LOOSE MANSION: ENJOY A PART OF KANSAS CITY HISTORY

The Loose Family, and the beautiful home they built, have historic significance in Kansas City. Today we are proudly listed on the National Historic Registry, and still as in the past, home to our city’s most exquisite events. We are honored to be able to share this...

DEVOTED TO EACH OTHER

Jacob Leander Loose and Ella Anne Clark, husband and wife, were deeply devoted to each other. This is evident in their grand displays of affection: Loose Mansion and Loose Park. Jacob built our four-story mansion for his beautiful wife as the perfect location for her...

THE INVESTMENT

Although Jacob made his fortune in the cookie and candy business, the money to build Loose Mansion actually came from another source. Jacob and his brother, Joseph, each gave $10,000 to a friend who subsequently discovered copper in the Northwest. Their investment was...

BUILDING A MASTERPIECE

The Loose Mansion was built over a three year period starting in 1907 with completion in 1909 at a cost of $250,000. The Washington D.C. architect hired by the Loose’s was well known for building embassies. Although a private home, it was designed for entertaining...

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE HISTORIC CHARACTERISTICS

Some of our favorite historic characteristics include: Dining Room Tiffany Chandelier Imported Italian Tile Flooring Hand Carved Phillippine Mahogany The Bible Fireplace The Grand Staircase Marble Foyer with Brass Railings Ornate Dome Ceiling in Foyer Fireplace Tile...