Gertrude and Margaret Berney House – Rosemont

This two-story house was constructed for Morris Berney’s sisters, Misses E. Gertrude and Margaret L. Berney, presumably by Berney’s own firm, Anderson-Berney Building Co. Berney (1101 Broad Avenue) was a developer of Ridglea, which was laid out to the landscape designs of Hare and Hare of Kansas City. The eclectic house is a staggered L-plan, featuring a two-story gable which projects forward from a hipped block. Distinctive details of the Tudor Period Revival house include fine brick corbeling, ornate chimney, muisetanden and half-timbered portico. The brick surfaces of the house have been painted, and the porte-cochere has been enclosed.

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