THE CARRIAGE HOUSE

The Carriage House, located on the South side of the mansion, is 2,200 square feet and was originally home to three of the Loose’s full time servants on the top floor, and Jacob’s 1907 Packard Limousine in what used to be a garage on the bottom floor. Today, the...

BUILDING A MASTERPIECE PART 2

The Saathoff Family purchased Loose Mansion in 2003. Their dedication to the home and Kansas City’s history is evident throughout the mansion. Keeping the integrity of the home has always been of utmost importance to them. The Saathoff’s have restored the entire...

A SELF MADE MAN

Jacob Loose left school in Illinois at age 16 and took a job earning $5 a week. Four years later, he and his brother, Joseph, opened a dry goods store in Chetopa, Kansas. In 1878, he married Ella Clark of Carthage, Missouri. Jacob founded the American Biscuit Company...

THE SOCIETY DOWAGER

Ella Loose gave birth to two children, but sadly both died as infants. Ella was well known for being strong willed, compassionate, and generous, and for her lavish parties while entertaining for the benefit of both their business and community. At age 60, “Kansas...

AMERICA’S MOST NOTABLE GATHERING OF MILITARY HEROES

Shortly after World War I, Jacob and Ella Loose were actively involved in the Liberty Memorial Association which was created to build a lasting National memorial in Kansas City to those who offered and gave their lives in defense of liberty and our country. On...