All-Electric House completes its move to Overland Park

Photo courtesy of: http://www.jocogov.org/johnson-county-museum-house-move

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A suburban dream-home prototype that was built in the 1950s has completed its nine-mile journey to a new location in suburban Kansas City.

The Johnson County Museum’s All-Electric House began its journey Tuesday night in Shawnee. It arrived early Wednesday at the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in Overland Park, where it will be the centerpiece of a new exhibition.

The ranch house was built in Prairie Village as a model show house for Kansas City Power & Light. Decades later, its owner donated the home, which was carefully restored.

Johnson County Museum Director Mindi Love says the house was called the “Lazy Man’s Paradise” when it was built. She told KCTV it contained a lot of electrical features and gadgetry that weren’t typical at the time.

 

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