013 #13
hardcover Jul 2013 #15
MineralMan Jul 2013 #11
Sunlei Jul 2013 #12
trumad Jul 2013 #14
Skidmore Jul 2013 #16
dembotoz Jul 2013 #17
Fridays Child Jul 2013 #18
onethatcares Jul 2013 #19
Fridays Child Jul 2013 #20
onethatcares Jul 2013 #22
pinboy3niner Jul 2013 #21
RKP5637 Jul 2013 #23
Aristus Jul 2013 #24

Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:23 AM

1. Hi yes I remember it, I will get the name. When I lived in KC

it had been bought and was being restored. That was about 6-7 years ago

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:38 AM

4. Thank you so much!

I've wondered about it, over the years. If the walls could talk, they might tell some amazing stories. I hope that the renovation retains the spirit of the home.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:26 AM

2. It's still standing.

The property is fenced off and the renovation is going very slowly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to evlbstrd (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:34 AM

3. do you know where (exactly) it is?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:44 AM

5. Not so that you could map it.

Sorry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to evlbstrd (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:45 AM

6. Is it near the Kansas River?

I remember that it was near I-35 and the river but my memory is more than a couple of decades old!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:47 AM

7. It is a cool looking house. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:50 AM

9. Thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:51 AM

10. you're welcome!

I live on the Missouri side of the state line in Kansas City but found the house with a google images search for "historic kansas city kansas house". Looks like a cool (and scary) place!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 10:02 AM

13. wow and there it is. KC has a lot of old brick homes built like that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 10:29 AM

15. Thank you!

Road trip calling my name.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 09:53 AM

11. Here's the Wikipedia article on the Sauer Castle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauer_Castle

The exact address is included.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 10:00 AM

12. lived in kansas city, kansas a while back. during my wild days.

That looks like the houses behind the KC, Mo. cliff road museum


here's google map look at the houses with that tower- behind the museum

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cliff+Drive+kansas+city,+kansas&ie=UTF-8&ei=M63iUeWVFs3TqQHctoDQAg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 10:31 AM

16. I swear nearly every little town in the midwest has

a house like that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 10:32 AM

17. vista in kck mid 70s interesting town and not always in a good way

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:50 AM

18. Thanks for all the responses.

It's just a textbook classic work of 1800s architecture. I'm glad Sauer Castle still stands and I hope to go back and see it someday. Maybe the restoration will be completed by then.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:05 AM

19. metal detecting that site would

be cool. Especially under the porches and stairs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onethatcares (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:22 AM

20. No kidding!

That would be fun!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:03 PM

22. not just looking for coins either

I'm willing to bet there are all kinds of buttons, suspender clips, belt buckles, shoe straps, toys, gas doodads, and on and on.
Although the coins would be nice.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:45 AM

21. I can't tell you how relieved I am to find that that is not...

...the Bates Motel

When I returned to where I grew up, they were bulldozing the beautiful ranch at the end of my old street. They trained quarterhorses there, and it had been owned by Harry James and Betty Grable. It was surrounded by white fences and eucalyptus trees...

Larer, I saw what they put in its place--tacky Spanish-style stucco homes.

Stories like yours, of preservation, warm the cookies of my heart.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:14 PM

23. America has a rich history of tearing down really cool places and

putting up cheap crap in its place. It really gets disgusting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:18 PM

24. Not 'Psycho'. More reminiscent of this house:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread