Heritage, Summer 2004 Page: 18
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Above: The entry hall
at the LanderginHarrington
Opposite: The house's
Palm Room. All interior
images are dated
1915; from the
The Landergin house cost at the time of erection , $90,000, and if built two years later
would have cost $225,000 [due to] its extreme size--96 by 113 feet, four floors fully finished.
I remember the rough electric wiring cost $2,500, and the pulleys in the windows [cost]
$420.00. When the Germans bombarded Brussels in 1914, a $2,500 rug being made for the
living room was destroyed.
Shepard, Farrar, and Wiser of Kansas City were the architects, and I worked closely with
them. The building was begun September 1913 and required nearly two years to complete.
It was my first large contract, together with the Shuford home. I was just 35 years old and was
very proud of the finished houses. (1)
BY CYNTHIA BRANDIMARTE, PH.D.
H E R I TA G E SUMMER 2004
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