KC Dwellings is an occasional House + Home series that looks at residential architectural styles in the area. The next feature will focus on Kansas City shirtwaists, an architectural style that originated in the early 1900s.
Shirtwaists are symmetrically designed homes with two or three levels, a steeply gabled roof and a front porch made of brick or stone. The exterior of the first level is typically covered in brick or limestone, while the upper level is covered in wood siding or stucco.
If you’d like to submit your shirtwaist for consideration, please email photographs of its exterior and several rooms to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 12.